Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries

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

Link+: Books Only


Link+ has over 8 million books that are delivered 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-UNR users should consult our policies page for information about availability and costs.