UNO Criss Library to reopen March 30


Grant Rohan

Image of the exterior of UNO Criss Library
The UNO Criss Library plans to reopen Monday, March 30 and will offer online services in the event of another closure. Photo courtesy of UNO Communications.

Today UNO announced that the Criss Library plans to reopen on March 30 while all UNO libraries will remain closed through spring break.

In an email announcement to the UNO community, Dean of Library Services David E. Richards said as the COVID-19 situation evolves, the library may need to completely close or remain open only for computer access with no person-to-person interactions.

The Archives & Special Collections will not be open at this time but there is online availability to the materials at the Digital Collections website.

Academic libraries nationwide are closing due to quarantine guidelines and recommendations from the American Library Association with regard for the safety of students and library personnel.

For more updates, Criss Library also has a continuity plan posted online that will list any changes in hours or resources.

If the Criss Library does close, students and faculty will have access to more than 1 million e-books and hundreds of e-journals and databases through the UNO Libraries’ homepage.

Other available resources include:

  • InterLibrary loan requests for electronic document delivery using e-journals.
  • Reference and Research assistance with online chat and virtual meetings.
  • Resources for online and distance education students.
  • Online access to Archives & Special Collections.
  • UNO’s Keep Learning site for those who need a laptop or internet access options.

Students and faculty who need a UNO Libraries account can register at: