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Main Library Service Desk: Dashboard


The One Button Studio will be unavailable until further notice!

The Business Library is currently being renovated; however, a single group study room is available! Check out the website here:

Student Assistance

The Office of Student Life provides assistance to students experiencing crisis and emergency situations, including personal struggles, medical or illness concerns, family emergencies, natural disasters, and other incidents that may impact a student's ability to fully participate academically and socially on campus. A Quick Guide is available for reference.


Important Notices

How long are ILL materials are on hold? It is not the same as how long UI Libraries’ items are on hold.

  1. ILL – Held through due date
  2. UI Libraries Books – One Week
  3. UI Libraries Videos – 3 days

FYI: Professor Amad has two, “personal” copies of the dvd L'Heroique cinematographe, with English subtitles, on course reserve for CINE:3195. The Library owns a copy of this dvd (39528) that is also on reserve for the course, but has no English subtitles.  Prof. Amad’s students specifically need to view the “personal” copies of this dvd for the English subtitles in order to complete an assignment.  So a friendly reminder:

  • instructor’s personal copies of dvds are shelved back near the other media items on reserve, furthest shelving unit to the left, on the top shelf. 
  • There is a small sign on the shelf that says “Instructor’s personal media copies”.
  • The dvds are shelved alphabetically by instructor last name

TRAC Returns 

Staff DO NOT CHECK THESE ITEMS IN. Please place items on the counter to be returned to ILL.

Statistics Tutoring Lab has Started for Fall 17

 If you have any questions, please contact Britt at


In case of an emergency, call 911 or contact the UIowa Department of Public Safety 319-335-5022

Campus Security Alerts

University Libraries Emergency Procedures 

1 copy of the printed Emergency Procedures (Red Binder) are available for the Main Library & Learning Commons, located on the east shelves behind the Service Desk. 

Need to Report a Facilities or Incident?

Incident Report Form 

Both the emergency and disruptive user documents are the primary resource for resolving issues. This form is intended to support current documentation, while providing a method of recording incidents quickly and easily. 

Students Engage at Main (SEAM)

There will be Supplemental Instruction for Rhetoric, a.k.a. Success in Rhetoric (SIR), offered in Room 2013 of The SEAM during the following hours:

The sessions are led by students who will need to check out the 2012/2013 key from the Service Desk. If any Rhetoric students ask about Supplemental Instruction for Rhetoric, or Success in Rhetoric, please direct them to Room 2013. We need to help them find the spot on the SW side of the second floor. They can also look for the sign that says SEAM. More information about the SI program is available here:

Sundays 6-7 p.m.

Mondays 2:30-3:20 p.m. and 6:30-7:20 p.m.

Tuesdays 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Wednesdays 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Thursdays 3:30-4:20 p.m.

We also have Research Help hours in room 2012/13 from 5-9 p.m. Sunday – Thursday. Questions or concerns? Please contact Cathy Cranston 4-2090. This is a service provided by Academic Support & Retention. 

List of Lost & Found ID Cards Sent to Jesup Hall

This is a current List of ID Cards Found at the Main Library. ID cards will be sent to Iowa One Card Center at 3 Jessup Hall. For more information about lost or stolen Iowa One Cards, please contact the IOCC at 319-335-2716 or

List of ID Cards Sent to Jesup Hall  

October 12

  • Runge
  • J. Kramer
  • G. Miller

October 6 

  • B. Miljkovic
  • K Nesbit