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Graduate Student Guide

Borrowing Materials @ Rod Library

To check out materials and lockers at Rod Library, you need to have your UNI ID. We can also set up fingerprint scanning for you & you need your ID the first time.

There are 2 main desks where materials can be checked out.

At the Library Services Desk (main floor near main/east entrance), you can:

  • Check out books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials
  • Check out study rooms
  • Check out lockers
  • Check out laptops, phone/laptop chargers, bikes, umbrellas, and more
  • Check out Course Reserves


At the Fine & Performing Arts Desk (4th floor), you can:

  • Check out Fine & Performing Arts materials such as CDs, DVDs, LPs, Fine & Performing Arts Reference books
  • Check out headphones and listening rooms
  • Check out Fine & Performing Arts Course Reserves 

Additional information about Rod Library loan periods can be found using this FAQ.

Use My Accounts @ Rod Library

With My (Library) Accounts, you can:

  • Renew materials online,
  • See a list of items you currently have checked out,
  • Keep track of your reading history (optional),
  • Search the library catalog,
  • Set up preferred searches.

NOTE: Overdue materials can't be renewed online. Please call the Circulation Desk at 319-273-2462 to renew overdue materials.

You can also access your ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) account where you can:

  • Request materials (book, journal article, etc.)
  • Check on the progress of your request
  • View the item, if electronic.

Get Materials from Another Library

We have a lot of materials, but we partner with other libraries worldwide to ensure you can get the resources you need. If there is something we don't have, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. Most materials are made available free to you.

Our staff can also scan materials we have in print, such as a particular book chapter. Inquire at the Library Services Desk about this service.

DIY: Self-checkout

You can check out your own books and DVDs at our Self Check-out located near the west entrance on the 2nd (main) floor.

If you have any difficulty, please see someone at the Library Services Desk for assistance.