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Space Usage Policy

Space in the University Libraries’ is primarily intended for academic research collections, Libraries’ services and programs, study space for the University community, and Libraries’-sponsored or co-sponsored events. UNL Libraries space for personal use or events by current student groups or alumni groups is outside the scope of our intended use.   This includes any activity resulting in financial gain for the client, except for charitable fundraisers or other events approved in advance by Library Administration. 


Other campus locations and organizations provide spaces that faculty and student groups can reserve for social and extra-curricular activities. Visit Nebraska Union's page about Room Reservations for more information. 


Group Study Rooms


All group study rooms are collaborative learning spaces for students. Group study rooms are not to be used for events. Late arrivals to reserved rooms will forfeit their reservation after 15 minutes. Items left unattended for 15 minutes will be removed to the lost and found and the absence will forfeit the reservation. If there is a problem with room equipment, please bring it to the attention of Libraries’ staff.  For more information about study rooms, visit Places to Study.

Library Exhibits 


Exhibit spaces are available throughout the libraries including walls and display cases. Please contact Libraries Exhibit Manager, Erin Colonna at 402-472-3536 for more information and to check available dates and spaces. 


Library Instruction Spaces 


Classrooms in the University Libraries spaces are designed for library instruction and course specific instruction by library professionals. These rooms are also available to building partners, but library instruction receives priority when scheduling room use. and negotiation of space use will be done on a case by case basis. If there is a problem with room equipment, please bring it to the attention of Library staff at the Love South ASKus Service Point. Please contact Coordinator of User Experience, Toni Anaya at 402-472-4199 or at for additional information.  


Other spaces 

  • Outdoor Spaces Faculty, staff, and other groups must obtain approval for outdoor activities from the Nebraska Unions. Please contact the Nebraska Unions Reservation Office: City Campus: 402-472-8168/8167, East Campus: 402-472-1778.
  • Love Library Auditorium 102 Faculty, staff, and other groups should obtain approval for use of the Love Library Auditorium from the Office of the University Registrar. For more information, visit The Office of The Registrar's page on General Purpose Classrooms.

The University Libraries reserves the rights to:

cancel, interrupt, or terminate any event in the interest of a weather-related emergency, public safety, or noncompliance with University of Nebraska-Lincoln policies.  

Inclement Weather


If the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is closed, all University Libraries’ locations will be closed and all events scheduled in the buildings will be cancelled. Please refer to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s homepage for re-opening information.   


If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Coordinator of User Experience, Toni Anaya at 402-472-4199,