Dear UNO students, faculty, and staff:
As you may have read, many academic libraries in Nebraska and around the country are closing due to local quarantine guidelines, statements issued by the American Library Association and the Association of College & Research Libraries, and, of course, out of concern for the safety of students, faculty, and library personnel.
Libraries are designed to bring people together for learning, socializing, and congregating. Social distancing in libraries can be challenging even when signage is posted and alerts are issued.
This week being Spring Break, the UNO Libraries are closed. At the moment, it is our plan for Criss Library to reopen on Monday, March 30.
Of course, as the COVID-19 situation evolves, the library may need to close completely or remain open only for computer access with no person-to-person/face-to-face transactions.
Should circumstances call for the closure of Criss Library, students and faculty will still have online access to a broad range of educational resources including more than 1 million e-books and hundreds of e-journals and databases through the UNO Libraries’ homepage.
Other important services will also be available:
InterLibrary Loan: Requests for electronic document delivery using e-journals will continue to be filled. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or visit the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery website.
Reference and research assistance will continue, including online chat and asynchronous requests, through Ask-a-Librarian, and virtual research consultations can be scheduled.
The UNO Libraries provide access to many resources that are especially helpful to online and distance education students. Learn more about Criss Library's online learning services.
Online access to select Archives & Special Collections materials can be found on the Digital Collections webpage: https://library.unomaha.edu/digitalcollections
If you need a UNO Libraries account, you can sign up for one at any time.
I encourage you to be safe and to explore our extensive digital resources and services listed above. If you have any questions or if you need additional information, feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com.
David E. Richards
Dean of Library Services
UNO's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and providing regular updates to the UNO community as the situation changes.
UNO is preparing to safely resume in-person teaching and learning for the Fall 2020 Semester beginning Aug. 24. Five working groups composed of students, faculty, and staff are addressing areas of academics, facilities, student services, communications, and events/athletics in order to ensure a safe return.
- Fall Planning and COVID-19 Website
- All Recent Announcements
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Keep Learning (Resources for Students)
- Keep Teaching (Resources for Faculty)
- Keep Working (Resources for Faculty and Staff)
- Information Technology Services (ITS) & COVID-19
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.