Course Reserves

Check out and return books on course reserves and request books to be placed on course reserve. See ICON for electronic library reserves.

Office Delivery

Library users may request that materials owned by one UI Library be sent and held for pickup at another UI Library or delivered to an office on campus through campus mail.


Check out, return and renew books.

Borrowing From Another Library & Document Delivery

Request materials not owned by the UI Libraries and request PDFs of articles of print journals held at the UI Libraries.


Search over 90 million books from the collections of 13 research libraries, request, and receive within a week.

Research Consultations

Contact a librarian for assistance with research on a specific project or thesis, or just general help to get started with your research.

Instructional Services

Research and instruction librarians are committed to a collaborative program that complements classroom instruction and responds to the informational needs of students. We work with faculty to promote the development of their students’ critical thinking and research skills.

Research Data Services

We help researchers locate available resources for data management and sharing.

Distance Education

Services and tips for more efficiently using the library when you are away from Iowa City.

Ask a Librarian

Contact a campus librarian through chat, online form, personal desk assistance, appointment, telephone, or e-mail for information, research, and/or instructional help.

Laptop Computers and Wireless Network Areas

Check out, return, and renew laptop computers.

Thesis Binding

The Preservation Department binds personal copies of theses or dissertations for UI graduates.

Research and Library Instruction

Main Library RLI promotes the development of critical thinking and research skills, and supports research, teaching, and learning through our services and unique collections.

Cultural Center Liaisons

Contact one of the cultural center librarians for help with any of your library-related questions or needs.

Scholarly Publishing and Copyright Services

Learn about the changing scholarly publishing system and how you can participate in making your scholarship more freely available while retaining your copyrights.

Iowa Research Online

UI faculty, researchers, and students can contribute to this dynamic archive, from published articles in peer-reviewed journals to presentations, theses, dissertations, and unpublished papers.

Journal Hosting Services

Journals hosted by the UI Libraries are managed through the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio.