• July 4th Holiday Hours and Closing @Hardin Library

      The Hardin Library will be closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4th for the 4th of July Holiday. The Hardin Library will be open Saturday, July 2 from 10am-6pm. The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Medical Library Association Spring 2022 Hardin Staff Activities

    Hardin Librarians are active in the Medical Library Association.  The annual conference is in New Orleans, May 3-6, 2022. Jennifer Deberg, a 2022 RTI (Research Training Institute) Fellow is presenting a poster: Exploring DNP (Doctorate […]

  • National Poetry Month Selections From Hardin Library Student Employees

    April is National Poetry Month, and these are poems selected by our student employees. Selections by Josh Hart stonewall to standing rock by Julian Talamantez Brolaski (entire poem) who by the time it arrived had made its plan heretofore […]

  • John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library Open House 2022 Book List

    Visit the John Martin Rare Book Room at Hardin Library for the annual open house, Wednesday, April 20, from 4pm-7pm. All are welcome/family friendly! Masks encouraged.  This is an in-person event. The following books will be on display: […]

  • Return or Renew Books Due in June 2022

    All loans due in June, 2022 should be returned or renewed (re-loaned).  Materials due in June 2022 must be renewed or returned by October 1 to avoid being billed a replacement charge. You may renew your loans: by signing into my account […]

  • Celebrating Our Student Workers

    During National Student Employment Week and every day, we celebrate all of our student workers. They’re critical to nearly every aspect of Libraries’ operations and their service is greatly appreciated. Eleven members of the Libraries […]

  • Conservator’s Corner | Saving The Morgagni

    By Beth Stone, MFA Collections Conservator, University of Iowa Libraries When volumes arrive in conservation, the first step is a quick assessment. Often this entails physical inspection of a cart of 30-80 items, ticking off from a […]

  • NEW: Three Women for Equality: Christine Grant, Peggy Burke, and Bonnie Slatton Fund

    Three trailblazers who led the national effort for gender equality in athletics are being honored through a new fund dedicated to collecting, archiving, and highlighting their achievements and the efforts of other women. The Three Women […]

  • Staff Highlight: Michelle Dralle

    Name: Michelle Dralle Your role at Hardin: I am a Library Assistant IV working in Collections, Access Services, and just recently, returned to help in Interlibrary Loan. Years you’ve worked in a library and years you’ve worked at […]

  • 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 […]

  • John Browne | Myographia Nova | Dissection | Book of the Month from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

      By Damien Ihrig, Curator, John Martin Rare Book Room BROWNE, JOHN (1642-1700) Myographia nova, or, A description of all the muscles in humane body : as they arise in dissection : distributed into six lectures ; at the entrance into […]

  • What Do You Wish We Had @Hardin? | Submit your ideas and suggestions

    Do you have an idea for a new service, workshop, want a change in the physical space in the library? Do you want something changed on our website? We want to know! Please submit feedback online You can receive follow-up communication if […]

  • Get Ready For Finals @Hardin Library | Later Hours May 6 & 7| Free Coffee & Snacks | Dinosaur Game

    Hardin Library wants you to be successful with your finals!  We have lots of seating and offer some extras to help you study. Reserve one of our 11 group study rooms: https://uiowa.libcal.com/booking/hardin-groupstudy 24-hour study […]

  • Love Data Week 2022: The perfect time to remember the importance of data

    We’re celebrating International Love Data Week from February 14 – 18. This year’s theme is “Data for everyone,” and it’s a great time to reflect on the significance of data and how it can help expand research. For instance, how […]

  • NEW: Loan Period Extended for Undergraduates and Merit Staff

    Undergraduate students and Merit Staff now have a longer time to borrow materials.  Undergraduates – Loan period changed from 4 weeks to 16 weeks Merit Staff – Loan period changed from 4 weeks to an annual loan (Same time as […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wiley Open Access Agreement

    University Libraries is excited to announce an open access (OA) agreement with Wiley. This agreement, negotiated through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), begins on February 1, 2022, and runs through December 31, 2022. Through this […]

  • Seeking nominations for the Benton Award

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

  • Iowa Regents libraries offer new grants to support open educational resources

    Libraries at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa announce a joint funding opportunity for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). This program is open to small teams of faculty, […]

  • Hardin Library Awarded $5.7 Million Grant to Continue Outreach as a Regional Medical Library

    The University of Iowa Libraries’ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has been awarded a five-year grant to continue its role as a Regional Medical Library (RML) in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). NNLM consists […]

  • Celebrating Open Education Week

    Open Education Week (March 1-5, 2021, #OEWeek) is a time when educators around the world come together to learn and share practices around Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy. While there are a host of excellent […]

  • UI authors can now make Cambridge articles Open Access for free

    On the heels of its recent arrangement with PLOS, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) has entered into a second contract to bundle the cost of journal subscriptions and Open Access (OA) publishing, this time with publisher, Cambridge […]

  • 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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