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Borrow and Request Materials

Borrowing UNCSA materials, lending policies, and billing; Purchase Requests and Interlibrary Loan.

Borrowing Policies

If you have questions, including the requirements for registering for a card, call the Main Circulation Desk at 336-770-3270.

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. UNCSA 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.

UNCSA faculty, staff, and students

All current UNCSA faculty, staff, and students are eligible to borrow library materials from the 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. NB: Due to COVID-19, some UNC Co-Op and TALA libraries may be restricting use to institutional patrons only for the 2020-2021 school year.

All items checked out to an individual ID 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 defacement, mutilation or water damage.  Any library item, except iPods from the Music Library and technology lending items, may be returned to the Main Circulation Desk during library hours or at any time by way of the outside book drop located just to the right of the library’s main entrance.

Renewal Policies

How To Renew

Visit a Library service desk, or renew online in Your Library Account.

Renewal Limits

You can renew materials twice

Items that can be renewed

All items except those mentioned below

  • Items with Holds/Recalls
  • Billed Items

Items that have restrictions on renewals

Videos/DVDs may not be renewed except by faculty/ staff.

Holds

If an item that you need is checked out, you may place a hold on that particular copy or on a copy of that title returned soonest by making the request at the Main Circulation Desk. Once the item is returned, an email will be sent to you and the item will be held for one week at the Main Circulation Desk. If you do not pick it up, the item will be re-shelved. 

Recalls

A recall is a procedure initiated by the library when one patron needs access to material checked out to another patron. Normal check-out periods are 4 and 8 weeks for students and faculty/staff respectively. However a recall can be issued after a minimum of 2 weeks, and the patron then has 1 week to get the item back to the Circulation Desk. The exception to this rule is if a faculty member needs the material for Reserve. In that case, the material must be returned without delay. In either case, if the item is not returned as required by Recall policy, the patron record can be frozen until the item is returned.

To request a Hold or a Recall, please visit the Main Circulation Desk.