Answered By: Anna Wigtil
Last Updated: May 13, 2020     Views: 563

All UNL Libraries are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Due dates are being extended (currently to August 25) due to campus closures, so please hold onto your books unless you need to return them for some reason (e.g., you have graduated and are leaving Lincoln).

However, DO NOT put CDs/DVDs/board games/electronic equipment in the book drops!
If you need to return these items while the library is closed, please email to make arrangements.

During the close down, books (including ILL books) may be returned to the outside book return bins in these locations: 

  • Love Library under the link (City Campus)   
  • Westbrook Music Building near the 10th & Q street parking lots (City Campus)
  • Food Industry/Dairy Store Building (East Campus)


You can also now return UNL Libraries books to the UNO, UNK, and UNMC libraries.

If you have any questions or need help making arrangements to return your books, please email us at

Comments (4)

  1. Now that the library is closed and there is no staff, can I still return books? Isn't your book return overflowing? I have nothing immediately due, but I have quite a few books checked out and want to make sure they get back to you. Should I just hold off for now?
    by UNL Student on Mar 26, 2020.
  2. Great question! Please hold onto your books until we re-open, unless you really need to return them.
    by Anna W., Librarian on Mar 26, 2020.
  3. I have rented a book via the UNL Interloan Library. It says my due date is 5/29/20. I do not live in Lincoln so how do I return this book? Should I mail it back as it belongs to Indiana University? Will I incur late fee charges? Thank you for any information you can provide
    by UNL Student on May 02, 2020.
  4. All late fees will be waived due to the current campus closure. If you will be returning to campus sometime this summer or fall, you can hold onto the book until then! If you are not returning to campus, you can mail the book to us using the address on the bottom left of the UNL Libraries website home page.
    by Anna W., Librarian on May 03, 2020.