Borrowing library materials

Bring the materials to the Circulation (KC) or Service Desks (DLM, Basque, Savitt) The Circulation desk is located on the 2nd floor of the Knowledge Center. The Service desks are located in the DeLaMare Library basement and near the entrance of both the Savitt Medical Library and the Basque Library.
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).

Books

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.

Scans

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

 

Circulation policies

Find out what you can borrow, for how long, and what happens if you do not heed our warnings.

 

Access privileges

Current faculty, faculty emeritus, graduate students, LOA, and staff can access:

Current undergraduate students can access:

Alumni and community borrowers can access:

Fulfillment Network users (current students, staff, and faculty at DRI, GBC, TMCC, and WNC) can access:

  • Renew University Libraries material by signing into the library website of the institution with which you are affiliated
  • Limited On Campus Electronic Resources Access

Borrowing policies

All material is considered LOST after 21 days overdue

User Group 

General Stacks and MARS

Audiobooks, Movies, and Music

Popular Collection 

Hard Copy Reserves (two max)

Anatomy Models (one max)

Number of Items 

Current Faculty and Faculty Emeritus 

May 5th with a max loan period of 72 months 

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days 

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days 

Loan period dependent on item, no renewals 

One hour, no renewals

300 

Current Graduate Students, LOA, and Staff 

One semester with a max loan period of 36 months 

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days 

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days 

Loan period dependent on item, no renewals 

One hour, no renewals

200 

Current Undergraduate Students 

90 days with a max loan period of 18 months 

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days 

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days 

Loan period dependent on item, no renewals 

One hour, no renewals

75 

Alumni, Community Borrowers, and Fulfillment Network Users 

28 days with a max loan period of three months

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days

28 days with a max loan period of 56 days 

Not Available

Not Available

25 

Fee policies

Faculty, faculty emeritus, graduate students, LOA, staff, and undergraduate students will be assessed the following fees:

  • $5 for Books and Journals renewed or returned late
  • $105 for lost Books and Journals
  • $5 per hour for Overdue Reserves and Anatomy Models
  • $180 for lost Reserves
  • Replacement fees dependent on the item for Anatomy Models
  • $1 per day for Recalled Items
  • $1 per day for Overdue Interlibrary Loan items
  • Replacement fees dependent on the item for Interlibrary Loan items

Alumni and Community Borrowers will be charged the following fees:

  • $5 for Books and Journals renewed or returned late
  • $105 for lost Books and Journals
  • $1 per day for Recalled Items
  • $10 per Interlibrary Loan request
  • $1 per day for Overdue Interlibrary Loan items
  • Replacement fees dependent on the item for Interlibrary Loan items

Fulfillment Network users will be charged the following fees:

  • $5 for Books and Journals renewed or returned late
  • $105 for lost Books and Journals
  • $1 per day for Recalled Items

Penalty policies

Faculty and faculty emeritus are subject to the following penalties:

  • Borrowing and requesting privileges suspended if the user owes more than $20

Current LOA and staff are subject to the following penalties:

  • Borrowing and requesting privileges suspended if the user owes more than $20
  • Referral to Collections + $12 Collections fee for any items overdue for more than 28 days

Current graduate, undergraduate students, and alumni are subject to the following penalties:

  • Borrowing and requesting privileges suspended if the user owes more than $20
  • A MyNevada hold will be applied to users who owe more than $100
  • Referral to Collections + $12 Collections fee for any items overdue for more than 28 days

Community borrowers and fulfillment network users are subject to the following penalties:

  • Borrowing and requesting privileges suspended if the user owes more than $20
  • Referral to Collections + $12 Collections fee for any items overdue for more than 28 days