Appointment Availability
Monday through Friday
10:00am-Noon & 1:00-4:00pm.

Number of Visitors
Up to 15 people may visit the Main Library Gallery at one time for tours/class visits. For larger classes, special arrangements can be made to accommodate all students. (For example: booking multiple visits the same day, booking multiple visits over a series of days, etc.) The Main Library Gallery requires social/physical distancing and face coverings. 

Guided Tours
Your group will be assigned an exhibit curator or tour guide who will provide an overview of the exhibition and answer questions. Please let us know if there is anything specific you'd like the guide to discuss with your class. 
Availability of guided tours depends on availability of staff. We will work with you to find a time if your first choice is no longer available.

Want to book a visit to the University of Iowa Main Library Gallery? Follow the steps below. 

  • STEP 1: Visit for information on the Gallery’s current and future exhibits.
  • STEP 2: Browse our calendar for open tour timeslots for the exhibit you want to tour. Click the timeslot(s) you want. Clicking ONE will give you a 30-minute tour; clicking TWO will give you a 1-hour tour; clicking THREE will give you a 1.5-hour tour. The timeslot(s) you’ve selected will turn orange. Please be sure to select enough time for your desired tour (maximum of 1.5 hours). 
  • STEP 3: Complete our tour booking form, and press SUBMIT MY BOOKING.
  • STEP 4: Watch for a confirmation email to verify that your tour is booked. We’ll also send you email instructions on how to prepare for your tour.
  • STEP 5: Enjoy your tour! 

*Please note that tours are limited to Monday through Friday during the Gallery's open hours for Fall 2020.