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Students - General Information

Borrowing Materials

Current WNC students can borrow materials from either of the WNC libraries as well as the University of Nevada, Reno with their WNC library card. Library cards are NOT needed to access the library's online research databases.


All currently enrolled students are in our checkout system. To receive your physical library card, go to the nearest WNC campus library Carson City or Fallon and bring a picture I.D. (your WNC student I.D. is preferred). Library cards are valid for as long as you are enrolled, even if you skip a semester or longer. 

There is a $5.00 replacement fee for lost cards during this period.

Library card benefits include:

  • Check out books at any WNC campus library and the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Order materials from all NSHE libraries and other libraries in Nevada (Interlibrary Loan).
  • No limit to the number of books that can be checked out.
  • Courtesy email reminders for books that have been checked out for over 7 days.   


Access library accounts online using your WNC library card barcode.

Loan Periods & Renewals

Students may check out most books for a 3-week period. Items may be renewed once, if not requested by another patron, for an additional 3 week period.

Books may be renewed by:

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