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Resources for International Students: About the Libraries

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some commonly asked questions about the Libraries:




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Library Terminology

First view the Multilingual Glossary Language Table, which includes

  • Chinese               
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • 中文
  • 한국의
  • 日本語
  • français
  • español
  • العربية

And then view the English definitions.

About the UI Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries includes several libraries that are open for you to use. The Main Library is the largest library on campus and holds resources on a broad range of subjects, while the other libraries focus on specfic subject areas: 

Need help finding a library? Here is a map of library locations on campus, and a detailed floorplan of the Main Library.

The UI Libraries provides knowledgeable librarians who can help you use library services to be successful in your studies. If you don't know where to start with your research, contact a librarian to save time and stressWe look forward to helping you!

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