Instructional Resources & Technology Services

Welcome to IRTS

The HNI Corporation Instructional Resources and Technology Services — or IRTS as we call it — serves as a resource facility for the university's educator preparation programs. Our goal is to provide quality services and resources to our education students.  An extension of UNI's Rod Library, students come to IRTS to examine and review Pre-K-12 curriculum resources, take advantage of available technology, gather with peers and much more. We hope to spark your creativity and collaboration. Stop by our space on the second floor of the Schindler Education Center (SEC).  

Fall/Spring hours
7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday
7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday
2 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday

Summer hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Discover IRTS by watching a tour of the facility.

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IRTS open house

IRTS Resources

Come to IRTS and take advantage of our wealth of great resources, including:

  • 12,000+ elementary and secondary textbooks
  • Technology such as desktops, laptops, iPads, digital cameras, lcd projectors, etc.
  • Professional Publications (Stacks)
  • Curriculum units and activity books
  • Enrichment materials (Games, kits and manipulatives)
  • Small and large group meeting spaces
  • Reference works, including dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedias
  • Panther Print Station
  • OneSearch, which can be used to connect to resources within our collection and Rod Library

I was a fan of IRTS before, but I never knew exactly how many useful resources can be found there. I assigned my students the task of exploring IRTS and contributing to a slide deck that highlights IRTS treasure. Thank you for your wonderful program.

Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Associate Professor
Curriculum & Instruction

Check-Out Materials

We highly encourage our students to take advantage of the quality materials we have available for check out for use at home, in classes or while student teaching. Ready to check out? Keep in mind these guidelines: 

  • You must present a UNI ID card.
  • You may not renew course materials that you have checked out.
  • All items must be returned to avoid fines.
  • We maintain an inventory of equipment for checkout (Items are listed below)
  • Call 319-273-3342 to reserve equipment.

Labs & Classroom Space for Use

You also have the ability to reserve some of our labs and classroom spaces. Students can reserve these spaces to study with friends, work on class projects and much more.  Below you will find a list of spaces available to you.