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First Generation Students- A UNLV Libraries Guide

Resources to help first-generation students navigate the UNLV libraries.

Services for disabled persons

The library works with UNLV’s Disability Resource Center to accommodate reasonable requests for assistance in obtaining, accessing, and making use of library resources, materials and services.

Details about services and adaptive technologies.

Customized research assistance

Subject librarians specialize in research in the various disciplines taught here at UNLV.  Subject librarians can meet with you to discuss a class assignment that requires research and guide you to the best resources. 

Click here for a list of subject librarians and their contact information.

Subject librarians also maintain online guides with recommendations for research in specific disciplines.  These guides can be a great starting point when you are doing in-depth research. 

Click here for a list of online subject guides. 

Off-campus access to online sources

Use your ACE account for access to our electronic databases, e-books, and streaming video.

View details for off-campus access.  Questions? Call 702-895-2111.


The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers free tutoring for a variety of UNLV courses throughout the school year. Drop-in tutoring is available on the 2nd floor of Lied Library.

Contact the Academic Success Center at 702.774.4623 or at

Borrow items from other libraries

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows UNLV students, staff, and faculty to borrow from other libraries if items are not available at UNLV Libraries.  Most articles arrive within 24 hours, and books arrive within a week.  The Library typically covers all charges for this service.

Details are available here.  Contact the Interlibrary Loan Office – tel:702-895-2152

Course reserves

Course reserves refer to items which have been selected by faculty members and/or the Libraries to help support students. Course reserves can include additional reading and listening materials and, for some classes, a copy of the textbook.

Click here for more information on course reserves.

Click here to check if your course has any course reserves available.

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