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Dinsdale Family Learning Commons

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Dinsdale Family Learning Commons

(formerly C.Y. Thompson Library)

We're Open

We are excited to welcome the UNL community to the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons (formerly CY Thompson Library) located on East Campus.

Come in and explore the new spaces and services that will impact your student success, collaborative projects, and faculty and staff research.

Learn About Our Lead Donors

Dinsdale Family Ruth and Bill Scott

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Today's Hours

Building Hours

NUID card access required

Huskertech Hours

Walk-up Location:

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Where to Find us, Where to Park

Dinsdale Family Learning Commons
1625 N 38th Street, East Campus
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0717

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Libraries Collections at Dinsdale Family Learning Commons

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Access to Libraries Collections

Books will move back into the lower level of Dinsdale in summer 2021.

The Libraries will continue to prioritize electronic access. Use the document delivery forms to request any materials not available for immediate online access (you request, we retrieve).

Find out more about how to find ebooks, request materials, and pick up items you request.

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Course Reserves on East Campus

Faculty can place materials on course reserve by contacting:

Gayleen Hill
402-472-4401
ghill1@unl.edu

Students can access course reserves through Canvas or at a library location designated by the course instructor.

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Places to Study

Study spaces throughout the building will follow current COVID-19 guidelines for safe social distancing.

  • Open areas
  • Study rooms with limited seating

Reserve a Study Room

Find Places to Study

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Places to Learn

  • Active learning classrooms
  • Learning stairs with integrated technology and sound system
  • Meeting rooms
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Technology

  • Wifi access and charging stations for mobile devices
  • Technology integrated study rooms
  • Software: Adobe Creative Suite, GIS, RStudio, SAS, SPSS, ZoomText
  • Laptop checkout through Huskertech
Cloud Printing

Print, Copy & Scan

  • Printing is available through the cloud-based Wepa station
  • Scanning is available at select desktop computers and the Wepa station

Print with Wepa

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Amenities

  • Gender Inclusive/Family Restroom, first floor room 133
  • Mothers Room, 2nd floor room 229
  • Vending Machines, first floor room 109 & second floor room 231

East Campus Exam Commons

Schedule a testing reservation

Visit the Digital Learning Center website for more information.

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Research & Teaching Programs

The Dinsdale Research and Teaching Program supports and provides solutions for the unique information, data, and scholarly communication needs of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus and Innovation Campus communities.

As the Dinsdale programming gets underway during the Spring 2021 semester, the University Libraries' faculty and staff are excited to share our expertise and to grow partnerships and collaborations in these areas:

  • advanced research and information support, including the design of an evidence-based review service;
  • research data services and scholarly communication;
  • science literacy, learning, and communication;
  • community engagement and citizen science; and
  • entrepreneurship and innovation.

Contact your subject/liaison librarian for more information.

Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program

Visit engler.unl.edu

Lead Donors

Husker alumni and philanthropists Ruth and Bill Scott of Omaha provided a leadership contribution as a challenge gift to encourage others to invest in the project. The Dinsdale family of Nebraska responded with a major gift commitment. The gift was made by Sid Dinsdale, Chris Dinsdale and Jane Dinsdale Rogers in honor of their father, Roy G. Dinsdale; and by Lynn Dinsdale Marchese and Tom Dinsdale in honor of their father, the late John “Jack” A. Dinsdale.