Borrowing from the NSC Library

NSC Students, Staff, and Faculty: 

To check out materials, including books, course reserves, and tech items, you will need your NSC ID card, or your NSHE ID number and a state-issued ID.    

UNLV and CSN Students, Staff, and Faculty: 

Patrons affiliated with the University of Nevada Las Vegas or the College of Southern Nevada have the same borrowing privileges as NSC patrons on NSC Library materials, with the exception of Course Reserves and technology lending.  UNLV and CSN patrons should bring their NSHE number and a state-issued ID, or their college ID card from their home institution.  UNLV and CSN patrons may access NSC Library databases and other online resources in person only by visiting the Marydean Martin Library and using a guest pass for on-site computer access.  Please see the NSC Library service desk for assistance when you arrive.  Please see our Course Reserves, Tech Lending, and Study Room policies. 

Community Members: 

Members of the local community may use NSC Library computers with a guest pass, but they do not have book or technology borrowing privileges at NSC at this time.  

Books

The NSC Library has a modest, off-site print collection called the Library Annex.   To request a print book, search Library Search and Find, and select Request.  You must be logged in to request books.  Delivery from the Library Annex is often the same day, but can take up to one business day.  You will receive an email when your book is ready for pickup at the library service desk.  Requested books are held for 1 week for pickup. 

Loan periods: 

NSC, UNLV, and CSN sudents, staff and faculty can borrow NSC Library books. 

 Books
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NSC, UNLV, & CSN Students

 3 weeks, renewable*   Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned 

 NSC, UNLV, & CSN Part-time Instructors   

 End of semester  Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned

 NSC, UNLV, & CSN Faculty & Staff

 End of year (last day of December term); renewable*

 Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned

 Community Borrowers

 NSC books are not available to checkout to these patrons    N/A

*Renewals are only available if there are no holds on the item.  

 

Media and Technology Items

The NSC Library has a variety of media, DVD, and technology items available for checkout. 

Loan periods: 

NSC, UNLV, and CSN students, part-time instructors, faculty, and staff may borrow NSC Media & DVD items. Only NSC students, part-time instructors, faculty, and staff may borrow Chromebooks and Windows laptops. Media and Technology items are not available for Community Borrowers to checkout. 

 

Media & DVDs
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NSC, UNLV, & CSN Students

 1 week, not renewable   Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned 

 NSC, UNLV, & CSN Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors   

 2 weeks, renewable*   Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned

 Community Members

 NSC books are not available to checkout to these patrons    N/A

* Renewals are only available if there are no holds on the item. 

 

Tech Accessories: Portable chargers, charging cables and blocks, HDMI adapters 
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NSC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors  

 Same day, due by close of Library, not renewable  Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned 

 UNLV & CSN Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Intructors 

 Tech accessories are not available for checkout to these patrons   N/A

 Community Members

 Tech accessories are not available for checkout to these patrons  N/A

 

 Chromebooks and Windows Laptops 
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NSC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors 

 Same-Day Chromebooks:  Same day as checkout by close of library, not renewable  

 7 Day Chromebooks: Due 7 days from checkout, not renewable 

 Windows Laptops: Due 7 days from checkout, not renewable 

 Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned  

 Chromebooks: $250.00

 Windows Laptops: $450.00 

 UNLV & CSN Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors   

 Chromebooks and Windows laptops are not available for checkout to these patrons   N/A

 Community Borrowers

 Chromebooks and Windows laptops are not available for checkout to these patrons  N/A

Course Reserves

NSC Library often reserves items for classes so that students always have access to them. Ask for access to these items in the library.

These resources are provided by the instructors. If you are a student, you can check out a reserve item for a short amount of time, typically two hours. Reserves can be checked out overnight if the two-hour checkout is within two hours of closing.

Reserves items are often essential to many students in a course, so please be courteous about returning these items on time. 

Instructors, please use our form to request placing an item on reserve. 

Click here to Search Course Reserves

Course Reserves
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NSC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors  

 2 hours; 24 hours; 3 days; 7 days, depending on the instructor's  choice  $2 per hour for hourly loans; $2 per day for daily loans. Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned 

 UNLV & CSN Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Intructors 

 Course reserves are not available for checkout to these patrons   N/A

 Community Members

 Course reserves are not available for checkout to these patrons  N/A

Board Games

The Library has a variety of board games available.

Loan Periods: 

NSC students, faculty, staff, and part-time instructors can check out board games at the Library's front desk. 

 

 Board Games
Patron Account Type
Checkout Period
    Fine / Bill Policy

 NSC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors 

 7 day check-out

 Billed for item replacement cost if item is not returned 

 UNLV & CSN Students, Faculty, Staff, and Part-time Instructors   

 Board games are not available for checkout to these patrons   N/A

 Community Borrowers

 Baord games are not available for checkout to these patrons  N/A

Checking Out, Renewing, and Returning Items

Materials may be renewed in person at any circulation desk, by telephone or online through My Account. Checked out items that have been requested by another user may not be renewed.  

Return books to the NSC Library service desk.  You can also return library books to UNLV or CSN libraries.   

Return Course Reserves and Tech items in person at the NSC Library service desk. 

Overdue and Billed Items

Patrons are expected to return all NSC Library materials by the due date listed on their library account. Patrons can view the due dates for items they have checked out by logging into their library account. If unable to return items, please contact the NSC Library service desk before the items become overdue to discuss options, including possible renewal.  

Items not returned will be billed to the patron.  This is charged to the patron’s MyNSC account and may be paid at the NSC Cashier’s office.  A library block will also be placed on the patron’s account. 

You will receive overdue notices at the email listed in your myNSC account. 

You are still responsible for items, even if you do not receive the overdue notices. 

Using UNLV and CSN Libraries

NSC students, faculty and staff can use their NSC ID card to borrow books and other materials from UNLV and CSN Libraries.  For borrowing privileges and policies at these institutions, please see the following pages on the respective institution’s website: 

 

Requesting Books from UNLV or CSN for Delivery to NSC: 

In Library Search and Find, select “Partner Libraries” from the search bar drop-down to search UNLV and CSN library collections.  Select the print book you would like to borrow and look for the Request button.  You must be signed into Search and Find in order to see the Request button.    

Delivery of UNLV and CSN Library books takes 1-3 business days.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup at the NSC Library service desk. 

 

Visiting UNLV or CSN Libraries: 

You can go to UNLV or CSN Libraries to browse and borrow print books.  Remember to bring your NSC ID card.  See their respective policies pages for NSC patron borrowing privileges (see above) 

UNLV allows NSC patrons in-person access to their online databases and collections.  Please ask at the UNLV Circulation desk for assistance when you arrive.  

 

Policy updated as of August 2019