Fine & Performing Arts Collection

The Fine and Performing Arts Collection houses various print and non-print materials in art, design, music, and theatre. The collection contains in-house reference books, periodicals, and indexes. Circulating materials including CDs, LPs, Videos, headphones, playscripts, books, and scores can be checked out at the FPAC desk. Group listening rooms and remotes are checked out at the FPAC desk, as well.

Equipment and spaces are available for listening to sound recordings, viewing Blu-rays, DVDs, and VHS, as well as public computers.

FPAC staff are responsible for

  • providing reference service in the areas of art, design, and music;
  • providing library instruction; developing, maintaining and evaluating the art and music collection;
  • circulating materials housed in the unit such as LPs, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, listening rooms, and headphones; providing an environment for listening to and viewing materials;
  • and coordinating exhibits on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall which is located on the 2nd floor, and other locations within the building.

Student employees assist library users with collections, facilities and equipment, check-in and check-out services, necessary reference assistance in art, design, theatre, and music, basic bibliographic searches for collection development purposes, and shelf maintenance.

Rod Library Artwork Database

FPAC Research Help

Learning Commons Exhibition Wall Application


Fine & Performing Arts Collection desk  (319) 273-6252

The FPAC desk provides reference and research assistance during the hours shown. Please note the reduced hours during interims and holidays:

Days Fall and Spring Sessions Summer Session
Mon-Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm Closed

During the hours that FPAC is not staffed, patrons may obtain reference and check out assistance from the Library Services desk on the second floor. See the FPAC Interim Schedule.

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