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English as a Second Language Research Guide

Use this guide to find UNO library resources and other helpful research tools.


Welcome to UNO's Criss Library! We are glad you are here!

This guide is here to help you navigate the resources at the library, but it doesn't cover everything! We encourage you to stop in the library so you can see the space and, of course, ask us questions! 

Please also explore the library website and get in touch with us to answer any questions you may have. We hope you will find the library a valued resources and a welcoming space!

Study Spaces

Criss Library offers many places to study. Please follow the guide below to find your best space.

Open study spaces:

Third floor is dedicated to silent study, so this is a great place to go when you need silence to focus!

First and second floor offer computer labs for students, along with plenty of tables or cozy seating to study alone or with your classmates or friends.

Single Study rooms are available on both our first and second floors. 

Group Study rooms are also available on first and second floor. These are good for groups of 2-6 people.

Reserve your space any time up to four weeks in advance. 

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a free service for students that allows you to request items from other libraries when we don't have them here. Set up your Interlibrary loan account so it's ready when you need it!

Media Equipment and Printing

Check out the links below to learn more about what we have to offer.

Places to visit inside the library

Inside the library you'll find even more special places to explore.

Archives and Special Collections is home to unique, rare and specialized materials and is available to the university community and beyond. 

The Creative Production Lab is the place to go when you have a project in mind.  Inside this space your creativity can come to life, as they offer many tools to make it happen, even if you aren't entirely sure how! Come visit or explore their webpage and see what you want to create today!

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