Library Policies

Circulation Policies for DRI, NSHE and Public Borrowers

Loan Periods for DRI Faculty, NSHE and Public Borrowers

DRI/NSHE-Semester checkout, subject to recall by another borrower.

Public Borrowers-To assist members of the local community with their specialized research needs not otherwise met by their local public libraries, the DRI Libraries extend borrowing privileges to the public.  There is a three week checkout for three items.

Public Borrowers Registration Requirements

Residents of Nevada may borrow books from the DRI Libraries upon registering with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Library or the University of Nevada, Reno Library. After registering, a library card will be provided.  If the borrower has not registered with the Universities, a valid Nevada Driver's license or Nevada I.D. card showing a local street address will be copied and filed.

Library Card

Complete library card application form found on the library website and send to the Reno or Las Vegas library.

Book Renewals

DRI/NSHE-To renew DRI, UNLV, UNR library books please send an email message to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Borrowers-Books may be renewed once (unless a hold request has been place on them).

Recall of Books

Books may be recalled if requested by another borrower.


DRI/NSHE-Bound journals may be checked out for three days.  Unbound journals may not be checked out.

Public Borrowers-Journals are not available for checkout.

Overdue and Lost Items

All books are due as marked

A notice will be sent for overdue books.

Collection Development Policy

DRI Faculty/Staff are encouraged to make suggestions for additions to the collection. New additions are charged to the libraries' budget allocation.

Please send suggestions for books, journals and electronic resources to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Suggestions for new books will be reviewed by the Executive Directors of Divisions/Centers.

Journals and Electronic Resources

Suggestions for new journals and electronic resources will be reviewed by the library committee.

Distribution of DRI Reports

DRI Reports will be available free of charge from the DRI Libraries. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

Donation Policy and Donor Information

The library welcomes the donations of publications of interest to DRI. However, space is severely limited, so the material donated will be carefully reviewed and determined if it should be added to the collection.

If it is added to the collection, the material will be cataloged, integrated into the collection and available to the scientists and the community.

If it is not added to the collection, the donor will be contacted and it will be held for 10 days for the donor to pick up.

If the donor does not pick up the material within 10 days (or make special arrangements), it may be discarded or donated to another library.

If you are making a donation, please complete this form. (PDF)

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