Library Cards

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Library Cards

UNL NCardFor UNL Students and Employees

Currently enrolled UNL students and UNL employees use the NCard as your library card:

  • Get your NCard at the NCard Office.
  • When you register for your NCard, you are automatically registered to use UNL Libraries.
  • You must present your NCard when checking out library materials.
  • Changes in personal information must be made in Registration and Records Office (students) or Human Resources (employees).

Visting Researcher & Affiliate NCardresearchers, lecturers and academic guests of UNL

View Visiting Researcher and Affiliate Card Requirements

Community Member CardCheck Requirements to see if you qualify

UNL Alumni Association Members:
  • No Card Fee
  • 3 hours of library computer use

Identification required to obtain a card:
Current Alumni Association card

Reciprocal Borrowers (including UNO, UNK, and UNMC personnel and students):
  • No Card Fee
  • 3 hours of library computer use

Identification required to obtain a card:
Current valid university identification card issued by your institution

Retired Employees:
  • No Card Fee
  • Unlimited library computer use

Identification required to obtain a card:
NCard stating status as retired

Nebraska Residents:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Card Fee:
    • 1 year - $50.00
    • 3 month - $25.00 (renewable)
    • Replacement Card - $5.00
  • 90 minutes of library computer use

Identification required to obtain a card:
Photo ID AND proof of current address (driver's license, checkbook or piece of mail with recent postmark)

Get A Community Member Card At Locations Listed Below

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Computer Use Only Card

Community members and guests can apply for the purpose of using a computer.

  • no fee
  • 90 minute / day computer use limit
  • valid for 1 year for Nebraska Residents
  • valid for 30 days for out of state
  • for computers in Love and C.Y. Thompson Libraries

Apply at ASKus locations at Love Library or C.Y. Thompson Library.

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In-house Use

  • UNL Libraries collections are open to the public
  • Community members and guests may use any collections available
  • Materials held off-site may be requested for in-house use without a library card at any one of the UNL Libraries locations

For more information on how to request materials, inquire at any ASKus location or call 402-472-9568.