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Non-Traditional Students -- A Guide to UNLV Libraries

Non-Traditional Students at UNLV

Non-traditional students can be defined as students who identify as any of the following:

  • You are 24 years of age or older;
  • You have dependent children or loved ones;
  • You have had an interruption or delay in your education since high school or a previous college;
  • You work while attending school;
  • You are classified as financially independent for financial purposes;
  • You serve or have served in the military;
  • You do not feel you fit in with the traditional undergraduate student body.

UNLV has over 8,700 non-traditional students enrolled! This guide was created to help non-traditional students become familiar with and learn how to utilize the UNLV University Libraries.

For more information on non-traditional students at UNLV click here.

Our Libraries

This guide provides advice and instructions for using our online resources and for using Lied Library, UNLV's largest library. Use the tabs on the left to get to this information. We also have several smaller, specialized libraries that are worth checking out:

  • Architecture Studies Library (ASL) -- offers course support to School of Architecture students and includes an exhibition hall.
  • School of Medicine Library -- serves all faculty, staff, students, and researchers in UNLV's health sciences programs- Allied Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing, as well as other programs that are in clinical or biomedical areas.
  • Music Library -- collects research sources, scores, and recordings to support learning about music.
  • Teacher Development and Resources Library (TDRL) -- collects resources for teacher education, as well as extensive collection of literature for children and young adults.



When is the library open?

Hours for UNLV University Libraries

If you have any questions, contact the Circulation Desk at 702-895-2111.

Library Map

Locate the different University Libraries on campus.

Get help fast

Call: 702-895-2111

Text 702-954-0822

Chat with the library staff (chat icon is on the right of the page).

Accessing the UNLV Library from off campus

Resources on the UNLV Libraries webpage such as e-books, articles, databases, and streaming videos are available even when you are not on campus. Information about how to access these resources can be found here.  If you are having trouble accessing the Library resources from off campus or are having other technological trouble, contact the Office of Information Technology for help.

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