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 University of Nevada, Reno 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+ 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.

Screenshot of the "Link+" button in the library catalog. The "Link+" button is enclosed in a red rectangle to indicate its location on the page. Other buttons on this page include: "Start Over," "Save to List," "MARC Display," and "Another Search." The screenshot also includes the words: "Title," "all the light we cannot see," "View Entire Collection," "System Sorted," and "Search."
Screenshot of the "Link+" button in the library catalog. The "Link+" button is enclosed in a red rectangle to indicate its location on the page. Other buttons on this page include: "Start Over," "Save to List," "MARC Display," and "Another Search." The screenshot also includes the words: "Title," "all the light we cannot see," "View Entire Collection," "System Sorted," and "Search."

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.

Screenshot of the orange "Request" button, which allows the user to request items from our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service. The "Request" button is enclosed in a red rectangle.
Screenshot of the orange "Request" button, which allows the user to request items from our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service. The "Request" button is enclosed in a red rectangle.

Non-University of Nevada, Reno users should consult our policies page for information about Interlibrary Loan policies and costs