Borrowing Services : Borrowing and Circulation

Access Services Department (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.

Borrow Books
All circulating books can be charged at the Circulation Desk on the second floor. NCCU students, faculty and staff must present a 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 charged with their ID cards.

Shepard Library circulation policies are designed to permit prompt and equitable access to library materials. The staff is committed to meeting the research needs of the library's patrons. The Circulation staff will explain specific borrowing guidelines and fine policies.

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 wishes 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 are emailed to borrowers. These emails are for the convenience of the borrowers. Borrowers are responsible for returning library materials.

Fines and charges are billed through the Bursar's Office.
Fines and charges are billed through the Bursar's Office. NCCU libraries do not deal with fines and charges. 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.

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Last updated: August 12, 2020

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