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IMPORTANT NOTICE - Due to the current and evolving situation with COVID-19, the NSRL is not open to visiting researchers or volunteers, and the public component of the Museum is closed.  See link below for more information.


The NSRL is working with limited staff and working from home when possible, while ensuring that the collections are properly cared for.  Until further notice, we will be unable to process and ship loans, and please do not ship any returned loans to the NSRL.  Thank you for understanding.


specimens in cabinet

The current Loan Policies and Procedures of the NSRL may be downloaded here. (revised 19 July 2016).

Vertebrate Loans

people working with speciments in cabinetTo download the appropriate application for your loan please use the following links:

Voucher loan application

Genetic resources loan application

Once completed, loan applications for the Genetic Resources should be submitted to the Curator of Genetic Resources, Dr. Caleb Phillips and specimen-based loan applications should be submitted to the Director of the NSRL, Dr. Robert Bradley for approval.

For help preparing the vertebrate loan application, specimen information, or questions about loan procedures, please contact the Curator of Collections, Mr. Heath Garner, (806) 834-7641 or (806) 742-2486.

Invertebrate Loans

To request a loan from the Invertebrate Zoology collection, please contact the Acting Collections Manager, Jennifer Giron.

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