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This guide contains resources specific to the needs of TRIO students enrolled in the Steps to Success TRIO curriculum.

Library News & Updates

For the most up-to-date information on UI Libraries coronavirus operations, check this guide!

We Are Open!

We have shorter hours and limited seating and study space. For our hours, please visit this page for more information: Library Hours. To access the Libraries you will need to swipe in with your Iowa One card. 

How to Request Physical Books

Our book stacks are also closed but you can still request a book! Simply log into InfoHawk+, select the title you need, and you can request the book to be picked up at any of the UI Libraries. Once your request is submitted, you'll receive an email detailing a specific time for you to pick it up. If you cannot get a physical copy, you can borrow it through our InterLibrary Loan system or request the chapters you need to be scanned and emailed to you. 

Watch this short video that walks you through the steps to do this:

Getting Started with the Libraries

Welcome to the UI Libraries! My name is Jenay and I serve as the librarian for TRIO SSS

We also have a librarian for each major. To find out who the librarian for your major is click on the link here: Subject Specialists. These librarians are specialists in their area and can help you find the best information for class assignments and projects. 

If you don't yet have a major yet check out the list of Library Subject Guides by Subject: These guides were created by our subject specialist librarians and contain lists of databases, resources, and other information relevant and specific to different courses and majors. These guides also have contact information for the subject librarians who created the guide.

We also have a team of Undergraduate Engagement Librarians dedicated to supporting you, our undergraduate students. We run The SEAM in the Main Library and would love to help you with your research.


  • CHAT WITH US! Having troubles accessing materials? Want help locating research or news articles?
    • Chat with an expert from wherever you may be working. Librarians are available 9am-9pm, Monday - Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday.
  • Online research consultations with The SEAM are by appointment only, Sunday - Thursday, 5:00PM-9:00PM

CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment!