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Borrow Materials from University Libraries


Michener Library: 970-351-2671, libraries@unco.edu
Skinner Music Library: 970-351-2439, library.music@unco.edu

Check Out Materials

University student, faculty, or staff I.D. cards are used as library cards. Colorado state residents can apply for a borrower's card.

How Long You Can Keep Items

Books (including K-12 and Youth), Government Publications, Maps, Music Scores

These items vary by borrower:

  • UNC students: 1 semester, with 2 renewals possible
  • UNC faculty/staff: 1 semester, with unlimited renewals possible
  • Non-UNC (NUNC) patrons: 4 weeks, with 2 renewals possible
Journals, Magazines, and Other Periodicals

2 hours

Current Reading

3 weeks, 1 renewal

Videos, DVDs, Music Recordings (all formats)

1 week, with 2 renewals possible

Interlibrary Loan and Reserve Items

Varies by item

Reference and Archival Materials

Do not circulate

Return Library Material / Book Drop Locations

  • Michener Library main desk
  • Skinner Music Library main desk
  • Book drop (north entrance of Michener)
  • Book drop (right side of Skinner Music Library entrance)

Please do not return records to the book drops. The Libraries are not responsible for items left outside the book drops.

Overdue & Lost Materials / Fines

Fines have been eliminated for most library materials. There are still overdue fines for Course Reserves, and a library user will be charged for replacement of any item that is significantly overdue. View the Fines & Billing page for details about fines.


You can renew your materials:

  • Online through the Renew/Check Holds link in the Libraries online catalog
  • By phone at 970-351-2671 (Michener) or 970-351-2439 (Skinner)
  • In-person at the main desk in Michener or Skinner Libraries

Is the Item You Want Missing or Checked Out?

If an item is missing or checked out, it can be requested from another library via Prospector or Interlibrary Loan. You can also use the "Request" button in the online catalog to trace a missing item, or to place a hold on an item that is checked out. However, these options usually take longer than using Prospector or Interlibrary Loan.

Borrow from Other Libraries

Materials can also be borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan, Prospector, or the High Plains Library District.

Suggest a Purchase

University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado welcomes purchase requests from people with an association with UNC. Please complete the purchase request form.