Last updated August 27, 2020
Hours & Collections Updates
Libraries are Open to NCard Access:
All Libraries, except Geology and Math, are open to current UNL Students, Faculty and Staff with a valid NCard. Geology and Math will remain closed through the Fall 2020 semester.
- Hours for All Open Locations
- Face Covering Policy
- Libraries Fall 2020: Policy Updates and Considerations
Archives & Special Collections is available by appointment.
Access to Our Collections (You Request, We Retrieve)
The Libraries will continue to prioritize electronic access. Use the document delivery forms to request any materials not available for immediate online access (you request, we retrieve).
Find out more about accessing ebooks, requesting materials, and picking up items you request.
Returning Libraries Materials
Returned library materials will be quarantined four days before we check them in. These items may still appear on your record during this quarantine period. You will not be charged a fine or fee for these materials.
Visit the Borrowing From Libraries page for more information about borrowing, returning, and renewing library materials.
Libraries Online Collections & Services
A-Z Databases provides a list of electronic materials available for study, research and curriculum support.
How to find Ebooks online through UNL Libraries resources & the open web.
HathiTrust is offering UNL students, staff and faculty online access to nearly 50% of UNL Libraries print material.
Community & Open resources provides a list of electronic resources available to everyone.
Course Reserves will prioritize finding electronic articles and materials for use in your courses.
Libraries will provide Course Reserves Services to support online and remote teaching and learning. Visit our Course Reserves site for information about submitting requests and help with Canvas.
Delivery / Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan staff are still available to process your requests for materials. We are working to obtain electronically sourced articles, books and book chapters wherever possible. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closures of many partner institutions, and we have suspended ILL of physical items. Contact a Librarian for help with locating materials.
We are in the process of extending due dates for items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan to August 25, 2020.
Teaching and Research Services
Teaching and Course Support
Whether you are an instructor transitioning to delivering your teaching online or a student now completing all of your courses at a distance, we are here to support you.