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In case of an emergency, call 911 or contact the UIowa Department of Public Safety

There are 2 copies of the printed Emergency Procedures for the Main Library & Learning Commons located on the east shelves behind the Service Desk. 

Contact Name/URL Phone 
Department of Public Safety 319-335-5022

Uiowa Emergency Information

University Libraries Emergency Procedures 

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. 

Important Notices

TRAC Returns 

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

This semester 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.

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 are having signs printed to help guide students, but please help direct them if they are looking for SIR or SI for Rhetoric. More information about the SI program is available here:

Questions or concerns? Please contact Cathy Cranston 4-2090

Statistics Tutoring Lab has Started for Fall 17

 If you have any questions, please contact Britt at



As you come across searches or questions that do not yield “good” results please fill out the form below. Please be as detailed as possible so that we can recreate the search and investigate why it did not work, and hopefully recommend different search strategies based on optimal Primo search methods. We hope to be able to demonstrate these and generate discussion that will aid you in teaching patrons of all types to use InfoHawk+ effectively. We’ll spend the next few weeks gathering data and then create a session later in the semester. You can also report IH+ search challenges to Ericka at:

IH Search Examples

Please refer complaints/issues with the technology side of Infohawk+ to LIT/Brian Thompson.

Other complaints/issues will be sent to the appropriate Library Liaison. If there is no assigned Liaison send referral to Kathy Magarrell at 5-5093. If Kathy is not available give user Kathy's business card.