Borrowing Materials

Welcome to the Library Services Desk! Discover how to borrow materials from Rod Library. We have over a million items in the library and more available online.

Most materials are available for use by anyone within the Library. Rod Library provides loan privileges to students, faculty, staff and UNI External Users* with a valid UID card, and community and alumni patrons with visitor cards that can be acquired at the Library Services desk.

*UNI External users include Visiting Scholars, Visiting Professors, Visiting Associate Professors, and Affiliated AmeriCorps members.  

Library Services Desk

The Library Services Desk is open all hours that Rod Library is open - checkout services end 10 minutes prior to library closing. Call (319) 273-2838 for more information.


  • Equipment check out including laptops
  • Reference services including chat
  • Instruction room reservations