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UNCW Students

Welcome to the William Madison Randall Library.

We encourage your use of all library materials, facilities, and reference services. Please inquire at the Learning Commons Help Desk for assistance in using the Library's resources and services.

How to borrow materials

Students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington may borrow materials by presenting their valid UNCW OneCard.

When borrowing library materials, please observe the following:

1. Have your UNCW OneCard available.

2. Borrowing privileges are not transferable, with one exception. High school students enrolled in grades 9-12 may be added as an authorized user to an adult parent's or guardian's borrower's card. By sponsoring their child, the parent or guardian assumes responsibility for the return of all materials and the payment of any charges assessed for damage or over dues. To check out materials, the high school student must present their parent's or guardian's borrower card and their high school identification card or driver's license at the Randall Library Circulation Desk.

3. You are responsible for items borrowed until returned to the Library and lost or damaged materials will be billed.

Loan Periods
For undergraduate students:
  • 28 days for books from the general and juvenile collections and government documents.
  • 21 days for books from the featured new books collection.
  • DVDs, CDs, VHS, and audio books circulate for 7 days
  • eReaders can be checked out for 14 days.
  • Reference books, periodicals, and other materials in high demand must be used in the Library
  • Loan periods for reserve materials are established by course instructors, and may be 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day, or 3 days. You may borrow 2 reserve items at a time.
For graduate students:
  • Until the end of the semester for general collection books and government documents.
  • Books from the juvenile collection circulate for 28 days.
  • Books from the featured new books collection circulation for 21 days.
  • DVDs, CDs, VHS, and audio books circulate for 7 days
  • eReaders can be checked out for 14 days.
  • Periodicals for circulate for 2 days
  • Other materials must be used in the Library.
  • Loan periods for reserve materials are established by course instructors, and may be 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day, or 3 days. You may borrow 2 reserve items at a time.
Renewals

You may renew overdue materials online (access My Library Record,) by phone (910-962-3272), or in-person but if another person has placed a hold (request) on an item, renewal is not permitted.

A/V Renewals: Renewals for videos, DVD's, CDs and audiobooks are limited to two (2) per item.

Featured New Books: Renewals for this collection are limited to one (1).

eReaders: Cannot be renewed.

Overdue, Damage, and Replacement Charges

Course Reserve Materials

  • Reserve materials are subject to fines since these items are high demand, high turnaround and need to circulate to all persons enrolled in the specific course. Reserve fines are as follows:
  • Hourly checkouts - $1 per item, per hour up to a maximum of $10 per item, per day. If overdue five (5) days or longer, the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable billing fee is assessed for each item overdue.
  • Daily checkouts - $5 per item, per day. If overdue five (5) days or longer, the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable billing fee is assessed for each item overdue.

eReaders

  • Late fee charges are $2.00 per day or any part thereof
  • Replacement cost and a $15.00 non-refundable billing fee will be assessed 7 days after the due date. If the eReader is returned, the replacement cost will be removed from the bill.

All other types of materials

The library does not charge fines for any other category of material other than reserve materials but borrowing privileges may be revoked if a user continually has overdue books.

If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, bills will be issued for items that are at least 45 days overdue.  The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable billing fee per item. If items are returned to the Library within two months after a bill has been issued, a waiver of the replacement charge(s) may be requested but the non-refundable billing fee(s) will not be waived.

If an item is damaged or lost, repair or replacement costs will be assessed in addition to the $15 non-refundable billing fee. Please note that water damage cannot be repaired, and must be replaced.

UNCW students will have their borrowing privileges blocked when:

  • Their debt for Randall Library materials exceeds $100.00
  • Their debt for borrowing from UNC system libraries or interlibrary loan transactions exceeds $50.00.

All charges must be paid before you will be allowed to register for the following semester, to graduate, or to receive transcripts.

Payment of charges

Payment may be made by check or cash at the Circulation Desk unless the debt has been transferred to the Cashier's Office.  Checks should  be made out to UNCW.  NOTE: Beginning with the Spring semester 2015, the Library will accept Visa or MasterCard payments and will no longer accept cash or make change.

Questions about this policy maybe addressed to brownmd [at] uncw [dot] edu (Dawn Brown), Circulation Supervisor.