Calvin T. Ryan Library

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

Tel: (308) 865-8535
Fax: (308) 865-8722

Dean of the Library
Janet Wilke

Email: wilkej@unk.edu
Tel: (308) 865-8546

Visitor Information

  Covid 19 Information


  • Books and other resources are available for use in the library. Visitors may use Library Search to locate library materials. UNK faculty, staff and students, Nebraska residents 18 years of age and older, and members of other Nebraska educational institutions may borrow library materials. Please visit the circulation desk for more details.
  • Electronic databases may be accessed through the library Website while in the library. Remote access to these resources is limited to UNK students, faculty and staff.
  • Reference librarians are available to provide research assistance, help locate library materials and show visitors how to access and search online collections.
  • The software and technology guide covers available technology resources such as: software, printers, copiers, scanners, computer labs and wireless access.
  • Library Computers may be used by visitors in the library. UNK students, faculty and staff have priority in the use of computers.
  • Disability access: The Calvin T. Ryan Library is committed to providing access to our collections, resources, and services to all library users, including those with physical and learning disabilities. Please contact (308) 865-8535 or (308) 865-8599 if you require assistance.
  • Request for Tours/School Group visits: The library offers tours of the building and collections for individuals and groups, as well as special presentations for school groups. For more information or to help us plan for your visit, please contact Lindsay Brownfield.
  • Parking: Visitor parking is available Monday through Friday at designated lots. Closer parking may be available Monday through Friday after 5pm and on weekends, but availability varies. Check the the UNK Police Department: Parking Division page for more information. A parking FAQ is also available.

Library Location


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