CY Thompson Building Updates

Plans have been made for the C.Y. Thompson Library (CYT) to undergo updates as part of a revitalization of East Campus. The space will have:

  • Individual and collaborative study spaces
  • Food & beverage vendor
  • Multi-media displays
  • Meeting rooms
  • Learning technologies
  • Multi-disciplinary book collection

Frequently Asked QuestionsClick to open/close

When will CYT close, and what should I expect prior to closing?

To prepare for the closure, the building will close to the public at 5 pm on May 3, 2019.

Until CYT closes, books and furniture may shift as collections are prepared for the move. The disruption between moves will be minimal and we will make every effort to ensure a smooth transition.

Where will the collections be during updates and how do I get to them?

The collections will move to both the Food Industry Complex and the Library Depository Retrieval Facility (LDRF) on East Campus Loop.

Materials in the collections are available through Delivery/Interlibrary Loan. All Delivery/Interlibrary Loan items will need to be picked up at the LDRF location.

Starting Monday, May 6, Hours for the LDRF reading room will be M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Most items found in the Libraries catalog can be delivered within 24 hours of submitting an Delivery/Interlibrary Loan request for the item.

Where do I go for course reserve materials?

During the summer, reserves requested for C.Y. Thompson Library will be available in the reading room of the Library Depository Retrieval Facility (LDRF) located on the East Campus Loop.

Starting Monday May 6, The LDRF reading room will be open M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Who do I contact when I have questions?

You can contact CYT Libraries ASKus staff through email at or by calling 402-472-4401.

Is there parking close to the Library Depository Retrieval Facility?

There is limited parking at this location, but parking is available adjacent to the building on the street.

View the East Campus parking map.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Nancy J. Busch, University Libraries Dean, 402-472-2526,

Building Renderings

  • Mockup designs of CY Thompson
    Main Level, West Entrance
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    Main Level, Learning Staircase
  • Mockup designs of CY Thompson
    Main Level, South Side by Cafe
  • Mockup designs of CY Thompson
    Main Level, East to West walkway through Library.
  • Mockup designs of CY Thompson
    Main Level, East to West View of Library Inside.

Renderings are used to visualize spaces. Alterations may occur that could change actual layout and amenities shown.