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Using the Reinert-Alumni Library


Visit the Reinert-Alumni Library page to see the hours the library is open.  

Contact Us

  • Reference 402-280-2227
  • Send a reference question to the library by emailing:
  • Circulation 402-280-2260
  • Send a Circulation question by emailing:


Where can I find theological information in the library?

A diverse range of online resources can be accessed through our Theology Research Guide at:

Resources include databases that provide access to journal articles in theology, many in full-text. Others include full-text access to specialized or scholarly encyclopedias such as the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Still others contain collections of historical monographs back to the 13th century, the bible in many versions, a Library of Latin Texts with works from 240 BC to Vatican II, and much more.

Bibles and books about the Bible are under the call number BS. They are shelved on the Lower Level of the library.

In addition, hundreds of electronic books from academic publishers complement the print collections very nicely. These are accessible via the library’s online catalog.

How can I get help using the library?

The Research Center Staff are available for your drop-in questions in person, via phone, text or online chat for many of the hours the library is open. You can also make an appointment for individual help (see “Contact Us above”).
The Circulation Desk staff is always available to assist you.

What else can I do at the library?

Checkout a laptop, browse a newspaper or current journal or magazine, sit in a recliner, borrow a pair of headphones, use Microsoft Office software, watch a film, take a nap, check your email, use our free scanner, print your paper, find a quiet place to study, read a current thriller, collaborate with classmates, photocopy an article, use Photoshop to jazz up your presentation.

As a member of the Institute for Priestly Formation can I use the Reinert-Alumni Library?

Yes. You will need to obtain a CU ID card from Card Services before checking out library materials.

Fines will be assessed for overdue items.

What are the library hours?

The summer library hours can be found on the Reinert-Alumni Library website.

Can I use the computers in the library?

Yes. Just use your NetID and BLUE password.

Does the library have materials for leisure or relaxation?

Yes. We have collections of popular DVDs, music CDs, audio books, paperback books, and graphic novels. Look in the JaySearch Catalog on our website to search for them or ask a library worker.