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The Perch: Home

What's in the Perch?

Welcome to The Perch

The Perch with two circles with a bird alit

The Perch is a reimagined space on the first floor of the Main Library, just across from the new books section, featuring a curated collection of current newspapers, literary journals, and magazines of news, commentary, and opinion. The area is open and available to all patrons to use and enjoy. We are especially excited when The Perch is being used as a classroom to support the process-based and creative research needs of students.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please be in touch with katie-hassman@uiowa.edu or cathy-cranston@uiowa.edu, or you can also submit them here. Submit your request to schedule a class session or event in The Perch using our online request form. 

When you aren't able to be here in person, use this guide to explore online access to the titles available in The Perch. Check the News & Reviews, Magazine, and Literature tabs above for details.

Many people were responsible for creating this area. Their many contributions and hours of work are appreciated deeply. Thank you to them all!