UNCSA students and staff may check out circulating materials with valid school IDs. Public patrons may register for a borrower’s card for $15, but are limited to borrowing five items at a time. Since the library supports a performing arts conservatory, items necessary for School performances or study may be deemed non-circulating to the general public. The Semans Library participates in Interlibrary Loan and the UNC Cooperative Borrowing programs. Interlibrary Loan is available only to students, faculty and staff with a valid UNCSA ID.

Materials may be copied in the library through the School’s one-card system only. Public patrons may request the use of the Library's copy card, and then pay for their copies at the main circulation desk.

Public patrons and UNC Co-op borrowers must be registered with the library in order to borrow materials. As of Fall 2012, public patron registration and card replacement cost $15. Registration forms will be accepted and processed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If a potential borrower is unable to register during this time period, please call the main circulation desk at 770-3270, or contact the Head of Access Services.

Without exception, filming is prohibited in all parts of the library building.

Photography must be cleared by the Library Director beforehand.