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About the Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries is the largest library system in Iowa and 9th in materials expenditures among U.S. public research libraries (ARL FY10 data). The University’s Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, 5 branch libraries, and the Law Library contain more than 5 million volumes.

Learning Commons

Administration Office

Office of the University Librarian

Collection Management


Giving to the Libraries

History of the Libraries

Locations, Parking & Hours

News & Events


Code of conduct, food and beverages in the libraries, computer use and circulation policies as well as the Libraries’ privacy statement and links to University policies.


Mission Statement and Strategic Plan as well as the current and archived issues of the Annual Report and Bindings newsletter.

Staff Directory

The University Libraries maintains consortial arrangements with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the State of Iowa Regents libraries (Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa), the Association for Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).