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Hawkeye Library



2020–2021 Hawkeye Reads: The Martian by Andy Weir

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars and must rely on his ingenuity to survive and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Themes of The Martian include abandonment, sacrifice, tenacity, humanity, and loyalty. The Martian relates to the 2020-2021 institutional outcome which is based on the topics of quantitative reasoning, problem-solving, and logical thinking.

Copies of the book may be found at:

  • the Hawkeye bookstore
  • an online bookseller
  • the Hawkeye Library. Look on the new book shelf under call number 813.26 W425mar.


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Regular Hours *

November 30 – December 18, 2020

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 12:00–4:00pm

December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021

December 19 – 20 Closed
December 21 – 23 8:00am – 4:30pm
December 24 – January 3 Closed

If campus is closed, the Library is also closed. This includes weather-related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

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