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Borrow or Renew


Access Services
(402) 280-2260

Creighton students, faculty, and staff may check out up to 25 items at one time from the Circulation Desk with a valid university ID card. You are responsible for items checked out on your card. Visitors are welcome to use library materials on site, and some may be entitled to Guest Services or Reciprocal Borrowing privileges.

The following table lists the materials available for check-out and the loan periods for each.

Loan Periods

Item Type

Loan Period

Notes and Exceptions

Government documents

4 weeks

Graduate students - 1 semester
Faculty - Through March or September

Journals (hard copy)

1 week

Faculty only


4 hours

Library use only

Audio books
CDs (music)
Kindle readers

2 weeks

Media equipment available in the Library.
Consult the Library Catalog (CLIC) for Kindle e-books.

Chargers & adaptors
Dry erase markers

4 hours

Library use only, except calculators

Mobile laptop cart

By arrangement

Faculty and staff use. Contact Administrative Assistant.

Button makers
Digital cameras

3 days

Faculty, staff and student use

Hold or Search

If a book you need is checked out or not on the shelf, we can search for it and place it on hold for you. Simply submit the information requested on our Hold or Search web form, and you will receive notification when the item becomes available.


You may renew materials in person or online with a valid university ID card. To renew online, sign in to JaySearch with your Creighton credentials and click on My Account. Items cannot be renewed if they are already overdue or have already been placed on hold. Guest card holders may not renew items.

Overdue Fines

Items must be renewed or returned, in good condition, by the due date. After a 14-day grace period, you will be fined $5 per item. If an item is not returned within 42 days, you will be charged a replacement fee plus $10 for processing. We will waive the replacement charge when materials are returned.

Fines for overdue Course Reserves are 25 cents per hour for hourly items, and $1 per day for three- and seven-day items. If material is not returned, you will be charged the fine and replacement costs. 

Payment Options

The Library may suspend your borrowing privileges if you have overdue materials or fines. We may also block registration or place a hold on your university records. The Library accepts payment in any of the following forms:

  • Cash
  • Check, payable to "Creighton University"
  • JayBuck$ (debit account)
  • Credit or debit card, at the Circulation Desk or by phone:

Direct payment for Creighton materials to:

Direct payment for Interlibrary Loans to:

Access Services
Reinert-Alumni Library
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2260

Interlibrary Loan
Reinert-Alumni Library
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2219