The University of Iowa Center for the Book (UICB) is an innovative, interdisciplinary arts and research unit. The UICB pursues a distinctive mission, integrating practice in the art of book production with the study of the book in society. The Center offers curricula in book technologies and book history to graduate and undergraduate students as well as to the eastern Iowa community.
The UICB administers a certificate program for graduate students who enroll for credits in letterpress printing, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, calligraphy, and historical/cultural courses. The Center also serves a number of students who blend their degree work with a traditional graduate department into the certificate program, preparing them with a singular education in the production of paper, the history of binding, the practice of printing, or the labor of letterforms.
The UICB also offers a combined program with the School of Library and Information Science (the UICB certificate with an M.A. in library and information science).