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Interested in new books the library gets or recommendations by our staff? You can subscribe to both or just one, and unsubscribe at any time.

Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Library Resources

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is the digital repository of UNK and makes available University publications, images, and recordings, as well as Archives and Special Collections materials.

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UNK Special Collections & Archives

The Special Collections is comprised of materials on select subject areas, such as the history of Nebraska, the Great Plains, and settlement of the West. 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.

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Software & Technology Available

The library has laptops, webcams, Yeti microphones, tracing light boxes, and other items available for checkout at Circulation/Access Services (a.k.a the front desk).

Before you can checkout equipment you will need to submit the Equipment User Agreement form.

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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

This service 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.

If you need assistance with ILL contact Alta Kramer or Joe Taylor.

Research Assistance

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.


Library Hours

Thursday, July 18, 2024

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Loper Success Hub

Opening August 2024: The Loper Success Hub will connect students to UNK resources, staff and peers who support them.

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Main floor west side is open, renovation is still ongoing. View additional images on our locations page.

Subscriptions & Collections

Subscriptions & Collections

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If you are a fan of print media we've still got you covered. We have two subscription lists and several collections in our Primo Catalog.

We have additional eBook resources available online, click on eBook Resources button below to view.

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Staff Pick & New Books

Interested in new books the library gets or recommendations by our staff? You can subscribe to both or just one, and unsubscribe at any time.


Library Collections

The library has several collections in our Primo Library Catalog. Current collections currently include: Graphic Novels, UNK Faculty Books, Board Books, Normal School Collection, and the Lawhead Collection.

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