Borrowing and Requesting Materials


Borrowing library materials

Bring the materials to the Circulation or Service Desks The main circulation desk is on the 2nd floor of the Knowledge Center. Service desks are located in the DeLaMare Library basement and near the entrance of the Basque, Prim, and Savitt Libraries.
Circulation Services desk at the Knowledge Center with a student checking out an anatomical model.
Find the materials you wish to borrow Locate the materials you wish to borrow using Library Search.
Book stacks in the Knowledge Center
Try out the Self-Checkout Machine For your convenience in the Knowledge Center; books may also be checked out using the Self-Checkout machine located next to the Circulation desk on the second floor.
Self checkout machine in the KC

Requesting library materials

University Libraries’ requesting service is available to current UNR students, staff, faculty, and community borrower card holders (view circulation policies for specific eligibility).


Use Library Search to find and request books that are Available, Unavailable, and Beyond the University Libraries. Books will be retrieved for you and held at the pickup location of your choosing or delivered to your campus address. You will receive an email notification when your request is ready for pick-up or in-transit to you.


Request articles and book chapters – within the University Libraries’ collection and beyond – to be scanned and sent electronically to My Account.


Renewing library materials

Call Circulation at (775) 682-5625 to renew by phone.

Renew online

Certain materials, such as books, can be renewed online using your library account.

Renew in person

Stop by the service desk in any campus library to renew materials.


Returning library materials

Returning outside

University Libraries have four outside book-drops located throughout campus.

Returning inside

Each location accepts returns inside, as well. Please check library hours before planning your trip.

Equipment and media should be returned to the desk where they were originally checked out.

Use the following address to mail returns:

Attn: Circulation
University Libraries MS / 0322
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557