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Study rooms and spaces

For students – Study Rooms

Study rooms can be reserved within two weeks of your desired date and have a four-hour maximum time limit within a 24-hour period.

Reserve a room here: https://unmcscheduling.nebraska.edu/.

You can find the study room information and reservation instructions on the library website: https://www.unmc.edu/library/spaces/study-spaces.html. QR codes to the campus room reservation site are available throughout the library.

Study rooms need to be reserved. If you are in a study room you have not reserved, you may be asked to vacate the room to honor another student’s reservation. Study room reservations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For UNMC faculty, staff, students, and Nebraska Medicine employees – Open Study Spaces.

Open study spaces are available on the 6th and 7th levels of the library. The library space is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • The 6th level provides open study spaces and flexible and fixed spaces for quiet study.
    • Available on this floor: two conference rooms, Faculty Commons (faculty only), Writing Center, Safe Space and Brave Space in the Inclusion Corner, and one library classroom (6032).
  • The 7th level is the designated quiet level and provides open study spaces and flexible and fixed spaces for quiet study
    • Available on this floor: Brody workstation, individual booths with privacy screens, Linder Reading Room, and Sievers Technology Commons.

A variety of seating options are available on levels 6 and 7.


CAHP and the library debut new exhibit

UNMC has been educating allied health professionals since the early 1930s. In October 1972, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents officially created the School of Allied Health Professions. In 2015, it became the sixth college at UNMC. Today, UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) offers 15 health profession education programs, two interprofessional master’s degree programs, and four degree-advancement programs, with an average annual enrollment of over 750 students. 

To commemorate the past 50 years of growth and achievement, CAHP and the McGoogan Health Sciences Library partnered to produce an exhibition within the Wigton Heritage Center. This panel exhibition highlights the present programs, past and present leadership, and future growth plans of the college. The exhibition is open on both the Omaha and University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) campuses. 

The physical exhibition at UNMC is located near the Bennett/Sorrell/Wittson Hall skywalks on Level 4 of Wittson Hall. The Kearney exhibition is in the Health Science Education Complex. Accompanying these physical installations is an online exhibition accessible to a global audience at https://wigton.unmc.edu/CAHP. 

Anece McCloud author talk

Anece McCloud will present an author talk on her book, “Seeking Personal Validation: The Life and Times of an African American, Female, Academic,” on Sept. 16 at noon. The event will be held in the UNMC College of Nursing Omaha Division room CON 2018 and via Zoom.  

McCloud served as the first director of minority affairs at UNMC. She also held the position of associate dean of students for minority affairs at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She will speak on elements of history, sociology and psychology, as well as describing the effect that being involved in a newly developing role in academia had on her and others. 

From the book’s synopsis: “Entering the academic profession, being appointed the first director of Minority Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and later the first Black, female administrator at Washington and Lee University stabilized my feelings of high self-esteem. The positions also gave me the privilege of working with individuals whom society considered subordinate humans. That was how I had defined myself. Being an academic enhanced my understanding of human relationships, society and myself.” 

A drawing for copies of McCloud’s book will be held. Entries can be made online

Pass lending program for students

McGoogan Health Sciences Library has partnered with two Omaha area attractions to offer free admission for UNMC students. Passes to Fontenelle Forest and El Museo Latino are available for check out by contacting AskUs at 402-559-6221 or askus@unmc.edu

The pass lending project is an effort to help UNMC students to de-stress and experience the wider community. The passes can also be beneficial to students new to the Omaha area by providing them a free opportunity to explore the city. 

While it is not new for public libraries to offer community pass lending, it is not as common in academic libraries. Additionally, McGoogan Health Sciences Library is the first library in the Omaha area to partner with El Museo Latino. 

The library is excited to make this new benefit available on campus. Be sure to check out a pass, return it, and repeat whenever you need a break off campus. 


What’s happening this semester?

The library has a full calendar of events planned for Fall 2022.


The library will be at the Student Involvement Fair August 17. Stop by and see what’s new at the library.


Anece McCloud is speaking in CON 1010 on September 16, from 12-1:00. She will discuss her book, “Seeking Personal Validation: The Life and Times of an African American, Female, Academic”. Look for registration for this hybrid event plus book giveaway in early September.


Destress and visit the sensory room October 3-7.  Explore all five senses in WHM 6032. 

Loren Olson is speaking October 7 from 12-1:00 about his book “No More Neckties”. Registration for this virtual only event and book giveaway will happen in September.

The Wigton Heritage Center will open an exhibit showcasing the Graduate Studies program in October as well.


The sensory room returns November 14-18. Revisit your favorite items in WHM 6032.


As always, there will be snacks at the library during Destress Week.

There is something for everyone at McGoogan!