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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.


Relive UNO’s first NCAA Division I Hockey game! Criss Library will replay UNO’s sold out 1997 exhibition hockey game against the University of Manitoba on Saturday, October 17th at 1:30pm to mark the first hockey game at Baxter Arena. Memorabilia including a game-worn jersey, photographs, programs, & more will also be on display in Criss Library Archives & Special Collections.

Free & open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Amy Schindler at, 402-554-6046.


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Faculty Study & Study Carrels

Faculty Study

Access to the Library Faculty Study, located on the third floor of Criss Library, is by Prox Card. All current faculty are eligible and welcome in the Library Faculty Study area. This includes the lounge, kitchen, and scholar reading rooms. To gain access to the Library Faculty Study area, please fill out this form and return via email, campus mail, fax (554-3215) or in person at the Main Service Desk.

The Faculty Study Carrels Policy has more information about the carrels, their amenities, and availability.

Faculty Study Carrels

15 faculty study carrels, located within the Library Faculty Study area, are available for sharing on a semester basis. To request space in a shared faculty study room complete this form and return, via campus mail or in person, to the Main Service Desk. Each mini-office provides a bookshelf, storage, ergonomic chair, power, data port and energy efficient lighting.

University of Nebraska full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track, part-time, adjunct, Emeriti or retired faculty are eligible for faculty study carrels. Faculty applicants must be working on a specific project or research in order to be assigned a study. Applicants may print out the application online (PDF) or stop by the Main Service desk and pick one up. Applications must be approved by the relevant college departmental chairperson. Click here for the terms of use.

Disbursement of Assignments
Faculty will be assigned study carrels on a first-come, first served basis. Sharing of carrels will be by department or request.

Length of Assignments
Length of assignment is per semester with one renewal. Faculty may go through the application process again at the end of the second semester, and their application will be reconsidered at that time. Occupants are asked to notify the Library if they no longer need their study carrel before the designated period has ended.

Carrels should be locked at all times when not in use. Criss Library assumes no responsibility for the loss of or damage to personal possessions that are kept in study carrels. Failure to comply with study carrel policies will be cause for withdrawal of the carrel assignment. Study carrel policies are posted in each study carrel.