All current UNCSA faculty, staff, and students are eligible to borrow library materials from Semans Library and must present their official school ID (the One Card) each time they do so; no other identification is accepted for checkout. Restrictions do apply (see Loan Periods at right). Emeritus Faculty members enjoy the same privileges as current faculty/staff members. UNCSA members may also borrow library materials from UNC Co-Op libraries and Triad area TALA libraries, per cooperative borrowing agreements among these libraries.

Local residents, who want to register at the Main Circulation Desk as a Public Patron, must present two forms of identification with local address, fill out a form and pay $15 for a Semans Library card (which takes several days to produce). For UNCSA alumnae/i living locally, the $15 fee is paid for by The Alumni Office. ID cards are only available Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm. Public Patrons, including alum, are allowed 5 check-outs at a time for 4 weeks duration.
Patrons from other institutions, Triad Area Libraries (TALA) or UNC System (Co-Op) libraries, can present their school ID and register to borrow form Semans Library.

TALA patrons

Patrons with a current ID from their Triad Area (TALA) library (view TALA info) who wish to register as TALA borrowers should present a valid school and picture ID, as well as proof of current registration or employment at your TALA school and fill out a form at the Main Circulation Desk.

Co-Op patrons

Patrons with a current ID from their UNC System (C-Op) library (view Co-Op info) who wish to register as Co-Op borrowers should present their school ID and fill out a form at the Main Circulation Desk.

If you have questions, including the requirements for registering for a card, call the Main Circulation Desk at 336-770-3270 or email
Items checked out to an individual ID/Library card remain the responsibility of the person named on that card.  Library items should be returned by the due date, complete and in good condition without evidence of added defacement, mutilation or water damage.  Any library item, except iPods from the Music Library, may be returned to the Main Circulation Desk during library hours or at any time by way of the outside book drop located in the brick wall to the right of the library’s main entrance. Semans Library does not charge accruable “overdue fines”, but we do add a $10 non-refundable billing charge to any overdue or damaged item that is consequently billed.