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Guide to the University of Iowa Libraries: Get Assistance

Guide to the University of Iowa Libraries for new students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

Find your Subject Librarian

The University of Iowa Libraries has a subject specialist for every major and subject area. These librarians have subject expertise and can help you locate resources specific to your area, such as databases, journals, books, and everything in between. 

Find the librarian for your major, class, or focus of study. Go to



Need help with using our resources? Are you unsure where or how to get started using the Libraries? Don't worry! We can help. For any questions you may have, you can get ahold of us through the following ways:

Live Chat with a Librarian

You can chat online with a librarian to get quick answers on simple questions or help with research. 

Find a complete list of chats for each campus library: 

Phone Assistance

Main Library Service Desk: 319-335-5299

Schedule a Research Consultation 

You can schedule a time to meet one-on-one with a librarian. Fill out this form and a librarian will be in contact with you.