McGoogan News

Update: How to Check Out Library Materials

Print materials and anatomical models are available for check out by advance request. If you have questions about your library account, contact AskUs at, 402-559-6221, 402-370-5016 (SMS), or via the chat box at 

Request Items: 

Submit your request through the library’s online catalog.  

  • Login to your account by clicking ‘Sign in’ in the upper right corner of the catalog.
    • Select the option for UNMC Students, Faculty, and Staff and enter your UNMC NetID and password.
    • For non-UNMC users, select ‘Other Users’ and enter your login.
  • Search the catalog for print materials or anatomical models. 
  • Click on the title of an item.
  • Under the ‘Get It’ section, click on ‘Request.’
  • Select the date after which you will no longer need the item and then click ‘Send Request.’

All UNMC students, faculty, and staff have a library account automatically set up.

Nebraska Medicine staff can fill out this form to request a library account. You will receive an email within one business day when your account is ready for use.  

Pick Up Items: 

You will receive an email when your item is ready for pick up on Level 6.  

  • Books and journals will be available for pick up from a table near the AskUs desk. Your item will be in an envelope labeled with your name.  
  • To pick up a model, schedule an appointment to meet staff at the AskUs desk. You will receive an email confirmation.  

Return items: 

Return books and journals to the book drop in Wittson Hall on Level 6 near the AskUs desk.  

To return models, schedule an appointment with AskUs staff. 

Please do not use cleaning materials on library items. Materials will be quarantined between use in accordance with industry guidelines for library materials. Users may find a short delay in availability of items.  

Library catalog unavailable Dec 11-22

Beginning December 11 at 4 p.m. through December 22 at approximately 8 a.m., the library’s catalog will be unavailable as we prepare for the library’s new catalog.  Searches for print books and anatomical models will be unavailable during this time. Electronic journals and ebook search will still be available through their respective search boxes.

To obtain a book, request through interlibrary loan. To request anatomical models, contact with the model that you need.

Catalog beta release set for November 9

On Oct. 29, UNMC IT asked the library to shut down the server that hosts the library’s catalog of books and electronic resources. Beginning Nov. 9, the library will provide beta access to a new catalog that will officially debut on Dec. 21. 

This access will provide discovery of print and electronic collections, as well as anatomical models. Users will be able to request items for checkout after contacting for an account. With the catalog in beta, users may encounter issues when searching the interface. This provides an opportunity to identify and correct problems before the official December 21 launch. Users are encouraged to report issues through this online form. 

Holdings represented in the catalog are current as of July. Books that are not available can be requested via interlibrary loan. The holdings of the other NU libraries will also be visible, but only for informational purposes at this time.  

By bringing up this new system in beta, the library will continue to provide the UNMC community with access check out materials and view our print holdings during this interim period.

Catalog and checkouts affected

On October 29, IT asked us to shut down the server that hosts the library’s catalog of books and electronic resources. From October 30 until further notice, you will not be able to check out any books or anatomical models. You will not be able to look in the library catalog to see if we own a print book, journal, or anatomical models. We will reach out to anyone who already has materials checked out to confirm when materials are due. We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience. Please contact Emily McElroy, Dean of McGoogan Health Sciences Library, with any questions or concerns at