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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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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.