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Borrowing Guidelines

It is your responsibility to read and comply with these guidelines. Registration for library privileges indicates your agreement for compliance.

Although loan periods vary, all patrons, including faculty, are only guaranteed a loan period of two weeks. Materials are subject to recall if they are needed by another university-affiliated patron, which will generate a new, two week due date. Books that are needed for Reserve are subject to immediate recall. You will be notified if the due date of an item has changed.

You are responsible for all library materials checked out on your card until they are returned to the library and cleared from your account.

UNLV's official ID card, the RebelCard, is required for all UNLV students, faculty, and staff. Those users not possessing a RebelCard, regardless of affiliation, must show government-issued photo identification when registering for access or checking items out. There is no exception to this policy.

Additionally, registration of your card requires compliance with the University Libraries Expectations for User and Visitor Conduct and the University Libraries Computer Use Policy.

Holds And Recalls

If an item is checked out and you would like to reserve it, you may place a hold on it at the Circulation Desk in Lied Library or at any branch library service desk. Holds on checked-out items may also be placed online through the library catalog. UNLV-affiliated patrons may place a recall on a book, which will generate a due date of two weeks for the item that is checked out.


All books borrowed from the Library MUST be returned to the University Libraries, Weiner-Rogers Law Library, Nevada State College Library, or to any of the College of Southern Nevada Libraries. Books returned to Clark County libraries will remain charged to your card until they reach UNLV Libraries; you are responsible for fees assessed on overdue items.


Items may be renewed as many times as allowed by your affiliation with the university. If your card is in good standing, you may renew books online by following these renewal instructions. Books may also be renewed in person at the Lied Library Circulation Desk or any branch library service desk. They may also be renewed over the phone by calling the Lied Library Circulation Desk at 702-895-2111. Items that have holds, have been recalled, or have been billed are not eligible for renewal. An item that has reached its maximum number of renewals must be returned to the library so it can be cleared from your account. If the item doesn't have holds on it, you may check it back out.

Our renewals policy is intended to encourage users to return items they are no longer using. Having more books readily available on the libraries' shelves increases the ability of our users to browse the collection and find the materials they need right away, minimizing the need to recall items. Additionally, requiring periodic renewals reduces the number of books lost when our users leave the University. Finally, a controlled physical environment aids in the preservation of our materials for future users.

Due Dates

KNOWING THE DUE DATE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! Due dates will either be stamped inside the item or printed on a receipt. A new due date will be given for recalled books. If you are unsure when an item is due, you may view your record online or contact the Lied Library Circulation Desk at 702-895-2111.


Notices are emailed out only as a courtesy. UNLV students, faculty, and staff must use their official email address (RebelMail or Lotus Notes). If you do not receive notices you are still responsible for returning overdue library books and/or payment of any fines or fees incurred. It is your responsibility to notify the library of any address changes, so that you may receive notification of overdue materials or fines owed.

Fees And Lost Books

See Fees and Lost Books

Recovery Of Materials

Patrons failing to respond to a final demand for payment of library materials will be sent to our collection agency. Collection agency fees are assessed at 50% of the amount owed to the library, in addition to the amount owed. Once your account has been sent to the collection agency, the library is no longer able to negotiate charges.

If you have questions, please contact the Lied Library Circulation Desk at 702-895-2111 or