Library News

Criss Library hours for Wednesday, November 25th will be 7:00am - 5:00pm. The library will be closed, Thursday through Saturday, November 26-28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Regular hours resume Sunday, November 29, at noon.

The University Library Friends will be holding a Book Sale November 30-December 4 on the main floor of the Library.

Paperbacks & media will be $1, and hardcover books will be $2. Proceeds from the sale benefit the UNO Criss Library via donation to the University Library friends. All book sale items are gift donations to the library.

If you attended the monthly Game Night at Criss Library, please fill out this short survey:

Criss Library recently purchased the JSTOR "full house", and UNO now has access to all fourteen Arts & Sciences collections, and the Life Science collection. The JSTOR collections stand among the most important archives of academic journals, and the "full house" brings over 2,100 additional journals to the library's JSTOR account.

As is standard with the JSTOR archives, a three-to-five year "moving wall" governs access to articles. Depending on the license negotiated with each journal publisher, articles are released into the archival collections three to five years after publication. More recent articles may be available through the library's current subscriptions, and researchers may check the All eJournals A-Z directory to confirm this. The library catalog also includes records for journal subscriptions and even many individual articles.

For more information about these new resources, please contact Jim Shaw at or (402)554-2225.


Relive the excitement of UNO Hockey in Criss Library Archives & Special Collections! UNO began its NCAA Division I hockey program in the fall of 1997. The first Maverick hockey contest was on October 17, 1997 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium – a 3-2 loss to the University of Manitoba Bisons. The display includes memorabilia from the first game including a game-worn jersey from the first Maverick to score a goal, programs, tickets, and photographs along with a signed puck, cowbell, and programs signed by the 2015 Frozen Four Mavericks Hockey team. Video clips from the game can also be viewed in the lobby of Archives & Special Collections.


For your reading enjoyment, the current issue of the library newsletter, Criss Chronicles, is available. Click here to read the latest!

On display on the 1st floor of Criss Library is the new exhibit "In Service to His Country: Chuck Hagel and Vietnam." The exhibit of photographs and memorabilia from the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives focuses on his military service in Vietnam and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The memorabilia includes a shovel used at the 1982 groundbreaking ceremony for The Wall, a replica of the Three Soldiers Statue, and certificates for his Purple Heart awards. Among the pictures are Hagel during his Vietnam tour, at The Wall in 1982, and with the other U.S. Senators who served in Vietnam.


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Other Services

Faculty Library Assistant (FLA) Program

Faculty may authorize up to two people to conduct business at the Library on their behalf with a FLA Library Account. Faculty Library Assistants may perform the following activities:

  • Main Service - checkout items, returns, place and pick-up hold/recalled items, request searches, pay replacement costs, and submit Faculty Study Room applications.
  • Interlibrary Loan - requests, pick up, and return items.
  • Reserve - add and delete Reserve items.

Authorizing faculty are responsible for all items checked out on the FLA account. Forms are available online or for download and at the Main Service Desk inside the library's main entrance. For more information see FLA Policies.

Interlibrary Loan

Faculty may borrow items or request copies of journal articles from other libraries. There is no charge for this service, except in the cases of very rare materials and some dissertation microforms. Create or Login to your ILLiad account to submit requests. For more information see Interlibrary Loan Policies or contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at 402-554-3209.

Library Instruction

Library instruction classes are available to introduce students to Criss Library services and resources, information literacy, and issues of scholarly communication. To request instruction tailored to the particular needs of your students, call 4-3003 or complete the electronic instruction request form. Reference Subject Librarians are also available for instructional support. Follow the link for more information about the Library's Instruction Program.

Materials Purchase Requests

Faculty members are encouraged to recommend materials for addition to the Library collection. Contact your departmental liaison or your department's Subject Librarian.

Material Checkout

  • Books: 16 weeks with two renewals
  • Periodicals: three days with one renewal
  • Videos and other A/V materials: one week with one renewal.

Renewals may be made by phone to the circulation department (4-3206) and within the library catalog using the "Review Account" option and entering your name and NU I.D. number.