Rod Library will reopen August 3rd! See our Forward Together: Library Reopening Information page for all the details. In the meantime, you can Chat with us, use our online resources, and request materials via curbside pick up.


Capstone presentations on vampires, zombies and cyborgs

06/28/2017 - Capstone projects on young adult novels will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 29, at the Hearst Center for the Arts. "Being” and “Coldest Girl in a Cold Town" will be presented Thursday. Capstone students received library instruction to assist in their research ...Read more

Friends of the Museum Rural Schoolhouse Speaker Series

05/17/2017 - Introducing the Friends of the UNI Museum lecture series. Our inaugural season will be The Rural Schoolhouse Speakers Series. Be transported back to the era of the one room schoolhouse in Iowa. Speakers will present the history of rural schools, the teaching and learning experience, and how ...Read more

Friends of the UNI Museum Gift Store

05/10/2017 - The Friends of the UNI Museum Gift Store will be open for business from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm on May 17 on the main/second floor of the UNI Rod Library across from the Reference Desk. Come shop for puppets, jewelry, educational kits, and toys. ...Read more

Congratulations to 2017 UNI Graduates

05/04/2017 - Congratulations to our 2017 UNI graduates! The library staff and faculty want to wish you all the best of luck as you chase your dreams, whatever those might be. We especially want to thank our graduating student workers. Some have been with us for over 3 years. We appreciate all your ...Read more

Cedar Falls Authors Festival

05/04/2017 - UNI Museum has collaborated with the Cedar Falls Authors Festival Committee to create a display at the Cedar Falls Public Library to kick off a yearlong celebration of Cedar Falls authors. Cedar Falls has produced five nationally-known and best-selling authors; Bess Streeter Aldrich, Ruth ...Read more
Preservation Week.....Pass it on!

Preservation Week.....Pass it on!

04/24/2017 - Preservation Week is important to the Rod Library.  You might ask yourself why preservation is important.  According to the Association for Library Collections and Technology Services (ALCTS), Libraries alone hold 3 billion items (63 percent of the whole) and some 630 million items in ...Read more

Science (New York, N.Y. : Online) now available!

04/21/2017 -           Rod Library is now able to provide access to the online format of the journal Science, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science which has been requested by members of the University community. A one ...Read more

Additional study rooms now available on the third floor!

04/21/2017 - Eight student study rooms, located on the third floor near the main east stairs, are now ready for use, rooms 360-367. Each room is equipped with a table and two chairs, which is the perfect size for individual or small group study or collaboration. You may reserve the rooms for up to 3 hours ...Read more

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

De-Stress With Us!

04/19/2017 - Finals week is coming. Worry and fear not, Rod Library is here to help you survive this stressful week. Come and de-stress with us! We have the Graffiti Wall for you to draw, doodle, write encouraging messages, and etc. from April 24th – May 4th.   To really relax, join us ...Read more

Geocache for College Cash is April 24- April 28

04/19/2017 - Rod Library will be hosting GeoCache for College Cash, a Money Smart Week event, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in the east lobby. To play this game and learn about important personal finance topics such as paychecks and budgeting: Read  7 posters ...Read more

Flute Concert

04/19/2017 - Take a break from end-of-semester studying and join Rod Library for a chamber concert Thursday, April 27 at 4 p.m. under Dichotomy in the Learning Commons. The concert will feature works for flute by Valerie Coleman, Lazlo Zemplini, and more. ...Read more

Service-Learning project

04/14/2017 - The video linked below was created by two sections of a Cornerstone course, taught by Rachel Morgan. Rod Library assisted students to do research as part of this project that investigated food insecurity in the Cedar Valley. Students made use of the research gathered in class presentations ...Read more

Trevor Dawes to visit Rod Library--April 18th

04/13/2017 -   On Tuesday, April 18, Trevor Dawes will be visiting Rod Library. Dawes is the May Morris Librarian and vice provost for libraries and museums at the University of Delaware, and he served as co-chair of the American Library Association's Task Force for Equity, Diversity, and ...Read more

Faculty Publications

04/12/2017 - UNI Faculty are prolific contributors to the publishing world, as authors, co-authors, and editors. Our latest display in the Rod Library located by the Book Bistro café highlights just a sampling of their books, e-books, journal and e-journal articles, and also spotlights UNI ...Read more

Friends of the UNI Museum Earth Day Sale

04/12/2017 - Visit the Friends of the UNI Museum store April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons as they sell fair trade objects from across the world including jewelry, textiles and, artwork. ...Read more

Celebrating National Library Week 2017

04/10/2017 - This week, the Rod Library on the Campus of the University of Northern Iowa joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer. April 9-15 ...Read more

Game Board Drive

04/10/2017 - Got any board games lying around? If you don’t play them, we’ll take them! The Rod Library is accepting donations of gently used card and board games. Your donations will allow others to share the fun in the library. Games should be in good condition and complete. Games not ...Read more
LivePurpleGiveGold at Rod Library

LivePurpleGiveGold at Rod Library

04/05/2017 - Melissa Curtis is an undergraduate student at UNI and a current library student assistant.   Why did you choose UNI? UNI was the right size, campus-wise, for me. I wanted a university education but with a small campus, and UNI gives me that. The campus was beautiful and quite inviting. ...Read more

UNI Day of Giving #LivePurpleGiveGold

03/30/2017 - #LivePurpleGiveGold on Wednesday, April 5! On this day we ask Alumni, faculty, staff and students will join together to make a significant impact on the lives of UNI students, faculty and staff. Join your fellow Panthers!  Find more information and give at ...Read more


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