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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 is comprised of reference, reserve, periodicals and circulating materials including CDs, LPs, DVDs, and Blu-rays.

Equipment and facilities are provided for listening to sound recordings, viewing DVDs, Blu-rays, 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.

Student employees assist library users with collections, facilities and equipment, circulating fine and performing arts materials, basic reference assistance in art, design, theatre, and music, basic bibliographic searches for collection development purposes, and shelf-reading.

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Fine & Performing Arts Collection Help Desk  (319) 273-6252

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

  Fall and Spring Sessions Summer Session
Mon-Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 8:00 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.

Iowa Meets China

Iowa Meets China

04/21/2017 - Xiaoting Wang's visit is sponsored by UNI's Center for Multicultural Education, Office of International Programs, and Rod Library, which is privileged to exhibit his artwork during the visit. More about the artist. Mr. Wang has participated in CME's First Friday event on April 7 that ...Read more
Chrysalis Ceramic Exhibit by Madalyn Loring

Chrysalis Ceramic Exhibit by Madalyn Loring

03/27/2017 - About the Artist Madalyn Loring was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Roosevelt High School. Her mother encouraged her to enroll in wheel-throwing classes at the Des Moines Art Center at the age of thirteen. Madalyn will graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in May of 2017, with a ...Read more
Spotlight on Fine & Performing Arts Collection

Spotlight on Fine & Performing Arts Collection

04/08/2016 - The Fine & Performing Arts Collection has something for everyone.  Come take advantage of the extensive collection of CDs, LPs and DVDs. Enjoy the Rod Library Art Collection, on display throughout the Library, the FPAC's unique art collection focusing on themes and artists connected to ...Read more