Visitors and Reciprocal Borrowing

Visitors to the Library*
Persons not associated with UNI may check out library material by filling out a form at the Circulation Desk and obtaining a Visitors Card.  The Visitor's Courtesy card allows the use of the following materials as indicated, subject to the loan periods and fine rates specified, and subject to immediate recall whenever a UNI person requests an item a visitor has checked out.  Library Visitor cards are free.  A visitor card does not allow off campus access to library databases.

Item Type Loan Period Renewal Fine Rate
Main Collection 3 week  One- 1 week .25/day
Oversize Books 3 week  One- 1 week .25/day
Browsing Books 3 week  One- 3 weeks
.25/day
Career Collection 3 week  One- 1 week .25/day
Sound Recordings 3 week  One- 1 week .25/day
Government Documents 3 week  One- 1 week .25/day
Maps 3 week  One- 1 week .25/day
Bound Periodicals 1 day None $1.00/day
Information File (Fine and Performing Arts Collection) 1 week None .25/day
Current Issues of Periodicals
Building Use Only Not Applicable $1.00/Hr
Microforms Building Use Only Not Applicable Not Applicable
Permanent Reserve Building Use Only Not Applicable $1.00/Hr
Youth 1 week
One- 3 day
$.50/day
Interlibrary Loan Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

* Graduate students who are working on a thesis but are not actually enrolled for classes must have their advisor send a letter or e-mail to Janet Eicke office stating that the student is continuing to work on their degree and needs access to library services. There is a fee for this service, but it will allow off campus access to databases.

Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges 
Students, staff, and faculty from the three Regents universities have reciprocal borrowing privileges; that is, anyone from UNI, Iowa State, or the University of Iowa may check out materials at the other two universities, subject to the regulations of the lending institution. You will need to present your UNI ID. The other regent institutions will issue you a library card. Iowa State does charge a minimal fee for this service.

Persons from Iowa or Iowa State wishing to borrow material from UNI's Rod Library need only present their school ID card and proof of current registration at the Circulation Desk.  All library patrons must have a patron information record entered into UNISTAR.