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Department: Access Services - (919) 530-6426 and (919) 530-6482


Book Locations
Circulating books are located in the second and third floor annex stack areas. If you cannot locate a book on the shelves, inquire at the Circulation Desk. A request can be made to hold a book for you when it is returned.

Borrowing books
All circulating books can be borrowed at the Circulation Desk on the second floor. NCCU students, faculty and staff must present a valid NCCU ID to borrow library materials. TRLN Cooperative Lending Cards, UNC Cooperative Lending Cards, and Durham Technical Community College ID cards are also honored. Users are responsible for any library materials borrowed with their ID cards.

For questions about borrowing physical materials, circulation rules, fines, renewals, etc., contact or call 919-530-6426.

TRLN Cooperative Library Lending Program
The TRLN Cooperative Library Lending program is a lending agreement among the libraries of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN). Participating institutions are: Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. Faculty members, currently enrolled students, administrations officials, and members of the university staffs may obtain borrowing privileges from the participating libraries.

The Circulation Desk closes fifteen minutes before the library closes. Books and other materials must be charged before the Circulation Desk closes.

Loan Periods
The loan period for students is 30 days, with unlimited renewals unless there is a request for the book(s). Faculty and staff may borrow material indefinitely, unless another borrower hopes to use it.

Returning books
Books must be returned to the second floor Circulation Desk or to one of the outside book returns on the north and south sides of the building.

Overdue Books
Overdue and fine notices are posted at the library. These notices are for the convenience of the borrowers. Borrowers are responsible for returning library materials.

Unpaid fines and charges are billed through the Bursar's Office. Fines and charges are payable at the Bursar's Office. Fines and charges are not payable at the library. A fine of 25 cents a day is applied to overdue books, with a maximum fine of $10.00 per book. The fine for a lost book is $100.00 per book plus a $25.00 replacement fee.

Call (919) 530-6426 for more information.


Located on the second floor, the Reserve Collection consists of volumes selected from the general book collection by faculty members for limited loans. These books, which are in heavy demand, are required readings. A large collection of personal copies and articles are added to the reserve shelves by faculty members to ensure sufficient reading materials for students.

Some of the other materials that can be found in the Reserve Section are: UNC administrative manuals and handbooks, NCCU Residence Policy Manual, UNC Affirmative Action Plan, and current popular magazines.

Users with ID may borrow reserve materials for a maximum of four hours. Other types of loans are available depending upon the demand for the material. Charges for overdue books are 25 cents per hour for the first four hours and ten cents each additional hour.

The Reserves Section is located on the second floor of the library and is open during all library hours. Ca
ll (919) 530-6482 for more information.

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Last updated: August 12, 2020

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