UI Libraries news and events


  • Longer hours begin Tuesday, January 21

    Hardin Library begins the regular academic hours on Tuesday, January 21.  The 24-hour study remains open to all University of Iowa affiliates whenever the library is closed. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-Midnight Friday 7:30am-8pm Saturday […]

  • Got EndNote Desktop? Got Mac? | Read this before upgrading to Catalina OS

    The latest Mac operating system, Catalina, runs only 64-bit apps. While the original version of EndNote X9 is a 32-bit app, the latest EndNote upgrade is a 64-bit app.   If you have EndNote Desktop on your computer and have not yet […]

  • Hardin Library closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    The Hardin Library will be closed Monday, January 20 for the University Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  The library will re-open at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 21.  The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed […]

  • BabelScores Now Available

    The Rita Benton Music Library now provides access to BabelScores, an online scores database of over 210,000 pages of contemporary music. The catalog features composers from around the world, related media (videos of performances, sound […]

  • Lanterns in their Hands: a look at a new exhibit and its curator

    In the darkness of these Midwest winter months, a new exhibit comes to our reading room to shed light on nine nearly forgotten Iowa women writers.  Lanterns in Their Hands: Nine Nearly Forgotten Iowa Women Writers was curated by […]

  • Return Billed Books | Get Credit for Charges

    Our library is mostly fine-free. If you were billed a replacement charge for an overdue book owned by University of Iowa, simply return it to any University of Iowa Library/UIowa Law Library and you will receive a credit for the […]

  • Supporting research & clinical practice with systematic review service

    By clinical education librarians at UI Libraries’ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Jennifer DeBerg and Heather Healy Since 2011, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has provided a systematic review service to support […]

  • Mental Illness and Addiction Biographies | Remembering Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Author Elizabeth Wurtzel’s groundbreaking biography about depression Prozac Nation inspired many other confession-style biographies.  Ms. Wurtzel died from metastasized cancer on January 7, 2020.  Here is a selected list of […]

  • 2019: Rita Benton Music Library Year in Review

    2019 was a busy year for the Rita Benton Music Library at the University of Iowa. Here are a few highlights! January Student from Dr. Suhadolnik’s Fall 2018 American Music seminar mounted the exhibit, “Exploring Our Sounds: […]

  • Longer January Hours @Hardin Library

    Longer interim hours at Hardin Library begun January 6.  The 24-hour study is open whenever the Hardin Library is closed.   Monday-Thursday (January 6-9, 13-16) 7:30am-9pm Friday (January 9 & 16) 7:30am-6pm Saturday (January […]

  • Lower Pioneer of Experimental Physiology | December 2019 Notes from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    RICHARD LOWER (1631-1691). Tractatus de corde. Amsterdam: Apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1669. [16] 232 pp   Richard Lower was one of the foremost English physiologists of the seventeenth century. Soon after receiving his M.D. […]

  • New ebooks in ClinicalKey including New titles on Concussion, Addictions, Emergency Ultrasound

    Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice (Johnson, Bankole) 2nd ed Assessment and Treatment of Addiction, The (Danovitch, Itai) **NEW** Atlas of Facial Implants (Yaremchuk, Michael) 2nd ed **NEW** Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes (Waldman, […]

  • Have time to relax? | free movies and music available online

    Do you have time to enjoy some music or movies?  We can help you with that. Selected Streaming Music BabelScores  read recent/contemporary music scores and listen to recordings.  Contemporary World Music includes sounds from […]

  • *New* Voice Search InfoHawk+

    The newest update to InfoHawk+ includes a voice search assistant enhancement in SOME  (chromium-based) browsers. Works in: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge Chromium, Opera, Amazon Silk How to use: *select the Microphone icon, *begin […]

  • Need Fun Activities for Break?

    It’s the holiday break. You’ve opened presents, eaten, napped, and now what? How about some fun DIY projects and crafts?   Maybe start out with something from The Star Wars Craft Book. Want to start with a […]

  • Data Management Course for Researchers

    Got research data? Have you shared it? Other researchers, funders, publishers, and the public want to know: The public – A Pew research survey found that open access to data and independent review inspire more trust in research […]

  • Announcing Our Kick-Start Award Winners!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KICK-START WINNERS!!   We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Creative Kick-Start Program! Kick-Start, a program which was developed by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology […]

  • Vote for your favorite gingerbread house!

    From pretzel siding to a peppermint walkway, you will love seeing the architectural features of our new Gingerbread House exhibit at the Sciences Library! All of our houses were created by Sciences Library staff and friends. Now it’s […]

  • Free coffee & snacks for finals week at the Sciences Library!

    Study at the Sciences Library during finals week to take advantage of free coffee and snacks! Coloring, Legos, and games are available if you need a study break. We have lots of seating options: bean bag chairs, study carrels, large […]

  • Ella Wagner: 2019 Linda and Richard Kerber Travel Grant Recipient

    Ella Wagner, a PhD candidate from Loyola University is this year’s Linda and Richard Kerber travel grant recipient. Linda Kerber and her husband Richard founded this Fund for Research in the Iowa Women’s Archives that awards […]

  • Congratulations Graduates!

    Congratulations to our student assistants, Rachel and Jarod! They are both graduating this December and we are so excited for them!     Rachel Henkle has been working with us for three and half years as a Student Assistant, and […]

  • Introducing the Studio’s New GIS Specialist: Jay Bowen

    We are excited to announce that Jay Bowen will be joining the team in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio as our new Geographic Information System Specialist on January 21st.  Jay comes to us from his most recent role as a […]

  • Next Week is FINALS Week!!

    Yes, next week is FINALS WEEK and we are here to help you get ready!!! Are you finding that you are having trouble concentrating when you try and study in your room? Too many distractions? The couch and TV or gaming system just too close? […]

  • Dimitri Mitropoulos’ Music Library: From New York to Iowa and Back Again

    On November 21, the New York Philharmonic Archives opened a new exhibit about Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) in the Bruno Walter Gallery at Lincoln Center. The exhibit focuses on Mitropoulos’ tenure as music director […]

  • Points on a Map

    The end of another semester means another update to my map! This semester I focused closely on the first 30 locations in the text, ten from each category of location I determined, visited locations (gray), mentioned in poetry (blue), and […]

  • Reflections on the Digital Humanities Capstone Symposium

    Yesterday, I attended the Public Digital Humanities (DH) Capstone Symposium. The symposium represented the final step towards completing the Public Digital Humanities certificate. At the event, my colleagues discussed the digital projects […]

  • About my Digital Humanities Capstone Project …

    My research broadly examines Black women who traveled abroad for their education motives, either teaching, researching, or studying, during the 20th century. With the Digital Humanities (DH) Capstone Project, I wanted to utilize digital […]

  • SKYWARN® Recognition Day!!

    December 7th, 2019 is National SKYWARN® Recognition Day!!   So, just what is SKYWARN® ? It is a National Weather Service (NWS) volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather […]

  • Encountering Soul in the Iowa Women’s Archives: Scholar Taryn D. Jordan and the Aldeen Davis Papers

    Taryn D. Jordan was researching Ella Fitzgerald at the Schlesinger Library in the Radcliffe Institute when she first encountered the papers that would bring her to the Iowa Women’s Archives. Jordan is a doctoral candidate in […]

  • Create Your Own Pop-up Greeting Cards – Learn & Create Workshop!

    Creating Pop-up Greeting Cards Tuesday, December 3rd; 5:00 PM Engineering Library Creative Space     The holiday season is coming up quickly! Want to impress your friends and family with fun and unique greeting cards?  Learn […]

  • Mahanna wins Library Research Award

    Allexis Mahanna, a UI senior majoring in global health studies, won the inaugural Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA) offered by the University of Iowa Libraries. Mahanna was selected from a competitive pool of undergraduate […]

  • Fun Activities for the Thanksgiving Break!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!     Stuffed with food? Tired from the tryptophan? Need something to get yourself moving and thinking again? Kids to entertain? Or just want something different to do? I don’t know if it is warm or cold […]

  • Past Lives Find New Home at UI Paleontology Repository

    It’s amazing, isn’t it, to think that we in the 21st century can pick up a rock from a quarry, a roadside embankment, or perhaps even your own driveway that retains the shape and detail of a creature that has not been seen on […]

  • Learn & Create Workshop – Arduino Piano!

    Arduino Piano Tuesday, November 19th; 5:00 PM Engineering Library Creative Space   Learn to create a your own mini piano! Learn all the steps to make your own mini piano using an Arduino and circuit board.  This lightweight […]

  • Is that news story real or fake?

    My  colleagues at the Main library published a guide that outlines how to assess news stories.  The guide is titled Fake News and provides information on the following topics:  Understanding types of misinformation Lateral […]

  • Culshaw elected ARL vice president/president-elect

    John Culshaw, the Jack B. King University Librarian at the University of Iowa, has been elected to serve as incoming vice president/president-elect for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Culshaw will become ARL president on […]

  • Graduate Thesis Boot Camp Registration Open!

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! FREE 2-Day Graduate Thesis Workshop! Presented by the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, College of Engineering, the Graduate College, and the Hanson Center for Technical Communication! January 16th & 17th, […]

  • FAQ — Ithaka S+R University of Iowa Faculty Survey on Library Planning

    The Ithaka S+R University of Iowa Faculty Survey on Library services and space will help the Libraries evaluate faculty use of our facilities, resources and services. All UI faculty are invited to participate in an important study designed […]

  • Learn & Create Workshop – Create Citations!

    Creating Citations Quickly & Easily with Endnote Tuesday, November 5th; 5:00 PM Engineering Library Creative Space     Want to make your research and writing more efficient? Hate the last minute rush of trying to create a […]

  • Eurasian Manuscripts – Keogh Fall 2019 DH Capstone

    For my DH Capstone semester, I am working on the usability and clarity for a website about manuscripts. It started here and now looks like this. The site is an outlet for materials discussed in the 2016 Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, […]

  • Back at it aGenji

    Hello again! I’m continuing my work from the summer fellowship this semester as I work on my PDH Capstone with the Studio.  This semester I am primarily focused on fleshing out the first thirty locations for my map. I’m […]

  • The Holy Land continued

    This semester I’m entering a new phase of my Digital Humanities scholarship. My project is simultaneously the capstone to my Public Digital Humanities Certificate and the very first project for my Informatics Certificate, in the form […]

  • Kraft Retires as Head of Preservation & Conservation

    Nancy E. Kraft, Head of Preservation and Conservation, has retired after serving 18 years at the University of Iowa Libraries.

  • The Remarkable John Giorno

    The following comes from Olson Graduate Assistant Rich Dana John Giorno, poet, artist, and activist, passed away Friday, October 12th at the age of 82. Although readers may not be familiar with his name, Giorno was one of the most […]

  • Selections from the Sackner Collection: The Association for Study of Arts Materials

    Selections from the Sackner Collection: The Association for Study of Arts Materials Written by Diane Dias De Fazio, Curator of Rare Books & Book Arts   Well, konnichiwa.   The University of Iowa Special Collections announced […]

  • Did You Miss Black Hole Week?

    If so, you’re not alone. Black holes are by definition problematic to observe. In fact, it was only in April of this year that astronomers unveiled for the first time an image of a black hole in Messier 87 , a supergiant galaxy […]

  • SOUNDS FROM THE FIELD – Hearing Hollywood in Iowa’s Special Collections: Casting and Composing for the Four Daughters films

    by Nathan Platte One of the problems of being a film historian is that you sometimes stumble across movies that require immediate love and attention. Four Daughters is one such film for me. Falling short of “classic” status, […]

  • Accepting Nominations for the Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence

    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 […]


    In 1923, department chair Philip Greeley Clapp established graduate studies in music at the University of Iowa, and in 1924/25, the first students concluded their course of study with the submission of musical compositions and documents as […]

  • Welcome to the Sciences Library!

    Hello, new & returning Hawkeyes! Visit the Sciences Library this week to find a comfortable study spot, enjoy free coffee, and meet our staff! Our new exhibit showcases our staff, what they can do for you, and what they would like you […]