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Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing Privileges

LOUISiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium Borrowers

This reciprocal program allows certain borrowers in good standing at their institutions the right to check out items at other participating college and university libraries throughout Louisiana. The list of participating Louisiana Academic Libraries, and the level of access they allow, can be viewed at this chart (PDF).

  • UNO faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates (with permission from the Honors Department) who wish to borrow books from other institutions must fill out the UNO Library LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing Cardholder Application. Library staff will contact the applicant when their card is ready to pick up from the Library Services Desk. The LOUIS card will have their name, university ID number, and expiration date.
  • The expiration date for students and staff will be at the end of the semester. Faculty will be given an annual expiration date, ending in the spring semester.
  • Patrons must present this card at the participating library whenever the patron wishes to check out items. Program participants are expected to abide by the lending institution's guidelines, and privileges may be canceled at the lending institution's request for noncompliance. If you are traveling some distance, it is best to contact that library beforehand to inquire about any special requirements.
  • For additional information about LOUIS reciprocal borrowing, please read the LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students from other participating institutions may check out books from UNO's library after first obtaining a similar LOUIS card from their home library (with a valid expiration date), and by showing it, along with a school photo ID, at our Public Services Desk. Guest borrowers will be asked to fill out a brief information card with necessary contact information, and our staff will then issue that patron a special borrowers card. LOUIS users can check out up to 50 items at a time for three weeks with one renewal. Remote access to the library's databases and electronic resources is not available to LOUIS users.


Please contact the Library Services at 504.280.6355 or, if you have any questions.