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Medical Residents & Fellows

A guide to help UNLV residents and fellows access and use the HSL


Welcome to the UNLV School of Medicine Library!


The SOML is an educational facility that serves all UNLV students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Las Vegas community.

UNLV Faculty, Residents and Fellows have 24/7 electronic access to our extensive collection of databases, e-books, e-journals, and more. UNLV residents and fellows also have access to librarian support for their clinical practice, research, and scholarship.

Please use this guide as a starting part for accessing and using the library and our resources. 

We look forward to assisting you with your research needs!

UNLV Identifications

There are several important identifiers you will need to keep track of if you wish to take full advantage of the UNLV SOML resources and services. 

  • NSHE ID/Number
    • This is a an identification number assigned by NSHE at the state-level. It allows you to add money to your virtual account, which is linked to your ACE Account and to your UNLV RebelCard.
  • ACE Account
    • This is a university-level account assigned by the UNLV Office of Information Technology. This is one of the most important accounts for your time at UNLV. It grants you access to UNLV licensed library resources from off-campus.
  • Library Barcode
    • An active barcode is important for checking out print and technology items, as well as registering for an InterLibrary Loan account - which allows you to request items from other libraries when UNLV does not own it.
    • There are two ways to get a barcode:
      • Obtain your UNLV RebelCard, which has a barcode on the back and can be linked to your library account by visiting or calling the service desk at 2040 W. Charleston  Blvd during business hours.
      • You can request a barcode electronically if you do not have a UNLV RebelCard, and you can then link it to your library account by visiting or calling the service desk at 2040 W. Charleston  Blvd during business hours.

Set-Up Your Library Accounts

Request a Library Barcode

Activate your Barcode

  • Visit or call the service desk at (702) 895-0144 during business hours and request to have your barcode linked to your library catalog account

Create an Interlibrary Loan Account

  • Interlibrary loan allows you to request items the UNLV Libraries do not own
  • You must have an active library barcode AND and active ACE Account to register
  • Follow this link and click on the button for First Time Users to register
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