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For Rhetoric Instructors

Spring 2021 Updates

A few relevant updates and reminders (Updated 1/6/2021): 

  • We look forward to providing library and information literacy instruction for your courses. All library instruction will remain online only. Request your instruction sessions at the following link: 
  • You can still chat with us over IM. Our librarians are available 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 
  • Need assistance finding reliable articles? Want to talk through your research topic or search for additional perspectives? We've got virtual meetings with librarians available!

Please let me, Katie Hassman (, know if I can answer any questions you might have about The University of Iowa Libraries resources and services during this fluid time. I will try to respond within 48 hours to all email inquiries. Click the 'Ask Us' button under my profile picture on the left of this screen if you'd like a quick IM chat. You can also schedule a meeting with me using the 'Schedule an Appointment' button.

Request UI Libraries Materials Spring 2021

UPDATED: 1/6/2021

While our stacks are closed to help protect from spread of Covid-19, users can still borrow books by requesting book retrieval from the stacks at any campus library. Users are encouraged to request books in advance through Infohawk+. After requesting a book, users can choose from several ways to get the book. Faculty and staff can opt for delivery to campus offices. All borrowers, including community members, can request delivery by mail. Materials borrowed from the Main Library’s collections can be picked up through a contactless service at the south entrance of the Main Library. Procedures vary by location; please check with your campus library for instructions.

To request delivery or contactless pick-up you first log-in to your InfoHawk+ account in the top right hand corner of the InfoHawk+ screen.InfoHawk+ screen with sign-in link circled

Once logged-in, you will be shown request options for individual titles. 

As the semester unfolds, the Libraries will continue to monitor the situation. When deemed safe, the Libraries will consider extending hours and opening stacks for browsing.

To comply with state and university public health guidance, and for the safety of library staff and patrons, we will offer services with the fewest possible library staff onsite, supported by other staff working via remote. As a result, requests may take longer than normal.