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We have generous staffing hours to help you. Check out our contact page - we offer in-person help as well as help over the phone, email, or online chat. We can also set you up with your department's librarian liaison for more specialized help.
Find book, articles, movies, and more!
Looking for something? Try out InfoHawk+, our library catalog, to search our collections. You can also log-in with your HawkID to keep track of your checkouts, hold requests, and manage saved resources.
The Libraries subscribe to thousands of databases and electronic resources. Check out each library's webpage to see recommended resources. Your liaison librarian can also help you navigate to resources like statistics, case studies, streaming video, and much more!
Checking out library resources
After you find something you want to check out, you have different checkout options:
Want something we don't have? Try Interlibrary Loan - it's free
If we don't have access to an item you want, you can fill out an interlibrary loan (ILL) request and we can get it from another library in the country, at no cost to you. You can ILL books, articles, movies, and more. Physical items are sent to us in the mail, so they may take some time to get here; articles are usually scanned and made available for you to download via email. ILL items can be picked up at the library of your choice or sent to your office.
*If Hardin Library for the Health Sciences provides you with most of your information needs (biomed/health sciences information) and interlibrary loan/document delivery requests, when setting up your ILL account, please select Hardin Library (or HL8) as your Home Library.
Scholarly Publishing Guide - Compiled information about author rights, copyright, and open access.
Research Data Services Guide - A resource for creating data sharing plans, managing data during research projects, and publishing and preserving your research data.
University of Iowa Libraries YouTube Channels - A collection of videos on a variety of topics, including specific campus libraries, research and disinformation, database tutorials, and Main Library Gallery's exhibits.
Each academic department has its own liaison librarian! Click here to find yours.
Wondering what can a liaison do for you as a new faculty member? Wanting a personalized introduction to the libraries? Contact your liaison!
Liaisons can provide assistance with:
We have 7 campus libraries, each serving a focused audience, but you can utilize resources from any location. An overview of the Libraries can be found here. We encourage you to explore all of the libraries on campus! Listed below are a few highlights and a link to Course Reserves for each location: