About Us

Calvin T. Ryan Library in 1963

The University of Nebraska Kearney Library was built in 1963 and named after professor of English Calvin T. Ryan. An addition to the library was completed in 1981-82 that doubled its size. Study and classroom seating accommodates over 1,100 library users. Group study rooms, individual study carrels, photocopying and scanning facilities, three instructional computer labs, and a coffee shop and lounge are available. The Calvin T. Ryan Library is centrally located on the south-east end of campus just west of the bell tower.

In addition to library collections, offices, and services, the Calvin T. Ryan Library currently houses the Mitchell Communications Center and the Learning Commons.

Personnel: 22 (8 faculty, 7 professional staff, 7 support staff)

Library Collections:

Library Publications:


Lactation Room

Study Rooms

Additional Rooms

Computer Labs

Permanent Artworks:

Lower Level: First Floor: Second Floor:

Library Location

Campus Map