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.


New Digital Collections

03/29/2017 - Rod Library now makes available several periodical and newspaper runs in digital form. These were acquired with one-time money.  All of these titles previously were available in the collection only in physical formats, including print and microfilm.  We anticipate that the physical pieces ...Read more

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

​Art Gay-la!

03/27/2017 - Art Gay-la! The LGBT* Center and Rod Library are partnering together to host this year's Art Gay-la. Be sure to stop by the lounge near the west entrance of Rod Library to see the art displayed from April 3-9. You can also vote for "Audience Choice," which will have the opportunity ...Read more

West African Drum Ensemble Performance

03/27/2017 - In conjunction with Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy, the West African Drum Ensemble will be performing at the UNI Museum, Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m. This performance and lecture will explore the historic origins of Rock 'n' Roll rhythms and beats and how these ...Read more

#MeetTheStaff - Angie Cox

03/21/2017 - There’s someone who you should know and her name is Angie Cox, Assistant Professor of Library Services/Instruction & Liaison Librarian. Angie teaches a relatively new course called Beyond Google and is the librarian liaison for a many departments across campus, while also working one- ...Read more

CFPL@UNI Collection Survey

03/03/2017 - Rod Library is seeking feedback about our CFPL (Cedar Falls Public Library) @UNI collection. The collection includes leisure materials such as popular reading, video, and audiobooks and is updated regularly with new materials. You will find the CFPL@UNI collection located near the Book ...Read more

New Oxford Shakespeare Online

02/28/2017 - Rod Library has a trial subscription to New Oxford Shakespeare Online -- a dynamic, interactive resource, presenting new considerations of Shakespeare's works, edited from the base-texts, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. Please provide feedback by March 31 ...Read more

All Call for Artists

02/28/2017 - Louise by Jen Heckmann We want your art! The “Wall of Comic Art” will be on exhibit in Rod Library on the main floor during the month of March. UNI students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit comic artwork for the exhibit. Art submissions can be digital print, paint, ...Read more

RodCon 2017

02/27/2017 - Enjoy crafts, comics, games, costume contests, and so much more at Rod Library's 4th Annual RodCon, a mini-comic convention. It's free and open to the public. Stay up-to-date with Rod Library's Facebook page and the RodCon website. ...Read more

Chicago Memories

02/17/2017 - Local artist Chaveevah Banks Ferguson will lead a discussion of her work and life on Wednesday, March 1 at 4 p.m. on the main floor of Rod Library at UNI. Her paintings are on display in the library until March 5. An artistic door prize will be awarded to one lucky contestant ...Read more

Friends of the UNI Museum Valentine's Day Sale

02/01/2017 - Stop by and show your love for the UNI Museum by purchasing something for a loved one from the Friends of the UNI Museum on February 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the main floor of the library. ...Read more

Faculty Studies

01/30/2017 - Rod Library is again able to offer faculty study rooms to current full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and emeritus faculty and staff members.   Faculty who are interested in applying for a faculty study room for spring semester should fill out the online application and ...Read more
Can't Find A Computer? No Problem!

Can't Find A Computer? No Problem!

01/27/2017 - Try Room 373 from 5:00 p.m. to close! This semester, on most evenings, Rod Library will be making 32 extra computers available in Room 373. ...Read more
"Teaser Trailer" Readings: The American Fiction Collection

"Teaser Trailer" Readings: The American Fiction...

01/18/2017 - No time for pleasure-reading? Sample a new favorite book before you commit to the whole thing! Join us in Rod Library every other Tuesday beginning Jan 10 @ 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. in Special Collections and University Archives to hear librarians, professors, fellow students, and occasional authors read ...Read more
Career Readiness

Career Readiness

01/13/2017 - Make your first impression count! Stop by the Learning Commons in Rod Library on Tuesday, January 31 from 10:30 am – 1:30 am to have your FREE professional headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services. Whether you’re looking ...Read more
#MeetTheStaff - Anne Marie Gruber

#MeetTheStaff - Anne Marie Gruber

01/11/2017 - Meet Anne Marie Gruber. At Rod Library, she is an Instruction and Liaison Librarian–meaning she’s the “go-to” librarian for teaching and research help for various science departments, social work, family services, education leadership/post-secondary education, and several ...Read more

Compact Shelving, 1st Floor changes

01/10/2017 - As you may be aware, the compact shelving on the library’s first floor has been broken for almost a year and a half.  We have been working on replacing the shelving but the cost is prohibitive.  The shelves have become too dangerous for staff to retrieve items and the print journals ...Read more
Rock the Stacks

Rock the Stacks

01/04/2017 - Ease into the semester with mellow version of UNI Museum's Rock the Stacks with singer-songwriter J. Jeffrey Messerole on Thursday, January 19th from 7-9pm on the 1st Floor. Along with Messerole's storytelling concert, he will also tell the stories behind the songs. ...Read more

2016 Best of Cedar Falls Award in the Museum:UNI Museum

12/29/2016 - University of Northern Iowa Museum has been selected for the 2016 Best of Cedar Falls Award in the Museums category by the Cedar Falls Award Program. Each year, the Cedar Falls Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community ...Read more

De-Stress With Us!

11/22/2016 - 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 December 5th-16th.   To really relax, join us and ...Read more


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