Library News

Criss Library is extending hours for prep and finals week this semester. "We are pleased to offer students this additional time", said Dave Richards, Dean of Library Services. The library will stay open until 1:00am Monday-Thursday during prep week, and Sunday-Thursday during finals week to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.

Extended hours dates are:

  • Monday-Thursday, April 25-28: 7:00am-1:00am
  • Sunday, May 1: Noon-1:00am
  • Monday-Wednesday, May 2-4: 7:00am-1:00am

The latest issue of the newsletter,Criss Chronicles, is now available!

The Criss Library's Creative Production Lab is now offering "mini" 3D Printing. Using our new SLA resin printer, watch your small 3D models print at a higher level of detail.

Resin printing costs $.20/mL, while standard plastic printing is still just $.15/gram.

Stop by to see how you can get printing, or go to the 3D Printing Page.

On display on the first floor of Criss Library is the new exhibit, "The Architectural Studies of H. A. Raapke," featuring works produced during H. A. Raapke's student years, circa 1899-1907. Many of these drawings were part of his coursework for two schools in Paris: Altier Préparatoire D'Architecture and École Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

Sixteen of Raapke's original drawings are on display in the windows of the Archives and Special Collections area of Criss Library. The exhibit will run through the end of April 2016. All 59 extant drawings in the library's collection may be viewed in the Criss Library Online Exhibit space at http://unomaha.omeka.net/exhibits/show/raapke.

On display in Archives and Special Collections at Criss Library is Charles Timothy Hagel: A Life in Photographs, a biographical exhibit spanning the life of U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. A more in-depth version of the exhibit with some different photographs can be viewed online at: http://hagel.omeka.net/exhibits/show/chuckhagelbiography.

This exhibit coincides with the opening of the first portion of the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives to the community. Researchers may now browse and search inventories of Hagel Photographs, Artifacts, Grant Files, and Schedules in the Archives and Speical Collections database at http://unomaha-public.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/4/resources/508.

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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.

Terms of Use

  • Room is only for viewing/discussion of film and multi-media productions. X-Rated films cannot be viewed in this room.

  • Academic use of this room supersedes non-academic use.

  • Only current UNO faculty, staff, and students are eligible to reserve the Theater Room, which may be booked one month in advance and may be booked for up to a 4 hour period. The theater room is available for booking during all library hours.

  • Use of this room requires filling out a consent form once per semester. The patron is responsible for the key at all times during the check out period and is liable for any damage incurred during that time.

  • If equipment or room is damaged, the patron will be fined based on the amount of damage, a hold will be placed on their account with the Registrar's office and the patron will lose all checkout privileges until the fine is paid.

  • Transcripts will be held until the fee is paid.