The John Martin Rare Book Room is located on the fourth floor of the Hardin Library and is normally open Monday through Wednesday from 8-12 and 1-4. The room is accessible by appointment Thursday and Friday. To ensure access Monday-Friday, contact: Donna Hirst (319) 335-9154 or Catherine Reed-Thureson (319) 335-7221. If for some reason the Rare Book Room is closed during these times, access to the collection is available by contacting the Hardin Library Information Desk at 335-9151. The Rare Book Room is closed on weekends and University holidays. At any time when the room is closed, please inquire at the Main Information Desk on the 3rd floor.