• Lanterns in their Hands: a look at a new exhibit and its curator

    In the darkness of these Midwest winter months, a new exhibit comes to our reading room to shed light on nine nearly forgotten Iowa women writers.  Lanterns in Their Hands: Nine Nearly Forgotten Iowa Women Writers was curated by […]

  • Mental Illness and Addiction Biographies | Remembering Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Author Elizabeth Wurtzel’s groundbreaking biography about depression Prozac Nation inspired many other confession-style biographies.  Ms. Wurtzel died from metastasized cancer on January 7, 2020.  Here is a selected list of […]

  • 2019: Rita Benton Music Library Year in Review

    2019 was a busy year for the Rita Benton Music Library at the University of Iowa. Here are a few highlights! January Student from Dr. Suhadolnik’s Fall 2018 American Music seminar mounted the exhibit, “Exploring Our Sounds: […]

  • Longer January Hours @Hardin Library

    Longer interim hours at Hardin Library begun January 6.  The 24-hour study is open whenever the Hardin Library is closed.   Monday-Thursday (January 6-9, 13-16) 7:30am-9pm Friday (January 9 & 16) 7:30am-6pm Saturday (January […]

  • Lower Pioneer of Experimental Physiology | December 2019 Notes from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    RICHARD LOWER (1631-1691). Tractatus de corde. Amsterdam: Apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1669. [16] 232 pp   Richard Lower was one of the foremost English physiologists of the seventeenth century. Soon after receiving his M.D. […]

  • Need Fun Activities for Break?

    It’s the holiday break. You’ve opened presents, eaten, napped, and now what? How about some fun DIY projects and crafts?   Maybe start out with something from The Star Wars Craft Book. Want to start with a […]

  • Data Management Course for Researchers

    Got research data? Have you shared it? Other researchers, funders, publishers, and the public want to know: The public – A Pew research survey found that open access to data and independent review inspire more trust in research […]

  • Announcing Our Kick-Start Award Winners!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KICK-START WINNERS!!   We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Creative Kick-Start Program! Kick-Start, a program which was developed by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology […]

  • Vote for your favorite gingerbread house!

    From pretzel siding to a peppermint walkway, you will love seeing the architectural features of our new Gingerbread House exhibit at the Sciences Library! All of our houses were created by Sciences Library staff and friends. Now it’s […]

  • Free coffee & snacks for finals week at the Sciences Library!

    Study at the Sciences Library during finals week to take advantage of free coffee and snacks! Coloring, Legos, and games are available if you need a study break. We have lots of seating options: bean bag chairs, study carrels, large […]


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