Location and Hours

The University of Northern Iowa is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at the intersection of College Street and University Avenue. Visitor parking can sometimes be difficult to locate. However, there is a new parking lot just south of the Rod Library with ample handicap parking and a fair number of meters.  There is also a large metered parking lot just north of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on University Avenue.  The Conference and Visitor Center at 27th Street and Hudson Road can often give advice on visitor parking.

The Rod Library is located west of the Maucker Union and east of the Campanile. Special Collections and University Archives is located in the northwest corner of the third level of the Rod Library.

The Special Collections reading room is open for service during weekdays during the fall and spring terms (times listed below). Hours of service may vary during holiday periods and interims between terms.  We encourage you to make an appointment and consult the staff before your visit at libarchives@uni.edu. Additionally, you may schedule an appointment with Jaycie, the University Archivist and Special Collections Coordinator, at http://uni.libcal.com/appointment/42164

Regular Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, CLOSED

You may also schedule an appointment with us between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm at libarchives@uni.edu.

Winter Interim Hours

The Library is closed Dec 21 - Jan 1. From Jan 6 to Jan 13, SC&UA will be open to the public by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment with us between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday, at libarchives@uni.edu.