It has often been said that a first-rate library is the foundation for a first-rate university. This is certainly the case at the University of Iowa. The UI Libraries is a coordinated network of eight libraries offering a wealth of informational and scholarly resources to advance student success, support high-impact research, and engage with students, faculty, and the community.

The Libraries is the largest library system in Iowa and holds an extensive collection of research materials, reference services, maps, multimedia, government publications, electronic access to information resources, periodical indexes and abstracts, databases, and more. These extensive collections are all readily accessible on-site on online. Libraries staff members are also available to assist with reference and other informational questions.

In partnership with teaching faculty, the Libraries offers a variety of information literacy and course-related instructional programs designed to develop critical skills for students in all disciplines. Students and faculty also have access to resources to help integrate new media technologies in their teaching, learning, and research.