Visitor's Courtesy Card
Persons not associated with UNI may check out library material by filling out a form at the Circulation Desk and obtaining a free Visitor's Courtesy Card, valid for one year. Applicants must provide a valid form of identification and Social Security Number (in order to generate your UNI ID number). A Visitor Card does not allow off campus access to library databases.
Loan Periods for Visitors
|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|
Special Recall Note for Visitor Checkouts
Should an item be requested for recall by another patron, visitors are required to return the item to Rod Library immediately.
Database Access for Graduate Students Not Enrolled in Classes
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 Marissa.Timmerman@uni.edu office stating that the student is continuing to work on their degree and needs access to library services. A fee is charged 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.