• Collecting Food & Basic Hygiene Products for Food Pantry @Iowa through Dec 16

    Hardin Library is collecting canned and dry food and basic hygiene products for The Food Pantry @Iowa.  Donate through Friday, December 16.  Bring your donations to the 3rd floor desk by the main entrance.  All donations will be given […]

  • Taking on Finals Week with Help from the UI Libraries

    Even the most unflappable students tend to feel stress spiking in the final week of the semester, when exams and essays loom. It’s also one of the busiest seasons at the UI Libraries, with visitors seeking energy and focus among the […]

  • Developing a Community Engaged, Digital Scholarship Practice

    At the beginning of the capstone, I wrestled with several queries. I felt lost and unsure about moving ahead with my project, Hobo Archive. I struggled with realigning the project’s relationship with its audiences. I used the majority of […]

  • Get Ready For Finals! | Coffee, Cocoa, Snacks | Later Hours Fri Dec 9 & Sat Dec 10 | Dinosaur Game | Food Pantry Drive

    All of us at Hardin want you to be successful this semester.  We are helping you get ready for finals! Later hours! Hardin Library will be open until 9pm on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.  The 24-hour study will be […]

  • Graduate Profile: Jake Santi

    We’re nearing the end of the semester (don’t panic) so we’re going to take the next two weeks to celebrate our graduating student workers! Jake Santi Hometown: Western Springs, IL Major: Engineering How long have you worked at the […]

  • Popular Pharmacy Handbook of Medieval Europe | November Book of the Month from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    by Damien Ihrig, Curator, John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library MESUË THE YOUNGER (fl. ca. 1200?). Canones universales. First Giunta edition. Printed in Venice by Luca-Antonio Giunta, 1527. 388 leaves. 32 cm tall. Mesue’s […]

  • Thanksgiving Break Hours @Hardin Library

    Hardin Library will have shorter hours during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The 24-hour study will be available to UIHC and University of Iowa affiliates whenever the library is closed. Friday, November 18 7:30am-6pm regular […]

  • Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

    Happy Native American Heritage Month! As a university that sits on the homelands of many tribes past and present, it is important to us to acknowledge the significant contributions that Native Americans have made to our culture and […]

  • WHO COVID-19 Research Database

    WHO COVID-19 Research Database    “The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 Research Database is updated daily (Tuesday through Saturday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other […]

  • Jonathan Reeder | Researcher in Ancient Mental Health | History of Medicine | Video Available

      Jonathan Reeder is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa. He teaches courses in ancient medicine and a variety of others concerning the ancient world. His research centers on the […]

  • Engineering Origami

    It’s World Origami Day! Did you know that the art of paper folding has applications in engineering? Biomedical engineering, robotics, space structures and more use techniques from origami. Origami dates all the way back to Song Dynasty […]

  • UI Libraries recognizes first-generation staff and student workers

    The University of Iowa Libraries is celebrating its student workers and staff who identify as first-generation students with opportunities to enjoy snacks, coffee, and other refreshments at the Main Library. It’s part of the […]

  • Great Pumpkin Winner: Congratulations, Maddie!

    After amassing a colorful and creative collection of decorated pumpkins, we have determined a winner for the Sciences Library’s Great Pumpkin Halloween display. The winning pumpkin featured a spider’s web with glittery spiders and was […]

  • How do I… Request an item?

    If the University of Iowa Libraries do not have a book you’re looking for, or if it’s checked out, you can request the item and we’ll bring it to Iowa City for you for free! Here’s a quick walkthrough of the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) […]

  • Welcome Kate Orazem

    We are happy to welcome Kate Orazem as the inaugural Iowa Women’s Archives Women in Politics Archivist. Orazem joined the team at the beginning of October. She received a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of […]

  • Open for Climate Justice

    This year’s theme for Open Access Week is “Open for Climate Justice.” Yale Climate Connections assigns three key factors to climate justice: Climate justice begins with recognizing key groups are differently affected by climate […]

  • Finding Open Access Materials

    There are many reasons you may want to find Open Access materials – easy collaboration and access, you just like the spirit of Open Access publishing, or more. Here are a few ways you can find what you’re looking for:  When searching […]

  • Sciences Library Great Pumpkin exhibit: vote for your favorite pumpkin!

    Are you waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive? Check out the new Great Pumpkin exhibit at the Sciences Library. The Sciences Library staff and student workers have been hard at work decorating pumpkins. You will find spiders, zombies, […]

  • Publish for Free with Transformative Agreements

    Open Access publishing comes in many forms, but they are most commonly broken down into Gold and Green Open Access. With Green Open Access, authors directly publish their work to a repository or a preprint server, like ArXiv. Doing this […]

  • Open Science

    Open Science takes the principles of Open Access and applies them to the scientific process. Researchers working in the Open Science framework actively share their data, tools, results, and more. Going further, Open Science seeks to […]

  • Celebrating Open Access Week and a new resource for UI scholars

    Happy Open Access Week! We’re celebrating this year’s theme “Open for Climate Justice” with an Iowa Research Online featured collection of recent University of Iowa scholar-authored open access journal articles related to climate […]

  • Celebrate Open Access Week!

    This week we’ll be highlighting Open Access on the blog in celebration of Open Access Week!  Let’s start with the basics, what is Open Access? From our Scholarly Publishing LibGuide, “Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, online […]

  • Highlights of the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library

    We had a great time learning about our campus trees at the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library. It was fascinating to learn about the oldest trees on campus as well as new plantings. We also learned about our State Champion trees, […]

  • Feeling Hungry?

    It’s getting chilly and I don’t know about you but I feeling like doing more cooking (mmmm, soup). You can learn more about food here in the Engineering Library!  If you’re looking for recipes with science behind them, check […]

  • Collecting Your Ghost Stories

    The following comes from university archivist Sarah Keen   Have you heard footsteps where no corporeal being is walking? Have unexplainable events occurred in your building that have no humanly cause? Are there spaces on campus where the […]

  • Newton Road Sidewalk Closed October 10 through 21

    The sidewalk between the Hardin Library bus stop and Hardin’s parking lot  beginning Monday, Oct. 10. The closure is expected last through Friday, Oct. 21. Access to the first floor entrance will be available only from the direction of […]

  • Nominations open for the Benton 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 contributions […]

  • Homecoming Week | Hardin Closed Sat, Oct 29 | Bus Service Disrupted Fri Afternoon, Oct 28 | Downtown Parade Route

    Homecoming is here once again. Hardin Library will be closed on Saturday, October 29 due to the home Iowa vs. Northwestern football game.  Kickoff is 2pm.  The 24-hour study is available. Cambus routes will detour Friday afternoon […]

  • October is Medical Librarians Month | Make Better Decisions Faster

    For better data, research, costs, and patient outcomes: consult your medical librarian. Aitken, E. M., Powelson, S. E., Reaume, R. D., & Ghali, W. A. (2011). Involving Clinical Librarians at the Point of Care: Results of a Controlled […]

  • Construction @ Hardin

    Beginning this month, construction will begin in Hardin Library that will transform the space into one that we hope will be more welcoming and more relevant to your needs.  By the end of the project, which will take two years: quiet study […]

  • Pause, Reflect, and Reset: How Can We Best Support Digital Scholarship?

    During the National Hobo Convention last month in Britt, IA, I spent three long days spreading the word about the digital archival project that leaders of the hoboing and I have worked on for nearly a year now. This project is called Hobo […]

  • Happy Birthday Lil Picard!

    The following is written by academic outreach coordinator Kathryn Reuter. On Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, join the Stanley Museum of Art & the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives as they celebrate the 123rd […]

  • A Tale of Tails: Pets in the Archives

    A new exhibit bound to make you feel warm and fuzzy is up in the Special Collections & Archives reading room.  Curated by lead outreach and instruction librarian Elizabeth Riordan and academic outreach coordinator Kathryn Reuter, the […]

  • Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nicholas Meyer to share storytelling journey

    From Sherlock Holmes to Star Trek, Nicholas Meyer’s celebrated career has spanned decades and different genres. Now, he’s making another trip back to where his storytelling journey began—the University of Iowa. The University […]

  • Libraries Resources Available for Textbooks and Course Materials

    The cost of textbooks continues to rise due to an industry heavily dominated by large publishing companies. While there is no single solution to the problem, the University of Iowa and University Libraries is committed to continuing to […]

  • Welcome Rich Dana

    We are pleased to announce Rich Dana as Special Collections and Archives’ Sackner Archive Project coordinator librarian.   Rich Dana earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2021 and his MA from the School of […]

  • SciFinder Classic is Retiring

    If you are currently using the classic version of SciFinder, it is time to start using SciFinder-n. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will discontinue the “classic” SciFinder interface on Dec. 31, 2022. SciFinder-n, will be the only […]

  • Select Textbooks on Reserve at the Business Library

    Visit the Business Library’s service desk to see if your textbook is available for loan.  You can also use InfoHawk+ (available on the Business Library Web page) to find out which materials your instructor has placed on reserve.  […]

  • Library Resources on Leadership

    Check out this new guide on leadership, which features books, articles, and videos. If you have questions or comments, please contact the Business Library.  

  • Access the New York Times

    UI students, faculty, and staff can now read the enhanced New York Times on their laptop, mobile phone, or other device.  To gain access: While on campus, register for free at After registration, access the Times on […]

  • Are you researching an industry? Check out the Business Library’s Industry Research Guide

    Use the Industry Research Guide to find sources that offer:    Industry trends  Key players  Industry ratios and financials   Forecasts, and more  Need research help? Contact a business librarian.

  • Do you need company information? Check out the Business Library’s Company Information Research Guide

    Use the company guide to find sources that offer:  Company locations and descriptions Executives Financials Competitors Equity pricing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings Need research help? Contact a business librarian.

  • Welcome Sarah Keen, our new university archivist

    We are pleased to welcome Sarah Keen as our new university archivist in Special Collections & Archives. Sarah joined the Libraries at the start of the fall semester. She comes to Iowa from upstate New York, where she served as Colgate […]

  • Study Help for BIOL 1411: Foundations of Biology for Fall 2022

    If you are taking BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology, you can take advantage of free study help with our Sciences Library student mentors. Drop-in Tutoring for Foundations of Biology Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursday from 6 p.m. to […]

  • Tree Talk & Tour at the Sciences Library

    Join Arborist Andy Dahl for a tree talk and tour at the Sciences Library! This program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. The tree talk will begin at 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Sciences Library. The walking tour of campus […]

  • Wulfie Parsons Music Library Guide, 2022 Edition

    Welcome back, Hawkeyes!  The Rita Benton Music Library is excited to have students and faculty return to campus to use the scores, books, recordings, journals, and other resources available in our stacks. It can be tricky to navigate the […]

  • We have books and so much more… 10 ways your Libraries can help you

    The University of Iowa Libraries are here to help. We provide vital opportunities for engaging in critical learning, research, creative work, and clinical care through staff expertise and exceptional collections. Here are 10 convenient […]

  • Making Calligraphy Digital

    For my Digital Publishing Scholarship & Studio Fellowship this summer, I am working with master calligrapher Cheryl Jacobsen to design her first textbook that will support the introductory calligraphy course she has taught at the […]

  • “Getting situated, sizing down and translating across”

    I began the Digital Publishing fellowship motivated to use the protected time to build a project that utilized digital methodologies to explore the impact of racism on maternal and infant health outcomes. As an applied Sociologist with […]

  • The Incomplete Archive and Stories that Need to be Told

    As I reflect on my work this summer, I stand amazed by how much is required to feel a finished project pull through. When I first started, I expected to create a complete archive of the aspects of the Great Migration that would make a […]

  • Confronting Digital Architecture

    This second half of my time with the fellowship has been marked by momentum, exploration, and maybe a little clarity! I have been amazed by how staying open to the lessons of the Digital Publishing Studio have nudged me in exciting but […]

  • The Wallach Project

    For the second portion of this summer fellowship, I’ve been focused on editing and organizing the digital collection for the Wallach Project. This requires editing, formatting, tagging, and categorizing hundreds of items before they are […]

  • Tears for Things

    Just about as soon as I published my last blog post, the people I pitched the essay to wrote me back. They asked how the Kmart thing is going. Had I done the reporting I had intended to? Good question.  Here’s me getting some thoughts […]

  • Let the Data Be Your Guide

    In only a few short weeks, my fellowship project has undergone a series of substantial transformations. While the Fellowship course provided useful information about the inner-workings of digital humanities, having a chance to see my own […]

  • Institute for Research Design in Librarianship

    By Kelly Hangauer In June 2022, I joined twenty-seven academic librarians across the U.S. for a 2-week online workshop as part of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. IRDL was initiated in 2014 to address the lack of social […]

  • All Women Welcome: Summer 2022 Reading Room Exhibit

    The following is written by Rachel Miller-Haughton, former Olson Graduate Research Assistant and curator of All Women Welcome exhibit All Women Welcome: Voices of Activist Iowa Women is the summer 2022 exhibit in the Special Collections […]

  • Problem Solving with Plugins

    I have spent the majority of the second half of the summer troubleshooting the Spout and NDI plugins for Unreal Engine. Recently, I have been using Unreal Engine to send video from Axis Studio (the Perception Neuron 3 software) into a […]

  • Translation in Practice

    “But we were growing up and it was necessary to learn, or so my dad told us after he sent Abel to inspect the gully up to the dam—the water from the garden spout had dwindled, perhaps because of a collapsed bank or some rotten branch […]

  • How it has been going

    I have enjoyed the weekly meetings for this fellowship. We talked about digital scholarship and the labor involved. The weekly meetings are helpful in holding us accountable and offer a space for us to talk about our progress, how we are […]

  • The Challenges of Crowdsourcing: Engaging the Crowd and Finding Time

    As I begin to reflect on my fellowship experience, I would like to pick up where I left off. Since my last post, I worked with folks to test the tasks and workflow of the crowdsourcing component added to Hobo Archive. These tasks ask […]

  • Drawing from what DJ Tanner taught me

    Just this week we read and talked about feelings of being obsolete. While the inherent purpose was to discuss the evolution of technology and digital spaces, I gravitated to my own person concern and woe. I instantly responded with the […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 7-22-22

    Welcome to the University of Iowa Libraries’ virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 7-19-22

    Welcome to the University of Iowa Libraries’ virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like […]

  • Music of Movement: A Lost Archive

    This summer, I am focusing on creating an archive of a movement that has shaped the latter half of the 20th century into the 21st when it comes to contemporary regional culture’s music, culture, and landscape. The Great Migration was a […]

  • Modes of Translation

    Recently, in one of the distractions that consume negligible but not insignificant parts of my day, I was reading a Twitter thread about what’s the best way to “tell someone to f— off in a work email.” The responses were numerous […]