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Dean's Welcome

Dean -Janet Wilke

Welcome to the Calvin T. Ryan Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney! We support the UNK mission by striving to meet the individual information needs of UNK students, faculty and staff.

The Library provides access to a variety of collections including books, federal and state government documents, various non-print resources, and archival materials, as well as extensive holdings of electronic databases and reference sources. In addition to 214 databases, students have access to 87,000 print and electronic periodical titles and over 130,000 e-books.

In collaboration with the Academic Success offices in the Division of Student Affairs, a Learning Commons has been developed on the library's second floor. The Writing Center and Academic Tutors partner with the Library to provide seamless support for student academic needs.

The librarians, staff, and student assistants are here to help you find the resources and services you need. Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk, identified with a large "Ask Here" sign on first floor. 24/7 assistance is available via Ask Us 24/7.

For more information about the Library, its services and collections, you may wish to explore the links under the sections "About the Library" and "Services" at: http://library.unk.edu

Janet Stoeger Wilke - Dean of the Library

Mission: The Calvin T. Ryan Library supports the University of Nebraska Kearney mission by: acquiring and organizing resources; providing collaborative assistance and instruction in support of scholarly teaching, learning and research; meeting information needs; and adhering to recognized standards of library practice.

Vision: The Calvin T. Ryan Library will achieve prominence as an innovative provider of user-focused resources and services.