Academic Support Services

Math-Science Learning Center

The Math-Science Learning Center (MSLC) provides UNO students the assistance they need to conquer academic challenges in Math and Science. Model students serve as tutors, supplemental instruction leaders and study group facilitators trained to assist their peers in achieving academic success. The MSLC houses meeting alcoves, study/tutoring space, tutorial computers and reserve study materials. It also offers academic consultation for students seeking to increase their overall learning effectiveness and efficiency.

The Math-Science Learning Center is located in 107 Durham Science Center.

Speech Center

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty, and staff in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses.

The Speech Consulting Room provides consulting and coaching services for all UNO students, graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines, assistance to faculty in support of Speaking Across the Curriculum effort at UNO and assessment documentation for the UNO oral communication general education requirement.

The Speech Center is located in 183 and 185 Arts & Science Hall, or can be reached at 402.554.3201.

Writing Center

The Writing Center invites UNO student, faculty, and staff in all university divisions to work with a writing consultant on any university-related writing project.  You may use this free service to work on your writing assignments, application essays, business letters or other projects. Our goal is to help you become an effective, independent writer; we will not edit papers for you: instead we will help you develop the ability to edit your own work.

Graduate students may reserve an hour-long appointment instead of the standard half hour, since graduate-level essays are often lengthy. You may wish to work with one of our Graduate Consultants.  To schedule an appointment, call the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or visit the Writing Center website.

UNO Libraries

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) libraries include the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library (Criss Library) and the KANEKO-UNO Library. The Libraries fulfill the UNO mission through our dynamic services, highly qualified and adaptive personnel, unique and extensive collections, and accessible learning spaces and environments.

The KANEKO-UNO library, located within the KANEKO gallery at 11th and Jones Streets in Omaha’s Old Market, is a distinctive space for study, research, collaboration, and investigation. With a focus on stimulating and celebrating creativity, the space and collection inspire visitors to expand their awareness and knowledge within an atmosphere of flexible learning.

Criss Library is centrally located on UNO’s Dodge campus, and is an inclusive and engaged space for teaching, learning, research, and service. Collaborative spaces include: flexible seating on our lower and main levels; group study rooms equipped with monitors, screen sharing technology, and whiteboards; and four instruction labs, including two with laptops and configurable seating. For focused learning, the library has individual study rooms, and maintains quiet study space throughout the third floor.

The Creative Production Lab offers one-on-one help for students, faculty, and staff to explore their creative interests and learn how to use cutting-edge hardware and software, including virtual reality, laser cutting, 3D printing and scanning, and multi-media production.

The Archives & Special Collections acquires and preserves unique, rare, and specialized materials, and provides expertise on incorporating these materials into creative projects. The department’s diverse collections include the University Archives, U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives, as well as other special collections including regional history, rare books, and the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection. 

Additional spaces of note include: an outdoor garden patio, café, theater room, and the H. Don and Connie Osborne Family Art Gallery.

The library’s collection supports the teaching, learning, research, and creative needs of students, faculty, and staff through a variety of formats including, print and e-books, physical and streaming media, digital image collections, journals, newspapers, electronic databases, and government documents. Material not available in the Criss Library collection can be borrowed from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan.

Librarians are available both in person and online to answer questions, help students and faculty use library resources, and assist with research when and where it is needed. Librarians also offer instruction sessions tailored toward a particular course or assignment. 

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