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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Fax Service

Outgoing fax service is available at the Main Floor Service Desk. Price are $1.00 per page for local faxing, long-distance is $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. International faxes are $4.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. The following Nebraska cities: Bennington, Elkhorn, Fremont, Gretna, Springfield, Valley, Waterloo; Iowa cities: Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Crescent, Glenwood, Mineola, Missouri Valley, Silver City, Underwood; and 1-800 or 1-888 numbers are all considered local calls, and there is no charge for on-campus faxes. Incoming faxes are not accepted.

Fax Services on the Web

Can't make it in to the Library? You can try one of these web-based fax services: Faxzero ( is free or pay to use EFax (, Send to Fax (, and MyFax (

Microfilm/Microfiche Readers/Scanners

Three microfilm/microfiche reader/scanners and one microfiche/card reader/scanner are available east of the microfilm filing cabinets on first floor. These units can scan microfilm/fiche and send images to the print station for $0.07 per page using your MavCard ID/guest print card. Images can also be stored on your personal storage device or emailed.


Two scanning workstations are located east of the Main Service Desk on the second floor. These workstations are equipped with the most recent versions of Adobe Photoshop (for image scanning) and OmniPage Pro (for text scanning). Both scanning workstations feature flatbed scanners, allowing for scanning sizes up to 8.5" x 11" as well as the scanning of slides and film negatives using specialized adapters.second floor, north-east of the service desk, are available for disability access.