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UNO Criss Library Creative Production Lab Policies

A complete collection of all patron-facing policies concerning the use and access to the CPL.

Educational Community Policies

Educational Partners

In support of our mission, the CPL is open to arranged tours for community educational institutions. These tours are split into two categories: walkthrough or hands-on.


Walkthrough tours for educational groups and classes can accommodate up to 10 individuals ages 8+ inside of the CPL at any one time. Due to space, larger groups will be asked to split up into smaller units before being allowed into the CPL. Student groups younger than 19 will be required to have additional adult chaperones present at all times. Groups must have a 4 to 1 student to chaperone ratio unless prior arrangements are made. Chaperones will be responsible for the behavior, preparation, and attentiveness of their groups at all times, and are asked to limit disruption of patrons working in the space.  Groups will be given a 15-30 minute overview of the space, all equipment, and general rundown of projects, applications, and access as a community member. Larger groups or groups present at times where significant patron disruption of current patron work may occur, may be asked to step outside of the CPL and will be given an overview tour using our display case and technology visible through the glass walls. Outreach focus for these tours will be on presenting the possibilities of using the CPL as a future member of the UNO academic community. 


Hands-on tours for educational groups can accommodate between 5 and 10 individuals ages 10+. This includes a basic overview tour as above, but is tailored around specific technology or creative interests. Facilities or equipment are reserved for use during the allotted tour time of 30 minutes to 2 hours. Students will be allowed to use the Whisperbooth recording studio, GreenScreen Studio, and/or laser cutter as part of an introduction to technology and multimedia practices. 3D printing can be previewed, but due to time constraints for software access and processing time of models, such activity is reserved on a separate workshop basis. Additional arrangements can be made to not just demo the spaces, but for students to take home or create objects using the laser cutter, or to have digital media clips from the video GreenScreen or audio Whisperbooth shared with teachers.


In-library workshops, youth camps, and outreach events will be announced individually to address skills related to multimedia technologies. 


Teachers, administrators, and staff of local educational institutions seeking aid in learning or teaching multimedia technologies, or interested in information about designing, operating, or building multimedia spaces like the CPL should contact CPL staff directly. The current CPL supervisor can coordinate meeting times for individuals or small groups at request.