FAQs

Frequently Asked Question About the Libraries

Find quick answers to frequently asked questions below

  • How do I submit a professional poster for printing, how long does it take and how much does it cost?

    How do I submit a professional poster for printing, how long does it take and how much does it cost?


    Files must be brought in person to either the @One area of the Knowledge Center or the DeLaMare Library. Please allow up to 24 business hours for your print job. Check out our Poster Printing page for pricing, policies, media options, and specifics on preparing your file for printing.

    View Poster Printing

  • How do I reserve a room or schedule an event in the Knowledge Center?

    How do I reserve a room or schedule an event in the Knowledge Center?


    There are a variety of spaces and equipment that can be reserved in the Knowledge Center. Group study rooms can be self-booked through the Event Management System. Conference rooms, breezeway tables, and other spaces can be booked by contacting the Library/IT Administration Office at (775)682-5684.
    In order to schedule rooms or events in the Knowledge Center you must be a member of the University of Nevada, Reno Faculty or Staff or a currently enrolled student. Our facilities are available for University-related purposes only.

    Reserve a Room

  • How do I cite a publication in APA, MLA, Chicago, or another citation format?

    How do I cite a publication in APA, MLA, Chicago, or another citation format?

    Check out the following guides:

  • How do I get NetID or other computing help?

    How do I get NetID or other computing help?


    Computing Help can help with password issues, networking setup, software problems, and other computing issues. You can drop by the Desk on the 2nd floor of the Knowledge Center or contact them through Live Chat or phone (775) 682-5000.

    View Computing Help

  • Does the Library have my textbook or other class materials?

    Does the Library have my textbook or other class materials?


    Although the Library does not routinely purchase textbooks, many instructors have placed copies of their assigned texts in Course Reserves. You may also be able to access Course Reserves directly by logging onto your course in WebCampus. In addition to some textbooks, reserves for a course may include other supplemental materials, such as articles, streaming media, or physical models.

    View Course Reserves

  • What are the hours for the different University LIbraries and their departments?

    What are the hours for the different University LIbraries and their departments?


    To find out the hours for the different libraries and their departments on campus, visit our hours webpage.

    View Current Hours

  • How do I find out about employment opportunities in the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries?

    How do I find out about employment opportunities in the University Libraries?


    To find out about employment opportunities in the University Libraries, you have have two options.

    1. Check the current job postings on the University website. Enter the term "library" in the search bar to bring up library jobs.
    2. Visit our Library Administration office on the 5th floor of the Knowledge Center (Room 513). There you can fill out an application and be entered into our pool for library positions. The job applicant pool is regularly checked for suitable employees.

    View Current Job Postings

  • How do I find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?

    How do I find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?


    Peer-reviewed articles are evaluated by other scholars or experts within the same field. To find these type of articles, you can limit your search to Scholarly & Peer-Review articles in OneSearch (the University Libraries search engine). In OneSearch, you can refine your results to peer-reviewed articles by selecting the option for Scholarly & Peer-Review and Journal Article in the filters on the left-hand side.
    See the following guide to view screenshots of how to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles in OneSearch.

    View More On Finding Scholarly & Peer-reviewed Articles

  • The library does not have the [article, book, resource] I need. Where can I find it?

    The library does not have the [article, book, resource] I need. Where can I find it?


    If you are unable to get full text of what you need through our library resources, the University Libraries have two methods for getting materials from other libraries. Both of these are available at no cost to students, staff, and faculty of  the University.

    • Link+: Books Only
      • Link+ delivers books from libraries all over California and Nevada usually within 2-4 days. You'll see the Link+ button in the library catalog or OneSearch. All you need is your library barcode. You will be notified by email when your books have arrived, and you can check them out on the main floor of the Knowledge Center.
    • Interlibrary Loan: Books, Articles, Dissertations, etc.
      • Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) is the library's primary system for all kinds of requests. You need to set up an account one time by logging in with your NetID. Articles usually arrive as PDFs in your ILLiad account within a few days. Books can take a week or more to arrive by mail. In OneSearch, the Request link for articles not available online will take you directly to ILLiad. You will be notified by email when your items are ready.
    • Non-University of Nevada, Reno users should consult our policies page about availability and costs.

    View Library Policies

  • Can the community and University of Nevada, Reno alumni use the library and its resources?

    Can the community and University alumni use the library and its resources?


    Visitors, alumni, and community members are welcome in the University Libraries. Everyone is free to use the building and books, newspapers, and serials in the library. Staff at service desks within each library will be happy to assist with locating the materials you need.

    Other services available:

    • Guest Wireless
      • You can access the University wireless network through a free guest account that allows you to connect your personal computer or other mobile device to the guest network. Guest Wireless gives internet privileges and provides access to most University-licensed online journals, books, and databases.
    • Community Borrowers Card
      • This card allows the patron to borrow books and multimedia items. It is free for alumni and library donors. There is a fee for others.
    • Interlibrary Loan and Link+
      • Patrons with a community borrowers card can use our Link+ lending system and make Interlibrary Loan requests. There is no charge for Link+ borrowing. There is a $10 charge for Interlibrary Loan requests.

    Resources and services NOT included:

    • Use of the University Libraries computers
    • Off-campus access to our licensed resources
    • Access to the majority of e-books and streaming media resources

    View All Alumni and Visitor Resources