McGoogan News

Library Virtual Services

As of March 18, the library is adjusting its current virtual services to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. 

Virtual services will continue to be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  

Reference and AskUs Assistance 

Questions directed to AskUs@unmc.edu, the AskUs form, 402-559-6221, or chat will continue to be answered by our library staff. Literature search requests will continue to be monitored. Priority for these services will be given to urgent patient care requests. Outside of regular hours, librarians will monitor AskUs@unmc.edu and AskUs and literature search form submissions for urgent patient care requests. 

Online resource access issues will continue to be addressed. EndNote installation requests will continue to be processed. 

Liaison Hours 

Librarians will hold office hours via Zoom. Schedule a Zoom consultation with your liaison librarian or email Askus@unmc.edu for assistance with a referral. 

Interlibrary Loan Services 

Interlibrary loan services will continue through online request submission. Staff will be available to address questions or issues at 402-559-7085 or illdept@unmc.edu.  Update: ILL has resumed requesting print books. Due to the availability of collections by lending libraries, there may be a delay.

Instruction 

Currently scheduled library instruction sessions will be moved to the online environment.  

Writing Center 

The Writing Center is available for online assistance only. Appointments are required for online sessions.   

Anatomical Model Checkout 

Beginning March 16, anatomical models will be unavailable for check out. We apologize for the inconvenience. Virtual anatomy resources are available on the library’s Clinical Resources page: Visible Body and Acland Anatomy. 

3D Printing 

3D printing will be unavailable at this time.  

Dissertation and Theses Binding 

Binding of theses and dissertations is now available. All copies should be mailed to the library at zip 6705 or USPS 986705 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE 68198-6705. See the binding website for further instructions and the online form for payment.

Special Collections and Archives 

Reference questions can be sent to history@unmc.edu. If you wish to donate physical items to the special collections, arrangements can be made upon our return to campus. 

Writing Center is open in a new temporary location

The Writing Center @ UNMC, staffed by the University of Nebraska Omaha and housed on the 2nd floor of the Student Life Center, next to the UNMC Bookstore during the library’s renovation,  is open for the semester. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to work with a writing consultant on any writing project on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm to 7 pm. Card access is required after 6 pm.

This free service is appropriate for writing assignments, application essays, business letters, or other projects. Please see The Writing Center site for more information and to book an appointment. Online appointments are also available. The Writing Center is sponsored by Academic Affairs.

Interlibrary Loan downtime January 31

The Interlibrary Loan / Order Articles & Books system will be undergoing updates and will be unavailable on Thursday, January 31, from 11 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. During this time, requests cannot be made and PDFs cannot be accessed. If you require an article for urgent patient care needs, please call 402-559-7085 for assistance. We apologize for this interruption.

Librarian office hours in a building near you

We’re here and there! During the Spring semester, librarians will hold open office hours in three locations around campus. Come by to talk about your projects and learn about resources the library offers. We will talk through your questions and help you formulate a plan on the spot. Stop by during the following times:

College of Pharmacy, Room 2050
9:30 am-5:00pm on Wednesdays (During weeks with third Wednesdays, office hours will be held on Fridays.)
January 18-April 24

College of Public Health, MCPH Lobby
3:00-5:00pm on Tuesdays
January 15 – April 23

College of Nursing, LRC, Omaha Division
12:50-2:50pm on Mondays
January 14- April 22

Librarians are also available by appointment (contact your liaison), via  phone (402-559-6221), email (askus@unmc.edu), or chat.