Library Resources

Library Resources

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OpenSPACES@UNK

OpenSPACES@UNK is the digital repository of UNK and makes available University publications, images, and recordings, as well as Archives and Special Collections materials. OpenSPACES@UNK is administered by the Calvin T. Ryan Library and serves as a digital home for these materials.

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UNK Special Collections & Archives

The University of Nebraska Kearney Special Collections and Archives are housed in the Alice Paine Room on the second floor of the Calvin T. Ryan Library. Some additional info can be found below.

The Special Collection is comprised of materials on select subject areas, such as the history of Nebraska, the Great Plains, and settlement of the West. For this Collection the Library is committed to assembling primary and secondary scholarly materials on specific topics that support UNK's curricular and research needs. All materials in the Special Collection have been catalogued and can be identified using the "Search" box on the Library's home page. Materials may only be used in the Archives. Unless the materials are deemed too fragile, the archivist will scan requested items. Photography of most items is also permitted.

The University Archives are comprised of several collections of materials produced by the institution in the course of conducting its business. Materials date from as early as 1905, and include items as diverse as the deeds to the land the University occupies to the copper container used as the time capsule when the Administration Building was built. Materials are collected in all formats, including original papers and documents, publications, photographs, and audiotapes.
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Software & Technology Available

The library has special software such as Matlab and wxMaxima available on select Windows Machines. We also have iMacs located on the garden level. Visit our Software & Technology page for more information about our computers and other technology services available.

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Library Services

Library Services

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Borrowing Library Materials

UNK students, faculty and staff, Nebraska residents age 18 and older, and members of other Nebraska educational institutions may borrow library materials.

No name, address, or other borrower information contained in any circulation records will be revealed to other persons except under conditions as stated in the Library Privacy Policies.

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Faculty Services

The Library offers instruction on library research for undergraduates and graduate students, tailored to courses, assignments and students' research topics.

Librarians are also available to provide instruction in the use of library resources to your classes. Please contact Lindsay Brownfield, or fill out the Library Instruction Request form.

Please visit our faculty services page for additional information.

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Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery allows you to obtain items not owned by the library. This includes books, articles, DVD’s, musical scores, CD’s and microfilm. Ebooks are not available. This service is free for students, staff, and faculty.

Additional info can be found on the Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery page or their FAQ.


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Citation Guides

A citation style dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting. There are a number of different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style sometimes depends on the academic discipline involved.


Library Info

Library Info

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Your library account.

Signing in to your account will provide a broader range of search results and allow you to save items to lists or even save your search results.

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Library Hours

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Library Events Calendar

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UNK Learning Commons

Learning Commons services are available in person and on Zoom for all online and on-campus UNK students. To request an appointment please submit an Appointment Request Form. You can also call the welcome desk 308-865-8905 or visit in person. The Learning Commons is located on the second floor of the Calvin T. Ryan Library.

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