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Adele Hall Learning Commons is open to UNL NCard holders. We are offering limited access to print materials. Find out how to request and pick up books.

Library User Responsibilities

Borrowing Materials

  • You are responsible for knowing when your books are due and returning or renewing them on time.
  • Items can not be borrowed without your library card.
  • Library cards can only be used by the card owner.
  • Library materials must be checked out before leaving the library.
  • You can not check out materials for someone else unless arrangements have been made with UNL Libraries.
  • Return materials in the same condition as when you borrowed them.

Returning Materials

  • Reserve materials must be returned to the same ASKus location you checked them out from.
  • Most materials may be returned to any UNL library OR outside book return bin located at Love, C.Y. Thompson and Architecture Libraries.
  • Items returned to outside bins after hours are checked in the next business day. Late fees apply.
  • A receipt may be requested at any ASKus location for all items returned. Please request the receipt prior to checking materials in.
  • If you do not return borrowed materials to designated areas, they will not be processed as "returned".
  • You are responsible for fees or fines that accrue for items returned late.
  • Materials must be returned in the same condition as when they were checked out.
  • Materials checked out must be returned to a UNL Libraries at an ASKus location or outside return bin.
  • Checked out materials left on tables, bookcases, etc will not be discharged, and late return fines will apply when they are located.

Paying Fines and Fees

  • You are responsible for paying overdue fines and fees accrued from borrowing UNL Libraries items until they are returned, regardless of whether you received due date or late notices.
  • Fees may be charged for damaged, lost or stolen materials.
  • There will be no transfer fines or fees from one borrower to another.

Report Lost or Stolen Cards Immediately

  • If your card is lost or stolen, you must report it immediately to any UNL ASKus location.
  • You are responsible for materials borrowed with a stolen card that has not been reported.
  • Lost library cards may be replaced at Love, C.Y. Thompson, Engineering, or Architecture Library ASKus locations.

Managing Your Library Account / Record

  • Keep your information up-to-date.
  • Keep track of due dates to avoid fines.
  • Renew your books on time.

Get Notifications From Us

We prefer sending emails to let you know about recalled items or overdue notices, fines, etc.

  • Make sure your email is accurate and current.
  • You are still responsible for fines and fees regardless of whether or not you have received notices from us.
  • Keep your information current.

Cell Phones

Please use cell phones, and other electronic devices responsibly, so as not to disturb other library users.

  • Set phones on vibrate or turn off notifications.
  • Keep conversations brief and quiet.
  • If possible, move to a less populated area of the library.

Theft and Damage

  • Library materials are state property.
  • Theft or vandalism is a criminal offense.
  • UNL Libraries will prosecute.
  • UNL students will be referred to the Student Judicial Affairs Office.
  • Community Member Card holders will be contacted by UNL Police.
  • The Libraries will assess a fee for damage such as torn out pages, highlighting, water or pet damage, or placing post-it notes as markers.


  • All forms of tobacco product use is prohibited in all of the UNL Libraries.
  • If you are asked by a staff member to discard any form of tobacco, please do so promptly.
  • Failure to comply with a request by the library staff is a violation of the student conduct code.