• 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 […]

  • Hardin Library CLOSED For Home Football Games

    Hardin Library will be closed on days there is a home Iowa football game. The 24-hour study will be available to all University of Iowa affiliates. During home football games, parking lots are closed, and bus routes are disrupted. If you […]

  • Low Cost Color and B&W Printing Available

    Color and black and white printing are available at the Hardin Library. Students and all University of Iowa affiliates can make printouts and the charges go on your U-Bill. Black and white printing 3 cents per sideColor printing 15 cents […]

  • Still Time To Submit Fall Reserve Requests

    We are currently working on course reserves for Fall 2023. If you have materials you would like to place on course reserve, please submit an online “Hardin Library – Place Items on Reserve” form […]

  • 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 […]

  • Heather Healy Appointed Distinguished Member of Academy of Health Information Professionals

    Heather Healy, MA, MLS, AHIP was appointed a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) in May. The Academy of Health Information Professionals is a professional development and career recognition […]

  • 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 […]

  • Residents: Services For You!

    Welcome Residents!  We are here to help you be successful. We have librarians for every subject. Find yours now! Guide to services we provide Download useful mobile apps for free, including clinical tools like UpToDate and DynaMed Plus

  • 4th of July Holiday Week Hours

    The Hardin Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day. The library will close early at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Regular hours resume on Wednesday, July 5. The library will be open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day. The […]

  • Construction Updates June 21: All Restrooms Open, Lactation Options Changed, Reflection Room Temporarily Closed

    The Lactation Room is temporarily closed for construction, but we do have some options for nursing mothers! The Reflection Room is temporarily closed due to construction on the 4th Floor.  The Reflection Room will return. All restrooms in […]

  • Presentations by our librarians at the 2023 Medical Library Association Conference

    The Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) held a joint annual conference in Detroit from May 16-19, 2023.  Three librarians from the Hardin Library for Health Sciences gave lighting talks and […]

  • Congratulations to our spring 2023 graduates!

    Erin, Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing, Minor in Anthropology Erin plans to study Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison this fall. Ian Russell, Bachelor of Arts in Enterprise Leadership, […]

  • Return or Renew Books Due June 2023

    All loans due in June, 2023, should be returned or renewed (re-loaned). Materials due in June 2023 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 by […]

  • 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 […]

  • Linda Walton Receives the Marcia C. Noyes Award from the Medical Library Association

    Linda Walton has been recognized with the 2023 Marcia C. Noyes Award, the highest distinction given by the Medical Library Association (MLA). This competitive national award is presented to a nominee with a longstanding and sustained […]

  • DMPTool Helps Researchers Write Data Management and Sharing Plans

    Because funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) now require data management and sharing plans as part of grant applications, researchers tasked with writing these documents […]

  • The Power of Persistent Identifiers in Data Sharing

    Every researcher has likely seen Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) attached to the articles they read, cite, and publish. As unique codes that distinguish a specific research article, dataset, or other digital object, DOIs make it much […]

  • Data Curation: Adding Value to Your Dataset

    You may already know that the University of Iowa’s institutional repository, Iowa Research Online (IRO), provides both preservation and access to your dataset for the long term. You may not know, however, that Research Data Services in […]

  • Why Iowa Research Online is an Ideal Place for Your Data

    University of Iowa researchers are increasingly taking advantage of the university’s institutional repository, Iowa Research Online (IRO), to house their research and creative works. IRO currently holds nearly 115,000 research outputs […]

  • Landmark open publishing agreement with Wiley extended for three years

    The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce the expansion of the landmark open publishing agreement between the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Wiley. The new three-year agreement, which is effective Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. […]

  • 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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