Borrowing & Requesting Materials

View our instructions on how to borrow and request materials from the libraries.

Borrowing Items

Borrowing Library Materials


Find the materials you wish to borrow


Bring the materials to the Access Services (KC) or Front Desk (DLM, Basque, Savitt)

  • The Access Services desk is located on the 2nd floor of the Knowledge Center. The Front Desks are located in the DeLaMare Library basement and near the entrance of both the Savitt Medical Library and the Basque Library.

Try our 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 library services desk on the second floor.

Need more help?

  • If you have any questions or issues with finding/borrowing materials, please contact the Access Services Desk.
Renewing Items

Renewing Library Materials


Renew Online


Renew Over the Phone

  • Call the Access Services Desk at (775) 682-5625.

Renew In Person

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

When can I renew my checked out item(s)?


Are there fees for Overdue Material?


Need more help?

  • If you have any questions or issues with finding/borrowing materials, please contact the Access Services Desk.
Requesting Items

Requesting Library Materials


Request a book located in the Knowledge Center

  • Books in the catalog with status NOT CHK'D OUT may be requested to pick-up by clicking the Request this item button at the bottom of the record. Enter your NetID & password, select a Pickup Location and hit Submit. If you do not have a NetID, use the right side of the form by typing your first or last name and the barcode on your library card.

Request material from MARS

  • Material located in MARS with status NOT CHK'D OUT may be requested to pick-up by clicking the REQUEST IT button within the Location field of the record. Enter your NetID & password and hit Submit. If you do not have a NetID, use the right side of the form by typing your first or last name and the barcode on the back of your library card.

Request books through LINK+

  • For books not readily available in our catalog, try LINK+. If our copy is status DUE MM-DD-YY or if your search produces no results, hit the LINK+ button near the search box.

Request material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Our ILL service allows users to request books and copies of articles that they cannot otherwise access from UNR Libraries or online. Please visit the ILL guide for more information.

Request UNR Libraries' material through Campus Express

  • Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Staff, and Faculty affiliated with UNR may use Campus Express to request articles and book chapters - available within the UNR Libraries' - to be scanned and sent via email. Graduate students, Faculty, and Staff who have a campus mail stop may request books - available within the UNR Libraries' - to be delivered. Please visit our Campus Express guide for more information.

Need more help?

  • If you have any questions or issues with finding/borrowing materials, please contact the Access Services Desk.
Library Card & Barcode

Using Your Library Card & Barcode


Library Card

wolfcard

  • UNR users must present their WolfCard or University Libraries Borrower Card to check out library materials. WolfCards may be obtained at the WolfCard office on the second floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. A University Libraries Borrower Card may be obtained at the Access Services desk.

Barcode

Library Barcode 21233...

  • When requesting books through the LINK+ system you will need to know your barcode; this is located on the back of your Library Card and starts with 21233...
Borrowing Policies

Circulation Policies


Undergraduate Lending Policy

  • Undergraduate refers to students are who are working towards their Bachelors and are currently enrolled in classes.

View Undergraduate Lending Policy


Graduate Student Lending Policy

  • Graduate students are students who are working towards their Masters or Doctoral degree. They must be currently enrolled in a class at the University.

View Graduate Lending Policy


Staff Lending Policy

  • Staff includes all Staff employed by the University.

View University Staff Lending Policy


Faculty Lending Policy

  • Faculty includes all members of the faculty at UNR as well as members of the faculty that are considered to be LOA faculty.

View Faculty Lending Policy


Community Borrower

  • Community Borrowers are members of the community who have paid a fee to borrow books from University Libraries. Alumni, TMCC Students and retired faculty and staff also fall under this category.

View Community Lending Policy