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.
Access Services desk at the Knowledge Center with a student checking out books
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

Request a book from the Knowledge Center

Books located in University Libraries with the status Item in place may be requested to pick-up by clicking the REQUEST link above the location information in the record. To request items, you will need to login to My Account using your NetID and password or Library Barcode and password.

Request University Libraries' material through Campus Express

Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Staff, and Faculty affiliated with The University of Nevada, Reno may use Campus Express to request articles and book chapters - available within the University 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 University Libraries - to be delivered. Login to ILLiad to submit a request.

Learn more about Campus Express

Login to ILLiad

Request material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Our ILL service allows users to request books and copies of articles that they cannot otherwise access from University Libraries or online. Please visit our ILL page for more information.

Learn More about Interlibrary Loan

Login to ILLiad

Request material from MARS

Material located in MARS with status Item in place may be requested to pick-up by clicking the REQUEST link above the location information of the record. To request items, you will need to login to My Account using your NetID and password or Library Barcode and password.

Requesting Items from MARS

 

Renewing Library Materials

Call Access Services 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: Access Services
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:

  • My Account via NETID and password
  • General Stacks and MARS Requests
  • On-Campus Office Delivery
  • Equipment Check-Out
  • Hard Copy Reserves / Anatomy Models
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services
  • On-Campus Electronic Resources Access
  • Off-Campus Electronic Resources Access
  • Printing
  • Study Rooms and Lockers

University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate students can access:

  • My Account via NETID and password
  • General stacks and MARS requests
  • Equipment check-out
  • Hard Copy Reserves / Anatomy Models
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services
  • On-Campus Electronic Resources Access
  • Off-Campus Electronic Resources Access
  • Printing
  • Study Rooms and Lockers

Alumni, community borrowers, and fulfillment network users can access:

  • My Account via library card barcode, e.g. 21233..., and password
  • General Stacks and MARS Requests
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services for a fee
  • Limited On Campus Electronic Resources Access

Borrowing Policies

User Group 

General Stacks and MARS

Audiobooks, Movies, and Music

Popular Collection 

Hard Copy Reserves (2 max)

Anatomy Models (1 max)

InterLibrary Loan 

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

Three Weeks; contact ILL/DDS for renewal 

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

Three Weeks; contact ILL/DDS for renewal 

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

Three Weeks; contact ILL/DDS for renewal 

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

Three Weeks; contact ILL/DDS for renewal 

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, Community Borrowers, and 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
  • $10 per Interlibrary Loan request
  • $1 per day for Overdue Interlibrary Loan items
  • Replacement fees dependent on the item for Interlibrary Loan 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 for any items overdue for more than 28 days

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

  • Borrowing and requesting privileges suspended if the user owes more than $20
  • A My Nevada hold will be applied to users who owe more than $40
  • Referral to Collections 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 for any items overdue for more than 28 days