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Learn About the Library

Introduction to library resources for students.

Quick Search

Quick Search will search through all of the library's materials for items that match your search terms. You can find physical items available to check out with your MavCard such as print books and DVDs, and digital materials such as ebooks and online articles. 

Search Quick Search from the box below. Or, access it from the library's homepage. 

Search Criss Library and beyond

How to Use Quick Search

Sign in using your NetID to:

  • See restricted articles if you're not on campus.
  • Request materials via Interlibrary Loan.
  • Renew items in your account, see your requests, or see what you have checked out.
  • Save your search results for future use in "My Favorites." Click on the pin icon and it will automatically be saved.
  • Save your search queries and receive alerts when new items are added that match those searches.

Start searching

  • Enter search words to search by keyword. By default the bar on this guide searches Quick Search. This will return items at UNO Libraries. You can also search “Everything," "Articles," "Network Catalog" which will search all the library in the University of Nebraska System, or “Course Reserves.”  
  • Click on "Advanced Search" to search by subject, title, or author fields. "Advanced Search" gives you many options to limit your search—by material type, date, language, etc. Or, you can filter your results after searching.

Refine your results

  • Use the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to limit your results by date ,resource type, location, language, and more.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL allows you to obtain items not owned by Criss Library, including books, articles, and microfilm. Some materials are more difficult to obtain due to lending restrictions determined by the lending library.

Most libraries will not lend entire journal or magazine issues, archival materials, or newspapers in print format. Popular fiction and recently published books are also difficult to obtain. Because textbooks are in high demand and hard to obtain, we will no longer be able to fill ILL requests for them. There are a number of online sites where you can borrow textbooks for an entire semester for a small fee. 

ILL books take on average about 10 days to arrive. Articles usually arrive in less than a week, but typically take two to three days. Turnaround time depends on the material requested.

  • Rare items may take 6 to 12 weeks to obtain.
  • Most Document Delivery requests will be filled within 1 to 2 business days.
  • Books and other physical materials are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Article requests will be delivered to you electronically.
  • Both ILL and Document Delivery articles will remain uploaded to your account for 30 days.

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