The Calvin T. Ryan Library was built in 1963 with an addition 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, two instructional computer labs, and a coffee shop and lounge are available.
26 (10 faculty, 3 professional staff, 13 support staff)
Books: Over 210,000 print titles and over 250,000 print volumes. More than 11,000 e-book titles.
Periodicals: Over 900 print subscriptions, and more than 114,000 periodical volumes. Online access to over 70,000 periodical titles.
Online Databases: The library subscribes to more than 200 online databases and e-resources including Academic Search Premier, Academic OneFile, JSTOR, LexisNexis, and Ebooks on EBSCOhost.
Other: The library has collections in other formats, including: microfiche, microfilm, compact discs, videotapes, DVDs, art prints, and maps.
Special Collection: Contains 2,400 cataloged items, mostly books, concerning the history of Nebraska, the Great Plains, and the West.
UNK Archives: A collection of materials produced by this institution dating back to 1905.
United States Government Depository: The Calvin T. Ryan Library has been a selective U.S. Government Depository since 1962. The collection consists of more than 275,000 items in print and micro-formats with access to more than 20,000 government publications in online formats.
Nebraska State Government Depository: The Library is also a Nebraska State Depository with almost 17,000 items in print, micro- and online formats.
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Over 80 computers are available to library users, including those in two computer labs and laptops circulated within Calvin T. Ryan Library.
Wireless network access is available throughout the building to UNK students and employees. Campus guests wishing to access the wireless network must be authorized in advance by the UNK Help Desk.