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Get Help - Borrowing, Renewal, & Fines

What borrowing/computing privileges do I have?

Library privileges differ depending on whether you are a student, faculty member, alumni, or other type of library user.

The Library Access & Privileges page will help you figure out all of your borrowing, computing, and library use abilities.


Can I return UNLV library materials to any other libraries?

UNLV library books may be returned to libraries in the Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN) system. Media & Computer Services and Interlibrary Loan materials checked out from the UNLV Libraries MUST be returned to the UNLV Libraries.

Books returned to Clark County public libraries will remain charged to your card until they reach the UNLV Libraries, and you will be responsible for fees assessed on overdue materials.


If I return a book to a book drop, when will it get checked in?

Book drops across campus are emptied every day. Books that are returned to a book drop when the library is closed will be checked in backdated to the last day when the library was open.


Can I renew library materials over the phone?

No. However, if your card is in good standing (i.e., no money owed, no overdue items, library card is not expired) you may renew books online by following the instructions posted at You may not renew a book if another patron has placed a hold in it.

Exceptions may be made for patrons with disabilities who have made prior arrangements with the Circulation Department.


What should I do if I can't find a book on the shelf where it's supposed to be?

In Lied, ask for assistance at Circulation Desk. In branch libraries (ASL, CML, or Music), ask for assistance at service counters.

If the book has been checked out, you may place a hold on it at any Circulation Desk. You will be notified by telephone or e-mail (if we have your current e-mail address) when the book is available. If we can't reach you by telephone or e-mail, we will mail you a notice. We will hold the book for you for seven days from the time we call you or seven days from the time we call, e-mail or mail you the notice.


How many books can I check out?

All persons affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Community College of Southern Nevada are eligible for an unlimited number of books checked out at one time. Current dues paying members of the Alumni Association, members of the Executive Board of the UNLV Library Society, and students registered for correspondence courses through the UNR Division of Continuing Education may borrow up to ten items.

Public borrowers are limited to a maximum of three books checked out on the system, which includes UNLV and Community College libraries.

How will I be able to get a library card if I am not a student?

All persons affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Community College of Southern Nevada are eligible for borrowing privileges with the UNLV Libraries upon registration with any of the Libraries' circulation desks.