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Everyone needs to create their online library account in order to gain access to ebooks, databases, and, of course, renew or request items. The first time you use your account, you will need to create a password. Your NU ID number is the 8-digit number on your MavCard. To find out more information on how to create an account click "How to Create a Library Account" to take a self-guided learning module.

Criss Library will be undergoing a limited remodel beginning July 11th and lasting through approximately end of October. Remodeling will occur on the 1st and 2nd floor. When all the noise is finished and the dust settled Criss Library will have three new spaces for patrons to enjoy. Archives & Special Collections will have an updated space on first floor. Second floor will be home to a New Classroom and the expanded Creative Production Lab. The library will be open during  construction, so please pardon this temporary inconvenience.

Criss Library's Archives & Special Collections will be undergoing renovations impacting access to the department’s reading room and collections until the end of October. Researchers must contact staff in advance to make an appointment to use collection material in a temporary reading room. There may be some periods of time when collections cannot be retrieved without notice several days in advance. In the library and looking for Archives & Special Collections staff? Library staff at the Main Service Desk will direct you to Archives & Special Collections staff while the department undergoes renovation. Contact Amy Schindler at acschindler@unomaha.edu or 402-554-6046 with questions.

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Study Spaces/Criss Theater

Criss Library offers a wide variety of places for individual and group study.

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms located on the first and main floors of the Library are available for and suited to group study. Please note: the rooms are reserved for group study only, not individual study, and are only available to current UNO students, faculty, and staff.

The study rooms are internet ready and equipped with presentation equipment, DVD/VHS players, tables, chairs and whiteboards. The study room computers are equipped with the same software available on the public access computers. Group study rooms may be reserved for 3 hour blocks of time on the Library website, by phone, or in person at the Main Service Desk.

The Group Study Room Policy has more information about the group study rooms, their amenities, and availability.

Single Study Rooms

Study rooms located on the first and main floors of the Library are available for and suited to private study. Please note: the rooms are reserved for private study only, not group study, and are only available to current UNO students, faculty, and staff.

The study rooms are networked and are furnished with a chair, desk, and whiteboard. Single study rooms may be reserved for 2 hour blocks of time on the Library website, by phone, or in person at the Main Service Desk.

The Single Study Room Policy has more information about the single study rooms, their amenities, and availability.

Graduate Study Carrels

The University Library has 50 study carrels available to UNO graduate students to facilitate scholarly research using library resources. Each carrel provides two overhead locking bin spaces, data port, one chair, and one locking file drawer.

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

Quiet Study

The third floor of the library is designated as a quiet study space. Collaborative work and cell phone use is not permitted on the third floor.

Criss Theater

Theater Room Screen
Theater Room

Criss Library is featuring a new service just for you—the Theater Room! The Theater Room is available to all UNO students, faculty and staff, and is designed for viewing media for academic, as well as leisure purposes. For your optimum viewing pleasure, the Theater Room is equipped with eight comfy chairs (more available upon request), a Sony Blu-Ray player, 9-channel AV receiver, HD projector, 110 in. screen, iPod docking station, PC, wireless keyboard, mouse, and cable television. The Theater Room is conveniently located on the main floor (2nd floor) of the Criss Library behind the SCOLA Learning Center. This room can entertain 16 people at a time, and can be reserved for up 4 hours with a signed agreement. For more information on making Theater Room reservations, visit the UNO Criss Library Main Service Desk or call 402.554.3206.

Check out

Eligible users should present their UNO MavCard I.D. to the Main Service Desk in order to check out the Theater Room. A consent form must be signed each semester. The key is the sole responsibility of the user to whom it is checked out. Do not give the key to other members of the group. Rooms that have been reserved but are not checked out within 15 minutes after the start time will be released for use by another group.

Eligible Users

The Theater Room is available to UNO students, faculty, and staff. NOTE: Academic use of this room will supersede non-academic use.

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