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Department: Research and Instruction - (919) 530- 6473

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Library Instruction Classes Calendar

Information Literacy Services
The Research and Instruction Department provides research assistance to both students and faculty. Individualized instruction is available for students on the use of library resources, methods of research, and the location of materials. General library orientation classes, tours, and introductory classes on major reference resources in specific subjects can be scheduled for faculty members. Classes should be requested one week in advance.

Reference materials (listed in the online catalog with “REF” preceding the call number) will be found in the Research and Instruction Department on the second floor. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, biographical directories, bibliographies, and indexes are part of the reference collection. Reference materials do not circulate outside the library. This collection is designed to provide information and referral to other library resources.

Business Collection
The business collection is integrated into the regular reference collection and the general collection. A librarian is available to provide services to students and faculty members Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Individualized instruction is offered for students. School of Business faculty may request instruction geared to the specific needs of that class.

NCCU Theses
NCCU Theses are maintained by the Research and Instruction Department. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with NCCU ID cards may borrow a maximum of two theses to use in the library for two hours with a one hour renewal (depending on the demand for the thesis.) Theses do not circulate outside the library. Theses not returned within the allotted time frame are subject to a $1.00 per hour charge until the thesis is returned. Damaged or lost theses (theses not returned) will be charged a $400.00 fee charge, plus a $25.00 processing fee. This $425.00 fee will be applied to the student account.

Archive Collection(Treasure Room)
Archive Collection (Treasure Room) contains books on Afro-Americans in North America, the West Indies, and South America, as well as earlier editions of college catalogs and yearbooks. The letter “T” in the call number indicates that the book is in the library’s Treasure Room collection and may be obtained through the Research and Instruction Department. These books do not circulate outside the library.

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Last updated: August 12, 2020

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