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There are several ways to borrow library items besides coming into the library to check them out. Click on Services to read about them.

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If we do not have the book or article you need in our holdings, we can borrow it for you from another library through a service called Interlibrary Loan, or ILL. Books can be mailed or picked up on campus, while articles are generally emailed. There is a small fee for this service and a few days processing time. For more details about this service and an ILL Request Form,click on Interlibrary Loan.


Distance students who are unable to come to the library may have library materials sent to their home or business address. We will also be glad to send materials to our Lozier campus. All current Bellevue University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community users are eligible for this service. For more details about this service or to request an item, click on Document Delivery.


Local students have another option when looking for a book not owned by Bellevue University Library. Most academic Nebraska libraries allow students from other Nebraska academic libraries to borrow books directly from them using their valid student ID card. For a list of libraries, click on Reciprocal Borrowing. To access a reciprocal library homepage, click on desired library.


Those who are not currently enrolled students, employees, or alumni may pay a $40 yearly fee to become a community user with borrowing privileges. This service is for residents of the Greater Omaha Area who are over 18 years old. If a community user should become a student within the year, they may present their receipt to receive a credit to their account.

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