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Community User Resources & Services

Libraries Resources & Services Available to New and Returning Community Users

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If you are a Community User and have a community card from UNL Libraries, you will need to create a new password the first time you sign in to your new library account. Need help? Chat with us at ASKus.

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The University Libraries are currently open only to members of the University Community. The services on this page are available by request or appointment to new and returning Community Users. We understand the challenges this situation creates for our Community Users, and we look forward to a time when we can fully welcome you back into our spaces.

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.

Request & Pick up Library Materials

Submit a request for library materials. Once the requested items are available, you will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment to pick up the materials.

Request Library Materials

Schedule a Time to use a Research Database

If you need to use one of our databases for your research, schedule a time to visit Love Library using the form below.

Schedule Database Use

Visit Archives & Special Collections

Contact Archives & Special Collections to schedule an appointment to visit their reading room.

Schedule a Visit

Contact a Librarian

Schedule a time to discuss your research needs with a librarian. A librarian can help with strategies and resources for conducting research online. Librarian consultations are available through email, phone, or Zoom.

Schedule a Librarian Consultation

Open Access Resources for Community Users

The following page includes a list of scholarly and non-scholarly online resources available to all users.

Find Open Access Resources