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  • January 2020 Book of the Month | John Martin Rare Book Room | Eye Diseases by Demours 1818

    DEMOURS, ANTOINE PIERRE (1762-1836) Traité des maladies des yeux : avec des planches coloriées représentant ces maladies d’après nature, suivi de la description de l’œil humain / traduite du […]

  • Welcome Back, Hawkeyes!

    You are invited to the Sciences Library for a comfortable, quiet place to study! There are computer stations, study carrels, and booths with USB and outlets for phones and computers. If you have group work to do, there are tables and large […]

  • Spring Hours and Assistance

    The Biz Hub library information desk will be open the following hours this semester:  Monday—Friday 8:00 am—5:00 pm  Saturday Closed  Sunday 1:00—5:00 pm  In addition to our service desk hours, the […]

  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Signs new PLOS Deal

    If you’ve ever considered publishing Open Access (OA) in PLOS Biology or PLOS Medicine, it just got a lot more affordable. The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), of which University of Iowa […]

  • Hardin Library Closed Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    The Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, January 18 for the martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:30am. The 24-hour study will be available when the library is closed. University […]

  • 2021 Spring Research Scholars Workshops

      2021 Spring Research Scholars Workshops An informative series of six virtual workshops is designed to aid researchers at all levels with scholarly publishing, research poster presentation, technical writing tips, literature reviews, […]

  • John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library Open By Appointment During Winter Break | Zoom or In-Person

    Anyone may make an appointment to use the John Martin Rare Book Room from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.  You may make an in-person appointment or our curator can meet your via Zoom and show you materials online. To make an appointment: email […]

  • New Books Jan. 5, 2020

    Welcome to the Library’s 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 to borrow, […]

  • Dr. Charles Hawtrey 1935-2020 | 2017 Talk on The Great War To End All Wars

    Dr. Charles Hawtrey, Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology died on December 29, 2020. Dr. Hawtrey served as a naval urologist in Beaufort, South Carolina during the Vietnam War, and became a clinical professor in pediatric urology at […]

  • Website Server Maintenance Wednesday, Jan 6 | Starting at 7pm | Intermittent Downtime

    All of the University of Iowa Libraries websites will be undergoing server maintenance beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at 7pm. There will be intermittent downtime beginning at 7pm, and the downtime is predicted to last until 9pm. […]

  • Spring Semester Hours Begin Monday, January 4

    Hardin Library Spring Semester hours begin now.   Monday-Thursday Library open 7:30am-6pm Virtual help available 7:30am-9pm Friday Library open & virtual help available 7:30am-6pm Saturday and Sunday Virtual help 1-5pm 24-hour […]

  • Hardin Library Stacks Open

    Hardin Library bookstacks opened on Monday, January 4.  You may browse the stacks and pull any books you are interested in using or to check out. Still available from the library catalog: request holds for pick up request office […]

  • Aiden Bettine to join Special Collections and University Archives

    The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce that Aiden M. Bettine will join the Department of Special Collections and University Archives as Community and Student Life Archivist effective January 4, 2021, a newly-created […]

  • Remembering Dick Eimas | Former Curator of the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    by Catherine Reed Thureson, MA Richard (Dick) Eimas, former curator of the John Martin Rare Book Room, passed away on November 19th, 2020 following a battle with cancer. Dick was the original curator of the John Martin Rare Book Room, a […]

  • More Accessible Library Returns @Hardin Library

    You may return books and DVDs from any University of Iowa Library to the Hardin Library book return.  Hardin Library’s book return is available 24×7 and is handicapped accessible.  Hardin Library has metered parking […]

  • 2020 Fall Undergraduate Library Research Award Winners

    The University Libraries received several strong applications for the Fall 2020 Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA). Because of this, we were able to secure extra funding from the Academic Enrichment Fund thanks to the Friends of […]

  • Dr. Eric Ensley joins Special Collections

    On December 28th, 2020, Dr. Eric Ensley will join Special Collections as Curator of Books and Maps. Ensley earned his MSLS from UNC before going on to earn an MA in English from NCSU, then an MA, M.Phil., and PhD in English from Yale. […]

  • New Books – Dec. 16, 2020

    Welcome to the Library’s 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 to borrow, […]

  • Difficulty Using Resources Off Campus? | Use Firefox/Safari/Edge

    If you are having trouble accessing library resources while using the Chrome browser off campus, please try using a different web browser. Chrome is the most secure web browser, and some library resources do not yet comply with the latest […]

  • Finals Week Stress Relief Guide

    When you take a break from your studying, rest and recharge with online puzzles, science coloring sheets, wildlife live cams, and museum and nature virtual tours with the Sciences Library’s Finals Week Stress Relief Guide. You can […]

  • Winter Break Information!

    Winter Break is Almost Here!   Beginning December 21st, the Monday after Finals Week, the Seamans Center and the Library will be closed to the public. During this period, the Library will be transitioning to “Curbside” and […]

  • New Books Dec. 8 2020

    Welcome to the Library’s 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 to borrow, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Handkerchief that cough and sneeze! Snippets from the Daily Iowan during the 1918 pandemic

    In 1918 and 1919, the Spanish flu pandemic swept through Iowa killing over 6,000 people and infecting more than 93,000. The archives of the Daily Iowan from this time period shed light onto what life was like during that time on campus and […]

  • Course reserves for spring 2021

    UI Libraries are now accepting course reserve lists for the upcoming Spring semester at the Main Library, Hardin Library, and branch libraries. Please note the following changes. Not all libraries are offering to place print books on […]

  • The Large Glass finds a home in the International Dada Archive

    The following is written by International Dada Curator Timothy Shipe.  The latest major acquisition for the International Dada Archive is The Large Glass and Related Works (1967-1968), an impressive collaboration between artist Marcel […]

  • Open Access Model Pilot Agreement

    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Open Access Model Pilot Agreement Guest Blogger: Qianjin “Marina” Zhang In November 2020, the University of Iowa (UI) Libraries participated in a transformative open access model […]

  • Edna Griffin, Civil Rights Activist

    This post is the tenth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the collections of the Iowa Women’s Archives. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and will continue monthly for the remainder of […]

  • Listening to Muhammad Ali, 53 years later

    It’s been over fifty-three years since Muhammad Ali spoke to a full house in the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus, but thanks to the Darwin Turner Audio Collection (and a grant to digitize this collection), anyone […]

  • Potential COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know

    Potential COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know Two vaccines have shown great promise recently to be successful against COVID-19. Pfizer and Moderna have reported that their vaccines showed close to 95% efficacy in their recent vaccine trials. […]

  • Shortened Hours During Thanksgiving Break!

      Monday – Tuesday November 23rd – 24th In-person & Virtually: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM   CLOSED Wednesday – Sunday November 25th – 29th   REOPEN 8:30 AM Monday, November 30th      

  • Szathmary inspiration for the perfect slice of pie

    Our Archives Assistant Denise Anderson explored the Szathmary collection to create the perfect cherry pie. Below is the recipe, along with Denise’s step-by-step guide on what she did to create what is sure to be the best dessert at […]

  • Engineering Library Closed 11/13/2020

      The Engineering Library will be closed today, Friday, November 13, 2020. We will reopen on Monday, November 16th at 8:30 AM Our Live Chat will be available until 6:00 PM today and you may email us at lib-engineering@uiowa.edu if you […]

  • Tidying Up Your Research Data!

          Tidying Up Your Research Data with Good Practices Have you ever had a messy computer desktop? Have you ever had trouble finding your research data in a computer directory? Have you ever had a nightmare of recalling […]

  • Political Cartoons: A “Darling” Reminder to Vote

    The following post comes from Olson Graduate Assistant Rachel Miller-Haughton. Political cartoons are more fraught and relevant today than ever. The New York Times ended their political cartoons in July 2019, after they pulled an image […]

  • A Special Collections Graduate Assistant Remembers Marvin Sackner

    The following blog is written by Rich Dana, Olson Graduate Assistant in Special Collections.  Dr. Marvin Sackner passed away on September 29th. A national leader in the field of pulmonology and an inventor of innovative medical […]

  • Iowa Rocks!

    Iowa is not known for having an especially dramatic landscape. But in fact there are many hidden gems to be found in this particular plot of so-called flyover country. Among them is Wildcat Den State Park in southeastern Iowa. According to […]

  • Sci-Fi Flix: Fact or Fiction?

    SCI-FI FLIX! FACTS OR FICTION? Come Join Us And Discover the Truth!     You are watching the latest Sci-Fi movie and something happens and you know that it is impossible. And you really want to talk about how impossible it […]

  • It’s Open Access Week!

      It’s Open Access Week! So, what exactly does that mean? Open Access (OA) refers to the free, online availability of research articles. That helps researchers so they don’t hit a paywall – suddenly get to a point in […]

  • From Alabama to the Barrio: Ernest Rodriguez and the Fight Against Racism in Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the ninth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the collections of the Iowa Women’s Archives. The series ran weekly during Black History […]

  • In Memory of Dr. Marvin Sackner

    The following was written by International Dada Curator Timothy Shipe It is with profound sorrow that we note the passing of Dr. Marvin Sackner on Tuesday, September 29 at age 88, just a few weeks after the opening of this exhibition. For […]

  • AAPT Book Archive collection: one-year trial access

    The UI Libraries has free trial access to the AAPT Book Archive collection for one year. The AAPT Book Archive collection includes 34 titles originally published in print between 1977 and 2017. In partnership with the American Association […]

  • It’s Leaf-Peeping Season!

    It’s fall! Don’t miss the trees turning those gorgeous colors!     The days are shorter and cooler and the trees are changing colors. Beautiful deep reds, oranges, and vibrant yellows…. So, how does that […]

  • Girls In Aviation Day 2020!

      This Saturday, September 26th is Girls In Aviation Day! “Flying is so much more than just a quick way to traverse space. It’s freedom and color and form and style. I am at home in the air.” Amelia Earhart, Feb. 7, […]

  • Red, Orange, Yellow: The Science of Fall Foliage

    The autumnal equinox occurred on Tuesday, September 22 this year. This marks the turning point when the sun passes over the Earth’s equator, and the hours of daylight and night are close to equal. From this point on, the hours of […]

  • Call for Nominations for Libraries’ Excellence Award

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

  • Books for 2020: unusual books for an unusual year

    2020 has been an unusual year, to say the least. A pandemic, murder hornets, an Iowa derecho, hurricanes, racial injustice, wildfires, and most recently a discovery on Venus that points to potential alien life. It is a lot to take in and […]

  • Fading Forms of Communication: Uncovering Civil War Stories from Anson Butler

    The following is written by Erik Henderson, Graduate Assistant for Iowa Women’s Archives As we have moved into the digital age, the value of handwritten letters has seemingly faded. Archival repositories nationwide are composed of […]

  • Reuben Gaines Memoir of Being Black in Buxton, Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Assistant, Erik Henderson, is the eighth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collections. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and […]

  • Find a comfortable place to study at the Sciences Library!

    Head to the Sciences Library for a comfortable, quiet place to study! We offer a variety of study spots. There are many computer stations, study carrels and booths with USB and outlets for phones and computers, tables, and large mobile […]

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