Borrow or Renew Library Materials

Borrow or Renew Library Materials


Access Services
(402) 280-2260 (RAL)

(402) 280-5109 (HSL)


Did You Know

You can check out umbrellas!

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 may use library materials on site, and may be eligible for Guest Services or Reciprocal Borrowing.

How can I hold an item?

To place a hold, sign in to JaySearch and find the item you want. Click on Locations, then Request. You will receive an email when the item is available.

How can I renew an item?

To renew online, sign in to JaySearch and click My Account. Items cannot be renewed if they are overdue or on hold. Guest cardholders cannot renew items. To renew items over the phone, call one of the Access Services numbers listed on this page.

What items can be borrowed?

Resource Item

Loan Period


Government documents

4 weeks

Graduate students - 1 semester
Faculty - Until first business day in January

Journals (hard copy)

1 week

Faculty only

Audio books
DVDs, music CDs

2 weeks

Media equipment available


Academic year or summer

Reserve at the Circulation desk
$10 for fall/spring, $5 for summer

Items such as cameras, projectors, laptops, microphones, and other equipment can be checked out from the library.
For more information visit our Technology & Equipment page.

How can I clear an overdue item?

If an item is more than 42 days overdue, you will be charged a replacement fee plus $10 for processing. The replacement fee is refunded if you return the item within one year.

Overdue fines for Course Reserves are 50 per hour for 2- and 4-hour items, and $1 per day for 3- and 7-day items. If course reserves are not returned, you will be charged the overdue fine, a lost item fee, and a non-refundable processing fee. 

The Library may suspend your borrowing privileges if you have overdue items or fines. We can also block registration and hold university records. In addition to cash, we accept the following forms of payment:

  • Check, payable to "Creighton University." Mail to: Access Services | Reinert-Alumni Library | Creighton University | 2500 California Plaza | Omaha, NE 68178
  • JayBuck$ (debit account)
  • Credit or debit card, at the Circulation Desk or by phone: (402) 280-2260