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Welcome back, students!

Posted 08/31/2020


Welcome back, students! We are so excited to see students back in the library. As we are all getting back into the swing of things and accommodating this new normal, we want to remind students of some of the latest and returning services Rod Library has to offer. As always, our staff and librarians are committed to your success. We encourage you to take 


advantage of the many resources available to support your academic success.


What to expect

On your next visit to the library, you may notice a few of the changes, including hand sanitizing stations, reminders of mandatory mask requirements, transaction barriers, regular sanitizing, and furniture arrangements that promote social distancing recommendations. Every student and member of the UNI community need to play their part in taking precautions to ensure we can stay together on campus. 


To learn more about Rod Library’s reopening information, visit Forward Together: Library Reopening Information. 


Navigating this semester 

Study Rooms

As always, Rod Library has offered individual study rooms. However, this semester has brought a new need for this resource. Students can reserve up to 3 hours to attend Zoom classes or other studying purposes. These study rooms differentiate by having different amenities like computers, whiteboards, or just a study space. 

Study Room

For more information, visit Rod Library Room Scheduler, where students can view and schedule a space. If any additional questions, please chat with the library through the “Chat with Us” feature on Rod Library’s homepage. 


Librarian Consultation Appointments

Research consultations are held online through Zoom or phone. To schedule a meeting with a librarian, please visit Make an Appointment! Rod Library is offering consultations from librarians and Special Collections and University Archives



Running late and needing something printed? No worries. Rod Library’s got you covered. Rod Library offers free mobile print release where students can send in a print query right from their dorm or wherever they may be. Documents are ready to print immediately from any Panther Print Station on campus. Please make sure to retrieve those print jobs within two hours; otherwise, they may disappear from the query. For more information or step by step instructions, visit Mobile Print Release


Requests, Holds, and Curbside Pickup

Requests & Holds

Students can request items for pick up at the service desk or curbside. If an item is unavailable, students may place a hold, so they are next in line for the item. For more information, visit Book Retrieval/Holds or request materials, see Curbside Pickup Service, and follow the step by step directions. 


Curbside pickup 

Users can request materials through Rod Library’s online catalog. After materials are ready, an email will notify the user. For more information on specific times and directions, visit Curbside Pickup Service


Returns and Renewals


Book Drop

Students can return their UNI library materials without coming into the library. There is an outside book drop on the west side of Gilchrist or on the east side of Rod Library near the bike rack. Rod Library staff will collect the returned books daily.



Students can renew books by phone, mail, in person, or through OneSearch!



We are so excited for another year here at Rod Library and so glad to see students back on campus this fall. Stay safe and healthy!


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