Answered By: Signe Boudreau Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017 Views: 127
Yes, there are a few ways that non-UNL patrons (Community Members) can check out materials from the UNL Libraries.
- If you are affiliated with another Nebraska college or university, you have reciprocal borrowing privileges with the UNL Libraries. You must provide an identification card from that university or college.
- If you are a member of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association, one benefit is borrowing privileges from the UNL Libraries.
- Lastly, if you are a resident of the state of Nebraska, you are eligible for a fee-based borrower's card.
Information on all three types of non-UNL user cards can be found using the link in the "More Info/Sources" section below, including the types of identification that will be required to obtain a library card.
Borrowing privileges extend to books and CDs/DVDs but do not include journals or course reserves.
Another option is to request things from the UNL Libraries using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services of your own local library.
- This answer seems to indicate that if a community user is affiliated with any college in Nebraska, they will have reciprocal borrowing privileges at no cost.
However, the linked page with borrowing policies (http://libraries.unl.edu/librarycards#tab2) only identifies UNO, UNK and UNMC as reciprocal borrowers.
How does that work? Would someone from Peru State or Nebraska Wesleyan, for example, have privileges as reciprocal borrowers?
- The Libraries' website has recently undergone changes--and the previous version of this page listed information regarding reciprocal borrowing privileges for students and faculty at all Nebraska colleges, including community colleges. I will report that this information be added to the page.
- There is now a link to the list of participating institutions. Both Nebraska Wesleyan and Peru State College are on the list. I'll add the link to this answer, too.