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

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:

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


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Faculty Study Carrel Terms of Use
  • Access to Faculty Study Carrels is through the main Library Faculty Study doors. A Prox Card is necessary for entrance into this area.
  • Study Carrels are open during regular library hours only.
  • Objects are not to be attached in any manner to study carrel walls, doors or glass panels.
  • A lock change and key replacement fee will be assessed in the event of lost keys.
  • Study Carrels are not substitute offices and are assigned only to the individual signing the agreement. However, occupants may formally request to share a study with another eligible occupant (Click here for eligibility).
  • Library materials
    • All library material must be checked out prior to being housed in the carrels.
    • Study carrels will be checked regularly; books and periodicals not checked out will be returned to the shelves.
    • A notice will be left for materials not properly checked out to patrons. A second notice will constitute grounds for automatic termination of carrel assignment during a semester.
    • Journal issues and bound volumes are not to be left in carrels, and they will be removed.
    • Carrel occupants are responsible for renewing any materials kept in their carrel.
    • Recalled items will not be retrieved from the study for the occupant. The faculty member is responsible for returning books prior to leaving the area for extended periods of time.
  • A faculty member who is planning to be away on a foreign study program or a leave of absence must relinquish the study carrel prior to leaving the area.
  • All library and personal materials must be removed from the study carrel by the faculty member. Department chairs will be contacted regarding any needed arrangements for materials left in a study.
  • Small appliances (including electrical space heaters) are prohibited in study carrels.
  • Commensurate with library policy, food, and drinks in spill proof metal or plastic containers may be used, but not stored, in the study carrels.
  • Library furniture from other areas of the building may not be moved into the carrels.
  • All library materials or personal items left in carrels, including personal computers, are left at the risk of the carrel occupant.  The library assumes no responsibility or liability for items lost or stolen from a study carrel.