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Borrowing Items

Borrowing from the NS Library

NS Students, Staff, and Faculty:

To check out materials, including books, course reserves, and tech items, you will need your Nevada State ID card, or your NSHE ID number and a state-issued ID.    

UNLV and CSN Students, Staff, and Faculty: 

Patrons affiliated with the University of Nevada Las Vegas or the College of Southern Nevada have the same borrowing privileges as NS patrons on NS Library materials, with the exception of Course Reserves and technology lending.  UNLV and CSN patrons should bring their NSHE number and a state-issued ID, or their college ID card from their home institution.  UNLV and CSN patrons may access NS Library databases and other online resources in person only by visiting the Marydean Martin Library and using a guest pass for on-site computer access.  Please see the NS Library service desk for assistance when you arrive.  Please see our Course Reserves, Tech Lending, and Study Room policies. 

Community Members: 

Members of the local community may use NS Library computers with a guest pass, but they do not have book or technology borrowing privileges at NS at this time.  

Books

The NS Library has a modest, off-site print collection called the Library Annex.   To request a print book, search Library Search, and select Request.  You must be logged in to request books.  Delivery from the Library Annex can be expected within two business days. You will receive an email when your book is ready for pickup at the library service desk. Requested books are held for one week for pickup.

Loan periods:

NS, UNLV, and CSN sudents, staff and faculty can borrow NS Library books. 

 Books
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NS, UNLV, & CSN Students

 3 weeks, renewable*   Billed for item replacement cost if item is damaged or lost  

 NS, UNLV, & CSN Part-time Instructors   

 End of semester  Billed for item replacement cost if item is damaged or lost 

 NS, UNLV, & CSN Faculty & Staff

 365 days (1 year); renewable*

 Billed for item replacement cost if item is damaged or lost

 Community Borrowers

 NS books are not available to checkout to these patrons    N/A

*Renewals are only available if there are no holds on the item.  

Media and DVD Items

The NS Library has a variety of media and DVD items available for checkout. 

Loan periods: 

NS, UNLV, and CSN students, part-time instructors, faculty, and staff may borrow NS Media & DVD items.  Media items are not available for Community Borrowers to checkout. 

Media & DVDs
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NS, UNLV, & CSN Students

 1 week, not renewable   Billed for item replacement cost if item is damaged or lost 

 NS, UNLV, & CSN Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors   

 2 weeks, renewable*   Billed for item replacement cost if item is damaged or lost

 Community Members

 NS books are not available to checkout to these patrons    N/A

* Renewals are only available if there are no holds on the item. 

Course Reserves

NS Library often reserves items for classes so that students always have access to them. Ask for access to these items in the library.

These resources are provided by the instructors. If you are a student, you can check out a reserve item for a short amount of time, typically two hours. Reserves items are often essential to many students in a course, so please be courteous about returning these items on time.  

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Course Reserves
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NS Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors  

 2 hours; 24 hours; 3 days; 7 days, depending on the instructor's  choice  $2 per hour for hourly loans; $2 per day for daily loans. Billed for item replacement cost if item is damaged or lost

 UNLV & CSN Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Intructors 

 Course reserves are not available for checkout to these patrons   N/A

 Community Members

 Course reserves are not available for checkout to these patrons  N/A

Board Games

The Library has a variety of board games available.

Loan Periods: 

NS students, faculty, staff, and part-time instructors can check out board games at the Library's front desk. 

 Board Games
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NS Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors 

 Same Day check-out

 Billed for item replacement cost if item is damaged or lost   

 UNLV & CSN Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors   

 Board games are not available for checkout to these patrons   N/A

 Community Borrowers

 Board games are not available for checkout to these patrons  N/A

Checking Out, Renewing, and Returning Items

Materials may be renewed in person at any circulation desk, by telephone or online through My Account. Checked out items that have been requested by another user may not be renewed.  

Return books to the NS Library service desk. Books checked out from UNLV or CSN libraries may also be returned to the NS Library service desk. 

Return Course Reserves and Tech items in person at the NS Library service desk. 

Overdue and Billed Items

Patrons are expected to return all NS Library materials by the due date listed on their library account. Patrons can view the due dates for items they have checked out by logging into their library account. If unable to return items, please contact the NS Library service desk before the items become overdue to discuss options, including possible renewal.  

Items not returned will be billed to the patron.  This is charged to the patron’s MyNevadaState account and may be paid at the Cashier’s office.  A library block will also be placed on the patron’s account. 

You will receive overdue notices at the email listed in your MyNevadaState account. 

You are still responsible for items, even if you do not receive the overdue notices. 

Using UNLV and CSN Libraries

NS students, faculty and staff can use their NS ID card to borrow books and other materials from UNLV and CSN Libraries.  For borrowing privileges at these institutions, please see the following pages on the respective institution’s website: 

Requesting Books from UNLV or CSN for Delivery to NS:

In Library Search, select “Partner Libraries” from the search bar drop-down to search UNLV and CSN library collections.  Select the print book you would like to borrow and look for the Request button.  You must be signed into Search and Find in order to see the Request button.

Delivery of UNLV and CSN books takes 5-10 business days.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup at the NS Library’s service desk.

Visiting UNLV or CSN Libraries:

You can go to UNLV or CSN Libraries to browse and borrow print books.  A valid NS ID card will be required for checkout. 

UNLV allows NS patrons in-person access to their online databases and collections.  Please ask at the UNLV Circulation desk for assistance when you arrive. 

Policy updated as of November 2020