McGoogan News

New to UNMC this summer? Book a library tour

If you are welcoming new employees, visiting scholars or summer researchers, please contact Teri Hartman at the McGoogan Library for a tour of the facility and the information resources available to anyone using a UNMC networked computer. You can request a tour by email at thartman@unmc.edu or by phone at 9-7075. Tour length can be adjusted to fit the amount of time you have available, but are generally 20 minutes.

Upgraded library Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi access on the 6th and 7th floors of the library is now stronger and covers a much larger area, including the corners and study rooms.  A good to excellent signal is present throughout these floors, though the signal does lower at times when you are in certain spots within the actual stacks.

The terms of service and disclaimer still must be accepted (by opening an Internet browser and clicking the Accept button) before access is granted.

A big thank you to UNMC ITS!

Check study room availability on-the-go

Not in the library, but want to know if a study room is available? Now you can check availability through the library’s mobile website.

The site takes you to a live listing of study room keys in our catalog. If a study room is available, it will be indicated as “Available” in the Call# column.

Please note that there is no guarantee of availability or access to a specific room. This page is live and a room may not be available by the time you arrive in the library and “due date” times may not indicate future availability, as rooms can be renewed.

Rooms are only available to UNMC faculty, students, and staff.

Elevator downtime Tuesday Oct 5

The elevators in Wittson Hall, which serve the library, will be down for a scheduled inspection from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5. Additionally, the library elevator that serves floors 6 through 8 will also be down.

Anyone unable to use the stairs and needing elevator service to the library during this time will need to call the library circulation desk (559-4006)  or Security Dispatch (559-5111) for an escorted elevator ride.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Update on library facilities

Since March of this year, only one of the two elevators that provides access to the library has been available due to upgrading. Both elevators are now fully operational!

Now, in preparation for the laying of new carpet in the library’s entryway on the 6th floor, the wood floors are being torn up. The Linder Library Lounge and 6th floor women’s restroom will be unavailable during this time. Restrooms are available on the 7th and 8th floors. When the carpet is laid, these areas may also be inaccessible for a brief period. We apologize for this inconvenience and for any noise produced during this process.