• 13 student Libraries workers receive scholarships for 2023-24

    Student library employees are a crucial part of what makes the University of Iowa Libraries such a valuable, accessible resource for the community on campus and beyond. We’re grateful that these dedicated students make time alongside […]

  • Guide to accessing Journal Citation Reports

    by Mary Thomas, clinical education librarian Using Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is important because it’s the official source to find a journal’s impact factor. However, finding JCR online can be tricky, especially because JCR and […]

  • Hardin Library 50th anniversary calendar

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is 50 years old in 2024.  Please enjoy an annual calendar designed by Helen Spielbauer.  

  • The UI Libraries announce Biochemical Society open access agreement

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a new open access agreement with the Biochemical Society, effective through Dec. 31, 2026. The agreement, negotiated through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), guarantees full […]

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Open Access Agreement

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce an expanded open access agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), effective Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2026. The agreement expands our limited 2023 agreement, […]

  • Updated hours for Jan. 9 due to winter weather

    The University of Iowa Libraries have updated hours due for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, due to winter weather. (UPDATED at 4:15 p.m. to reflect the Main Library’s 5 p.m. closure) Art Library – Closed Hardin Library for the Health Sciences […]

  • Hardin Library Interlibrary Loan closed Dec. 23–Jan. 1

    The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 23, until Tuesday, Jan. 2. You may place interlibrary loans during this time, but the requests will not be sent to other libraries […]

  • Winter Interim hours and closings at Hardin

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences winter interim hours begin on Saturday, Dec. 16. The 24-hour study is available for affiliates whenever the library is closed. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

  • Get Ready for Finals @Hardin | Free coffee, snacks, later hours, game

    Get ready for finals at the Hardin Library. We want you to succeed! Hardin will be open until 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9. Free coffee and snacks starting Friday, Dec. 8, until they run out! Be the first person to find […]

  • Exploring the Exciting World of Medical Research – First-Year Seminar Presentations

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences librarians Mary Thomas and Jennifer Deberg taught a first-year seminar this semester called “Exploring the Exciting World of Medical Research.” The class was designed to stimulate students’ […]

  • Thanksgiving Break Hours @Hardin

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will have different hours during the Thanksgiving holiday break. The 24-hour study will be available to affiliates with an Iowa OneCard or UIHC badge. Sat, Nov. 18 CLOSED home football game Sun, Nov. […]

  • October is National Medical Librarians Month

    We have a specialist librarian liaison assigned to all health science disciplines.  Find your librarian.     

  • Open Access Faculty Panel Discussion – Community over Commercialization

    You’re Invited Join faculty leaders from all over campus in celebrating International Open Access Week 2023 with a panel discussion on the theme of Open Access: Community over Commercialization. The UI Libraries’ Scholarly Impact […]

  • Call for nominations for Libraries’ Excellence Award

    The University of Iowa Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this award acknowledges a Libraries staff member’s professional contribution in […]

  • The Fabri-c of Our (Book) Lives | Conservation Corner

    by Giselle SimónUniversity ConservatorDirector, UI Libraries Conservation and Collections Care This particular treatment was a perfect candidate to test out some momigami, a long-fibered Japanese paper that is coated with konnyaku (a […]

  • Absolutely Fab-rius | Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    Damien Ihrig, MA, MLISCurator, John Martin Rare Book Room Over time, books can start to show their age. All kinds of things take their toll on a book – fire, pollution, pests, and acidic inks, to name a few. Mostly, though – and this […]

  • Provisional Patents

    Disclaimer: The Lichtenberger Engineering Library is not a legal entity and no one on staff is a lawyer.  This guide is purely for helping you learn about and search for patents.  If you need legal assistance, please consult a licensed […]

  • Collections management, writ large: Inside the UI Libraries Annex

    This remarkable facility boasts towering shelves, millions of volumes, and a satellite—and that’s just the beginning. The University of Iowa Libraries Annex sits on the outskirts of Iowa City, tucked between warehouses and against […]

  • New Big Ten Open Books First Collection provides open access to scholarly monographs

    The university librarians of the Big Ten Academic Alliance have launched the Big Ten Open Books project, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The first 100-title collection centered […]

  • John Martin Rare Book Room expanding, receiving new reading room

    Changes are coming to the John Martin Rare Book Room (JMRBR) in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences that will provide researchers more access to books and space for hosting classes and events. A new, separate reading room will be […]

  • UI Libraries Celebrate Mahrya Burnett, Benton Award Recipient

    Mahrya Burnett has been named the 2022 recipient of the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence for her impactful contributions to the future of Open Educational Resources (OERs). As a scholarly communications librarian […]

  • Libraries partner with City of Literature for ‘Stories from Ukraine’ project

    Local libraries are teaming up with the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature to celebrate Ukraine during the week of June 13. The “Stories from Ukraine” project is a series of videos that offer a chance for viewers to better understand […]

  • Herky: A Brief Origin Story

    Hatched in 1948 by University of Iowa journalism professor Dick Spencer III, Herky has evolved much over the last several decades. One thing remains the same, however: our mascot is beloved by the campus community and far beyond. An […]

  • Local Libraries LIT Welcomes R.O. Kwon – March 3

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk) will feature author R.O. Kwon on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM. This is the sixth FREE virtual event in the series, which is offered by all public libraries in Johnson County as well as […]

  • Iowa City Darwin Day 2021

    Iowa City Darwin Day celebrates the benefits of science for humanity, and all are invited to celebrate this year by attending virtual talks by prestigious scientists! All Iowa City Darwin Day events are free and open to the public. Erich […]

  • Dr. Thomas H. Kent: Library Benefactor

    Dr. Thomas H. Kent, professor emeritus of pathology at the University of Iowa, died November 21 as in-person classes at The University of Iowa came to a close for the fall 2020 term. Dr. Kent was the youngest son of Frederick W. Kent, who […]

  • Countdown for Liftoff

    While we humans below the branches of a tall cottonwood tree along the Iowa River at Coralville’s Iowa River Landing have been preoccupied with the effects of coronavirus on our communities, a pair of Bald Eagles has been raising a […]

  • Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) Virtual Library

    In honor of April representing Sexual Assault Activism Month, the University of Iowa Libraries and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) came together to offer you a virtual library. There you can find a reading list of ebooks pertaining […]

  • Sciences Library Trivia Night on Fridays!

    Hawkeyes, join the Sciences Library for Trivia Night on Fridays, April 24th to July 10th at 5 PM! The trivia will be led by student emcees Madison and Mason. The questions will be from various subjects such as science, arts & […]

  • Room Reservations and Viewing Calendar | New Website

    Click on the Calendar button to see upcoming events and registrations. Click on the Reserve a Room button to reserve a classroom, group study, learning lounge, or a simulator.        

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