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Borrowing/Circulation

Your Library Account

Library cards are required for all transactions concerning library books and materials.

Your Library Card

  • Present your University ID (WolfCard) at the library services desk of any of the University Libraries. This is your library card, as well.
  • DRI, Great Basin College and Western Nevada College Library cards are also honored.
  • Truckee Meadows College Students must fill out a registration form and show proof of current enrollment.

You can find more information about borrowing privileges on our Borrowing F.A.Q.

Checking Your Account Status & Maintaining Your Information

Circulation Policies

Patrons Agree to:

  • Have an active UNR ID (WolfCard) or UNR Library Card to check out any material
  • Renew or return all material by the due date
  • Read library e-mails and respond to all library notices promptly
  • Alert Library Services of updates to your patron record with all address changes including e-mail
  • Notify the libraries if material is lost or stolen
  • Pay any fines or fees for late return or non-return of library materials checked out on your patron record

Open Stacks and MARS General Book Borrowing Policies by Patron Type

Patron Type Basic Loan Period Renewals Special Notes
UNR Undergraduate Students, WNC, GBC, TMCC Four weeks Phone
At the Library Services Desk
Or accessing your library account on the web.
All books are subject to recall by another patron.
Graduate Students
Graduate Fellows
Classified Staff
Letter of Appointment
Semester
*Spring semester - May 15
*Summer session - August 15
*Fall semester - December 15
Faculty, Emeritus Faculty One year
Alumni, Community Borrowers Four weeks $25 per year NV residents, waived for UNR Alumni
$50 per year for out of State residents

Borrowing Policies by Specific Library Material Type

For some library materials, the loan period is the same regardless of the borrower's status. Loan periods are as follows:
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals
All Popular Reading Books Four Weeks One Renewal
Books See "Borrowing Policies by Patron Type" Unlimited (provided it does not have a hold against it)
Course Reserves One or Two Hour/Library Use Only
Two Hours/Overnight
12 Hours, Three Days, Seven Days
No Renewals
Link+ Three Weeks One Renewal Only (Three Weeks)
Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Service Three Weeks Contact ILL/DDS
Videos, DVDs, and music CDs Three Days One Renewal (No Online Renewal)
Books-on-Tape/Books on CD Seven Days One Renewal (No Online Renewal)
Journals Four Weeks Unlimited (provided it does not have a hold against it)
Reference Books Library Use Only Contact Reference Desk @ 775-682-5657
Current Magazines Library Use Only
Microfilm/Microfiche Library Use Only
Newspapers Library Use Only
Maps & Atlases To be determined by Library at checkout

Fees for Overdue Materials

Type of Material Fees Lost Material Contact Information
Books from the Open Stacks & MARS 10 days after the due date $5.00 nonrefundable billing fee * * + $56.30 replacement cost
* + $10.00 processing fee
Contact Library Services @ 775-682-5625
Doc Delivery/Interlibrary Loan $1.00/day   Contact Mark @ 775-682-5635
Link+ $1.00/day Contact Molly @ 775-682-5622
Multimedia items (CDs, DVDs, laptops, cameras, books-on-tap) Fine depends on item   Contact Erin @ 775-682-6621
U.S. Government Documents Fine depends on item   Contact Alisa @ 775-682-5592
or Joanne @ 775-682-5594
Journals 10 days after due date
$5.00 nonrefundable billing fee*
* +$425.00 Replacement cost
+ $10.00 processing fee
Contact Library Services @ 775-682-525
Course Reserves
Anatomical Models
Two hour reserves
12 hour reserves
Three days, and Seven days reserves
(Anatomical Models) $5.00/hr
 
(2hr/12hr/3day/14day) $5.00/hr
(Anatomical Models)
$50 per item
+ $10 processing fee
+$100 billing fee
 
(2hr/12hr/3day/14day)
$50.00 per item
+ $10.00 processing fee
+ $20.00 billing fee
Contact Cecilia @ 775-682-5621
Recalled Books $.50/day   Contact Library Services @ 775-682-5625