Contact Info
Calvin T. Ryan Library

University of Nebraska Kearney
2508 11th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849-2240

Tel: (308) 865-8599

Dean of the Library
Evan Boyd

Tel: (308) 865-8546

Dean's Welcome

Dean Evan Boyd As Dean of the Library, I welcome you to the Calvin T. Ryan Library. The library’s vision for itself is that it will be seen as an essential destination and catalyst for student, researcher, and community success. Essential to this vision is our current major renovation project, which will continue throughout the 2023/24 school year. Fall 2023 will be a transitional period for the library, with the areas available for use in flux and the entryway of the library shifting several times. We hope to clearly communicate these changes as they happen, through UNK’s “Announce” mailing list, our social media, and through clear signage.

The most important resource within the library is its people. Throughout the renovation, a team of faculty librarians and staff are available in person and online to assist each student, researcher, and community member who needs our assistance. Our dedicated team will work to make certain your experience with the Library is both pleasant and successful, whether in person or online.

Thank you for your patience & once more, welcome from the whole Library team,
Dean Evan Boyd

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.