Main Library Bookstacks is responsible for maintenance of the open bookstacks in the Main Library, not including Special Collections or the Map Collection. There are reshelving areas on each floor except for the 5th floor.

Main Library Directory

  • Second floor -North end – check this area for East Asian and math collection materials.
  • Third floor – Central corridor leading to the journal stacks – check this area for journals, bound and unbound, theses and dissertations, and other materials left on the third floor.
  • Fourth floor – Off the central corridor in the middle of the building – the Bookstacks office and materials sorting area is here.


Standard Semester Term Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Location and Contact Information

Main Library Bookstacks
4th Floor, NE Corner

Joel Maxey, Bookstacks Supervisor
phone: (319) 335-5928

Mailing Address:
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242