Answered By: Signe Boudreau
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2021     Views: 909

Yes, there are a few ways that non-UNL patrons (Community Users) 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.
  • If you are a resident of the state of Nebraska, you are eligible for a fee-based borrower's card.  
  • If you are a Lincoln high school student, you may be able to borrow books through our High School Program.

Borrowing privileges extend to books and CDs/DVDs but do not include journals or course reserves.

You can get a Community User card at Love Library and the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons. Please bring a photo ID and proof of your address.

You can also apply for a Community User card online using the link below!

Another option is to request items from the UNL Libraries using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services of your own local library.