Research Links: List of Databases, Course Reserves

Quick Search: Articles, newspapers, books and ebooks, videos and more. Results primarily available online but may also include books available in the library or articles that can be requested for email delivery from ILLiad.

Catalog: Books (including ebooks) and other items in UNLV Libraries. Does not search journal articles.

Library Information: Pages on library web site, for example research guides, library policies and procedures, hours and events.

Activating Your Library Account

As of Fall 2014, your ACE account will allow you to access some library materials and services. See this handout (.pdf) for a complete list.

Your first step in using the library is activating your Rebelcard barcode and obtaining a library Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Your library  PIN will be provided when you activate your RebelCard in person at the Lied Library Circulation Desk or at a branch library service desk. Online education students should view activation requirements.

Your library PIN offers the security of privacy protection and reduces risk of identity theft. Additionally, licensing restrictions required by the publishers who produce electronic resources require a secure sign on.



UNLV students, faculty and staff should use their ACE account and password to login to library computers.  For help with your ACE account, please contact campus OIT help desk at 702-895-0777.

Other NSHE affiliated Users (NSC, CSN, UNR):  You must activate your RebelCard at the Lied Library Circulation Desk or at a branch library service desk before using the computers for the first time. You will need your library barcode and password to log on.


Some patrons will have two different PINs.  For remote access and online  library account login, ALL USERS will have a four digit PIN.  By default, your PIN is same as the last four digits of your phone number you provided when you activated your RebelCard in person.

However, for NSHE affiliated users logging into a library computer, a more complex PIN must be set at the library circulation desk. 

Resetting your PIN online (see below) will NOT reset the more complex PIN used to login to computers in the libraries.

If you forgot your PIN, you can request that it be reset online.

  • From the PIN login, click on the “Forgot Your Pin” button.
  • Type in your barcode and hit Submit.
  • An email will be sent to the email address that the library has on file. Students should check their RebelMail account. Faculty and staff should check their UNLV Gmail account.

Pin help by library

  • Lied Library Circulation Desk 895-2111
  • Architecture Studies Library 895-1959
  • Curriculum Material Library 895-3593
  • Music Library 895-2541

You can change your PIN at any time by logging into “Your Account” and clicking on the “Modify Your PIN” button. If you have problems, you can call the Lied Library Circulation Desk, 895-2111, for more assistance.

Your patron type and/or computer settings can impact your ability to log on from home or work


You can set up any username and password your prefer. For ease of use, consider using the same information as your other library accounts.


These resources are not part of University Libraries and we cannot assist you with your password for these services. Contact the Student Computer Help Desk, 895-0777, if you need further assistance.