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Faculty & Staff - Library Cards & Loan Periods

Library Cards

Library cards are NOT needed to access the library's online research databases.


To obtain your library card, bring a picture I.D.(your WNC employee I.D. is preferred) to either campus library Carson City or Fallon. 

Library cards are valid for as long as you teach for WNC. There is a $5.00 replacement fee for lost cards.

Library card benefits include:

* Borrow materials at any WNC campus library and from the University of Nevada, Reno.
* Order books or videos from other NSHE libraries and other libraries in Nevada (Interlibrary Loan).

* No limit to number of books that can be checked out.

* Courtesy email remainders are sent days prior to the book's due date as a reminder to renew or to return.   


Access library accounts online using your WNC Library account information. 

Loan Periods & Renewals

Faculty may check out books for a semester.   Videos/DVDs check out for 3 weeks use.

Books may be renewed once for an additional period of time, if not on HOLD by another patron, by:

  • Clicking on the link in the email notice that is sent a few days before the item is due.
  • Renewing online using your library account information. 
  • Calling a campus library during business hours with your library card information.
  • Bringing the items to the library's desk during business hours.

iPads for Classroom Use

The library has a number of iPads available to be checked out by faculty and staff for classroom and instructional use. If you would like to check out an iPad, or for more information, please contact Ron Belbin at or 775-445-3229.