Supporting UI researchers and scholars in maximizing the impact of their research and creative works.


  • Libraries support OA book publisher Punctum Books

    The University Libraries is pleased to announce it has joined Punctum Books Supporting Library Membership Program for three years. Punctum Books is a scholar-led, queer-led, and peer-reviewed academic book publisher devoted to academic and […]

  • 2023 OpenHawks grants to help students save on textbooks

    University Libraries is pleased to announce another 12 OpenHawks grants for the development of open educational resources (OER). OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace or avoid high-cost textbooks […]

  • Spanish Language OER with Giovanni Zimotti

    By Georgia Page, UI Libraries Student Specialist, Scholarly Impact, In early March, UI Libraries celebrated Open Education Week in order to raise awareness about open educational resources (OER) and other open […]

  • Fair Use Week (February 21-25)

      During the week of February 21, we celebrate Fair Dealing/Fair Use Week, which uplifts the Fair Use Doctrine and the educational and creative expression that it allows. Fair use of copyrighted information is a right that is guaranteed […]

  • Love Data Week 2022: The perfect time to remember the importance of data

    We’re celebrating International Love Data Week from February 14 – 18. This year’s theme is “Data for everyone,” and it’s a great time to reflect on the significance of data and how it can help expand research. For instance, how […]

  • Wiley Open Access Agreement

    University Libraries is excited to announce an open access (OA) agreement with Wiley. This agreement, negotiated through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), begins on February 1, 2022, and runs through December 31, 2022. Through this […]

  • Company of Biologists: Free Open Access Publishing for UI Authors

    The University of Iowa Libraries has entered into a transformative agreement with the Company of Biologists that allows University of Iowa authors to publish open access articles for free in their 5 journals. Key benefits of the agreement […]

  • What’s New in the Public Domain in 2022?

    Now, you have even more works—and for the first time, sound recordings—available to be freely digitized, read, and used as the basis for new work. On Jan. 1, 2022, debut novels by Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner, A.A. Milne’s […]