Libraries Open: Face Masks Required in all Libraries locations.
Latest Updates (Since 11/24/2020)

UNL NCard

For UNL Students and Employees

Your NCard is 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 NCard

researchers, lecturers and academic guests of UNL

View Visiting Researcher and Affiliate Card Requirements

Community Member Card

Check Requirements to see if you qualify

Community User Library Cards Update

  • New Community Users can request items and set up an appointment to use databases. We will issue a library card to you when you arrive to pick up items or visit the library to use a database.
  • Community Users with a paid library card will have borrowing privileges renewed with no additional cost.

Visit Community User Resources and Services

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
Participating Colleges and Universities in Nebraska
  • No Card Fee
  • 3 hours of library computer use

Identification required to obtain a card:
Current identification card issued by your college or university

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
  • No Card Fee
  • 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

Photos of students using computer stations

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 .

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.

Photo of students in the stacks in Love Library