Library Cards

NCard - for Currently Enrolled UNL Students and Employees
  • Currently enrolled UNL students and UNL employees will use their NCard as their 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).
  • Afilliates: Department letter required.
Community Member Card -
for UNL Alumni Association Members, Reciprocal Borrowers, and Nebraska Residents, and Retired Employees
Community Members may apply for a library card at Love, C.Y. Thompson, Engineering or Architecture libraries. Community Members must be at least 18 years of age, a member of the UNL Alumni Association, a Reciprocal Borrower, Nebraska resident, or a Retired Employee.

Identification you need to bring in:
The following types of identification will be required to obtain a library card:

  • UNL Alumni Association members: Current Alumni Association card.
  • Reciprocal Borrower: Identification issued by your institution.
  • UNO, UNK, and UNMC personnel and students: Current valid university identification card.
  • Nebraska Residents: Photo ID AND proof of current address (driver's license, checkbook or piece of mail with recent postmark)
  • Retired Employee: NCard stating status as retired

UNL Alumni Association Members:

  • Card Fee: Free
  • 3 hours of library computer use

Reciprocal Borrowers:

  • Card Fee: Free
  • 3 hours of library computer use

Nebraska Residents:

  • Card Fee:
    1 year - $50.00
    3 month - $25.00 (renewable)
    Replacement Card - $5.00

  • 90 minutes of library computer use

Retired Employee:

  • Card Fee: Free
  • Unlimited library computer use
Computer Use Card - for Community Members/Guests
Community Members and guests may apply for a Computer Use Only Card for the purpose of using a computer located in Love or C.Y. Thompson libraries.
  • no fee
  • 90 minute / day computer use limit
  • valid for 1 year for Nebraska Residents
  • valid for 30 days for out of state
  • apply at Love Library or C.Y. Thompson Library
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 library service desk or call 402-472-9568.