Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Privileges Charts

Select a Group:

UNCW Students, Faculty, Staff, and Spouses

Resource UNCW Under Grad Student UNCW Grad Student Faculty Staff Faculty Staff Spouse
General Collection Books 28 days end of semester end of semester 28 days
Periodicals Bldg Use 2 days 2 days Bldg Use
DVD, Videos, Audio Books, CDs 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days
Reference Books Bldg Use Bldg Use special permission Bldg Use
Government Documents 28 days end of semester end of semester 28 days
Reserves as specified as specified as specified Bldg Use
Off Campus Access to e-resources Yes Yes Yes No
Juvenile Collection 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days
ILL Yes Yes Yes No
Featured New Books 21 days 21 days 21 days 21 days
Place Holds Yes Yes Yes No
Laptops 6 hours 6 hours Yes No
Calculators Yes Yes Yes No
White Board Markers Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

UNCW System Co-op, Visiting Scholars, and Fellows

Resource UNC System Co-op Visiting Scholar Fellows
General Collection Books 28 days 28 days 28 days
Periodicals Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
DVD, Videos, Audio Books, CDs 7 days 7 days 7 days
Reference Books Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
Government Documents 28 days 28 days 28 days
Reserves Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
Off Campus Access to e-resources No No No
Juvenile Collection 28 days 28 days 28 days
ILL No No No
Featured New Books 21 days 21 days 21 days
Place Holds No No No
Laptops No No No
Calculators No No No
White Board Markers Yes Yes Yes

 

Other Students (High school, community college, etc.)

Resource High School Students Community College Students Isaac Bear Eary College
General Collection Books 28 days 28 days 28 days
Periodicals Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
DVD, Videos, Audio Books, CDs 7 days 7 days 7 days
Reference Books Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
Government Documents 28 days 28 days 28 days
Reserves Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
Off Campus Access to e-resources No No No
Juvenile Collection 28 days 28 days 28 days
ILL No No No
Featured New Books 21 days 21 days 21 days
Place Holds No No No
Laptops No No No
Calculators No No No
White Board Markers Yes Yes Yes

 

Friends of UNCW, NC Residents, Extension

Resource Friends NC Resident Extension
General Collection Books 28 days 28 days 28 days
Periodicals Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
DVD, Videos, Audio Books, CDs 7 days 7 days 7 days
Reference Books Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
Government Documents 28 days 28 days 28 days
Reserves Bldg Use Bldg Use Bldg Use
Off Campus Access to e-resources No No Yes
Juvenile Collection 28 days 28 days 28 days
ILL No No Yes
Featured New Books 21 days 21 days 21 days
Place Holds No No Yes
Laptops No No No
Calculators No No No
White Board Markers Yes Yes Yes

 

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Friends of UNCW

Welcome to the William Madison Randall Library.

Active members of the Board of Directors of the Friends of UNCW may be issued a Borrower's Card without charge at the Circulation Desk after completing a brief registration process. Library privileges expire at the end of a board member's term. 

How to borrow materials
  1. Present your Randall Library Borrower's Card for each transaction.
  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 should 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. Borrowers are responsible for materials borrowed until they are returned to the Library. Lost or damaged material must be paid for and replacement cost as well as a $15 non-refundable billing fee for each item will be assessed.
  4. Most materials may be renewed by bringing them to the Circulation Desk. Unless overdue or requested by another user, materials may also be renewed by telephone (962-3272), or by using the Library's online system (access My Library Record,)
Restrictions
  • Materials from the following collections may not be borrowed for out-of-building use: Periodicals Collection, Reference Collection and items in the reserve collection.
  • No holds (i.e.. requests for items already checked out) are allowed.
  • Friends are not eligible for Interlibrary Borrowing services.
  • Friends are not eligible for laptop or checkout.
  • Friends are not eligible for Reserve material checkout.
Loan Period

The loan period is:

  • 28 days for books from the general and juvenile collections and for government documents
  • 21 days for books from the featured new books collection
  • For audiovisual materials is the loan period is 7 days
  • Reference items and periodicals must be used in the building.
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.
Overdue Charges
  • If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.
Assistance
  • Please inquire at the Research Help Desk for assistance in using the Library. We hope that you will enjoy using the Randall Library.
  • Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu.
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High School Students

Randall Library is a public facility and welcomes high school students to use its information resources in the building during its extensive hours of operation.  Note that access between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. is RESTRICTED to UNCW Students, Faculty and Staff ONLY. 

 

High school students enrolled in grades 9-12, with sponsorship of a parent or legal guardian may have up to four (4) items checked out at a time from the following collections:

  • General Collection
  • Oversize Collection
  • A/V Collection 
  • U.S.. Documents (with some exceptions for items marked "Library Use Only")
  • N.C.. Documents (with some exceptions for items marked "Library Use Only")

Terms of this sponsorship are described below:

Parent or Legal Guardian Sponsorship

Parents or legal guardians with the following UNCW library patron status may sponsor borrowing privileges for their children enrolled in grades 9-12:  

  • UNCW Faculty, Staff and Trustees
  • UNCW Students
  • North Carolina Adult Residents

Parents or legal guardian without UNCW library patron status may sponsor borrowing privileges for their children enrolled in grades 9-12 by purchasing a High School student borrowers card for $7.00, renewable annually as long as the student is in High School.

By sponsoring their child, the parent or  legal guardian assumes responsibility for the return of all materials and the payment of any charges assessed for damage or over dues. All Library notices, including fine and fee notices, will be emailed to the parent or legal guardian of the student as listed on the Parental Authorization for High School Students form.

The parent or legal guardian must submit the completed Parental Authorization for High School Students (DOC) form at the Randall Library Circulation Desk and the student must present their current High School ID card in order for checkout privileges to begin.  Any applicable payment must be made at the same time.  High School students will be issued a borrower's card in their name which, in addition to the High School ID card must be presented at the Circulation Desk to borrow materials.  Privileges may be renewed annually as long as the student is in High School.

Loan Periods
  • High School students may borrow books from the general collection and government documents for 28 days.  Other materials must be used in the library. 
Overdue, Damage, and Replacement Charges
  • If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.

High School students authorized to use the Library are subject to all policies and regulations of the Library.  Failure to adhere to these policies will result in revocation of checkout and use privileges.

High School students ae not eligible for student computer use, laptop checkout nor for remote access to licensed resources.

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

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Isaac Bear Early College Students

Welcome to the William Madison Randall Library

We encourage your use of library materials, facilities, and reference services.

Isaac Bear Early College Students (IBEC) enrolled in the 11th and 12th grades and enrolled in UNCW courses have the same privileges as other UNCW students.

IBEC students enrolled in grades 9-10, with sponsorship of a parent or guardian, may check out as many as four (4) items at a time from the following collections:

  • General Collection
  • Oversize Collection
  • U.S. Documents (with some exceptions for items marked "Library Use Only")
  • N.C. Documents (with some exceptions for items marked "Library Use Only")
  • A/V Materials consisting of DVDs, VHS, CDs, and Audiobooks

IBEC students in the 9th and 10th grades are not eligible for computer lab use, laptop checkout, or other A/V equipment checkout.

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 overdues.  A signed "Parental Authorization for Isaac Bear Early College Students" form is required prior to receiving lending privileges.  IBEC students will be issued a special borrower's card which must be presented to borrow materials.  Privileges may be renewed annually as long as the student is enrolled in IBEC. IBEC students authorized to use the Library are subject to all policies and regulations of the Library and failure to adhere to these policies will result in revocation of use privileges.

Loan Periods

IBEC students may borrow books from the general and juvenile collections and government documents.

The loan period is:

  • 28 days for items from the general and juvenile collections and government documents
  • DVDs, CDs, VHS, and audio books circulate for 7 days
  • Reference items and periodicals must be used in the building
Restrictions
  • IBEC Students are not eligible for Reserve material checkout.
  • IBEC 9th and 10th grade students are not allowed in Randall Library between the hours of 10pm and 7am.
Renewals
  • IBEC students 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.
Overdue, Damage, and Replacement Charges
  • If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.
  • Payment for library fines or fees may be made by check, cash (exact change only) or by Visa or MasterCard at the Circulation Desk unless the debt has been transferred to the Cashier's Office.  Checks should be made out to UNCW.  
  • Borrowing privileges are blocked when an IBEC user has overdue books or library debt or may be revoked if a user continually has overdue books.  Please renew or return your borrowed materials on time and in good condition! 
Returning Books

Books may be returned in person anytime the library is open for business. There are also two outside book drops that are available 24/7 when classes are in session. One of the book drops is free standing and located in Parking Lot D, on the library's north side and the other is an in-building drop and located on the library's south side.

Assistance

Please inquire at the Research Help Desk for assistance in using the Library. 

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

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NC Community College Students

Welcome to the William Madison Randall Library

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

North Carolina Community College Students enrolled at institutions that have articulation agreements in place with UNCW, may be issued a borrower's card, valid for one year, upon presentation of a valid community college ID card. The fee for this card is $7.00 but it is waived for students 65 years of age and older.

For our Coastal Carolina Community College partners including faculty, staff and students with valid ID will receive a courtesy card per the Memorandum of Understanding agreement.

Loan Period
  • 28 days for books from the general and juvenile collections and government documents.
  • 21 days for books from the featured new books collection.
  • Audiovisual materials, including DVDs, audiobooks, VHS tapes and Music CDs, circulate for 7 days.
  • Other materials, including reference books and periodicals, must be used in the building.
Restrictions
  • Community College borrowers may have as many as four (4) items checked out. In addition, you may check out an unlimited number of U.S. or N.C. documents.
  • Community College borrowers may not place holds (i.e. requests for items already checked out).
  • Community College borrowers are not eligible for Interlibrary Loan Services
  • Community College borrowers are not eligible for laptop, equipment or eReader checkout.
  • Community College borrowers are not eligible for Reserve material checkout.
Renewals

Community College borrowers 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.

Overdue, Damage, and Replacement Charges

If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.

Payment of Charges

Payment of Randall Library fines or fees may be made by check, cash (exact change only) or with Visa or MasterCard at the Circulation Desk.  Checks should be made out to UNCW.   Delinquent debts will be reported to your home institution.

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu.

 

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North Carolina Resident Borrowers

Welcome to the William Madison Randall Library

We invite your use of library materials and reference services. Our hours are available here, and our catalog can be searched here.

North Carolina residents (over 18 and out of high school) may purchase a Borrower's Card, valid for one year, for $25.00 upon presentation of a valid North Carolina driver's license or a valid picture ID along with a document containing a current N.C. address. The $25.00 fee is waived for citizens over 65 years of age.

How to borrow materials

When borrowing materials, please observe a few regulations:

  1. NC Resident borrowers may have as many as four (4) items checked out. In addition, you may borrow as many US or NC Government documents as you wish. 
  2. Audiovisual materials may be checked out of the building for seven (7) days.
  3. Collections restricted to in library use include periodicals, reference, index, Curriculum Materials, Special Collections (rare books, Southeastern North Carolina Collection, manuscripts) and the University Archives.
  4. Randall Library provides an extensive array of electronic databases, most of which are available to the general public on visitor computers in the library.
  5. Please remember that 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 should 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.
  6. Borrowers are responsible for items checked out until the items are returned to the Circulation Desk. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for.
  7. Most items may be renewed at the Circulation Desk. Unless overdue or requested by another user, items may also be renewed by telephone (962-3272), or using the Library's online system.
Loan Period

The loan period is:

  • 28 days for books from the general and juvenile collections and for government documents.
  • 21 days for books from the featured new books collection.
  • Audiobooks, DVDs, VHS tapes, and CDs circulate for seven (7) days.
  • Reference items and periodicals must be used in the building.
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).

Overdue Charges

If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 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.

Payment of Charges

Payment may be made by check,  cash (exact change only) or with  Visa or MasterCard at the Circulation Desk; checks should be made out to UNCW.  

Restrictions
  • Collections restricted to in library use include periodicals, reference, index, Special Collections and the University Archives.
  • No holds (i.e.. requests for items already checked out) are allowed.
  • NC Resident borrowers are not eligible for UNCW's Interlibrary Borrowing services. Please use your local public library for this service.
  • NC Resident borrowers are not eligible for laptop or equipment checkout.
  • NC Resident borrowers are not eligible for Reserve material checkout.

 

 

Assistance

Please inquire at the Research Help Desk for assistance in using the library and at the Circulation Desk for questions about borrowing privileges and your library account. 

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

 

Last Update:  June 19, 2019.

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Retired Faculty and Staff

How to borrow materials

Retired Faculty and Staff will need to visit the UNCW OneCard Office in the Warwick Center to get a new retiree card made that encodes the university ID number on the magnetic stripe on the back of the card.

Upon receipt of the UNCW OneCard, please visit the library to get a new patron record entered into the library system.

Once that step is accomplished, a library staff member will help set up your library record so you can access library services, such as borrowing materials, renewing material, checking My Library Account, etc.

We ask that you observe the following regulations:

1. Present the UNCW OneCard at the Circulation Desk with the items that you wish to borrow.

2. Retired Faculty and staff borrowing privileges are not transferable.

3. Retired Faculty and staff are responsible for each item borrowed on his/her card until the material is returned to the Library and lost or damaged materials must be paid for.

4. There is no limit on the number of books that may be checked out from the General Collection. Staff are limited to 7 combined items from the Featured new books, Videos, Music and Audiobooks collections. Faculty have no limit to Featured New Books, Videos, Music or Audiobooks for instructional use.

Remote access to library online resources

Remote access to licensed online library resources is NOT available per strict and specific vendor license agreements to retired faculty and staff*.

Retired faculty and staff have the option, though, of visiting the library to conduct research. Licensed online library resources are available to all walk-in users of the library. To do so, register for a Library Guest Computer card at the Circulation Desk for free and access the licensed resources from one of Randall Library's guest computers. More information concerning guest use of Randall Library computers can be viewed at http://library.uncw.edu/policies/computer_resources.

Additionally, NC LIVE, a consortium of North Carolina libraries, provides a rich selection of online databases to North Carolina residents. To access NC LIVE resources contact your local public library to get current access credentials.

*Retired faculty who are designated as emeritus or return in a different position to the University do qualify for remote access as long as they stay emeritus or employed by the University.

Interlibrary Loan

Retired faculty and staff do not have access to Interlibrary Loan through Randall Library. Contact your public library for alternatives.

 

Loan Period
  • For general collection materials and government documents the loan period extends to the first day of exams each semester or second summer session.
  • Books from the juvenile collection circulate for twenty eight (28) days.
  • Books from the featured new books collection circulate for twenty one (21) days.
  • Journals circulate for two (2) days
  • DVDs, CDs, VHS, and audio books for seven (7) days.
  • Items on reserve may be borrowed for periods specified by that course's instructor.
  • Reference materials should be used in the Library; however, retired faculty and staff may borrow some items for a negotiated period (please check with the reference librarian on duty).
Renewals

You may renew overdue materials online (access My Library Record,) by phone (910-962-3272), or in-person.  Renewals will be granted unless another person has placed a hold (request) on an item.

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).

Borrowed items are subject to recall when requested by another use and a revised due date will be set. As a courtesy to other library users, please return recalled items as soon as possible. If you will need the recalled item after another user returns it, library Circulation staff can place a hold on that item.

Overdue Charges

If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.

Retired faculty and staff may 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.

Payment of Charges

Payment may be made by check, cash (exact change only) or with Visa or MasterCard at the Circulation Desk unless the debt has been transferred to the Cashier's Office.  Checks should be made out to UNCW.  

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

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UNC System Students, Faculty & Staff

Borrowing from UNC Libraries

Take your UNCW OneCard to the Circulation desk in the main library at one of the other UNC system libraries. Let the staff know that you want to borrow materials through the UNC Cooperative Library Agreement.. Show your UNCW OneCard and be prepared to log in to your UNCW library account in order to show that you are in good standing. If the library does not honor your UNCW OneCard, ask the staff member to call Randall Library Circulation at 910.962.3272 so your status can be verified. The borrowing policies of that library will apply to any items checked out to you.
 

UNC borrowers at Randall Library

UNC System students, faculty, or staff may borrow from UNCW's Randall library. To do so, a borrower will need to present a current home library picture ID card and/or additional information to verify your status. You may be asked to log in to your home library account to show that you are in good standing. After your status is verified, the Circulation staff member will walk you through the borrower registration process. Specific borrowing guidelines and more information is found in the UNC System Cooperative Library Agreement

 

Questions about this policy maybe addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

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UNCW Alumni

Active members of the UNCW Alumni Association are no longer issued a library card when joining the Association. To enjoy library privileges, UNCW Alumni may purchase a North Carolina Adult Resident card for an annual cost of $25. In order to purchase a North Carolina Adult Resident card, visit the Library Circulation Desk.


For more information, visit our Information for Alumni of UNCW page.

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

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UNCW Faculty, Staff & Trustees

How to borrow materials

Currently employed faculty, staff, and trustees of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, may borrow materials from the collections upon presentation of a valid UNCW OneCard.

We ask that you observe the following regulations:

1. Present the UNCW OneCard at the Circulation Desk with the items that you wish to borrow.

2. Faculty and staff borrowing privileges are not transferable, with two exceptions.

  • Faculty may authorize a research assistant to check out materials for them. Contact the Circulation Desk to set up the authorization in the library's patron database. By authorizing this assistant, the faculty member assumes responsibility for the return of all materials and the payment of any charges assessed for damage. To check out materials to a faculty member's account, the authorized research assistant must present the faculty member's UNCW OneCard as well as their own UNCW identification card.
  • Faculty and staff may add their high-school children enrolled in grades 9-12 as authorized users. Contact the Circulation Desk to add this authorization to the library's patron database. 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. To check out materials, the high school student should present their parent's or guardian's UNCW OneCard and their high school identification card or driver's license.

3. Faculty and staff are responsible for each item borrowed on his/her card until the material is returned to the Library and lost or damaged materials must be paid for.

4. There is no limit on the number of books that may be checked out from the General Collection, Featured New Books, Videos, Music or Audiobooks.

 

Loan Period
  • For general collection materials and government documents the loan period extends to the first day of exams each semester or second summer session.
  • Books from the juvenile collection circulate for twenty eight (28) days.
  • Books from the featured new books collection circulate for twenty one (21) days.
  • Journals circulate for two (2) days
  • DVDs, CDs, VHS, and audio books for seven (7) days.
  • Items on reserve may be borrowed for periods specified by that course's instructor.
  • Reference materials should be used in the Library; however, faculty and staff may borrow some items for a negotiated period (please check with the reference librarian on duty).
Renewals

You may renew overdue materials online (access My Library Record,) by phone (910-962-3272), or in-person.  Renewals will be granted unless another person has placed a hold (request) on an item.

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).

Borrowed items are subject to recall when requested by another use and a revised due date will be set. As a courtesy to other library users, please return recalled items as soon as possible. If you will need the recalled item after another user returns it, library Circulation staff can place a hold on that item.

Overdue Charges

If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.

UNCW faculty and staff may 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.

Payment of Charges

Payment may be made by check, cash (exact change only) or with Visa or MasterCard at the Circulation Desk unless the debt has been transferred to the Cashier's Office.  Checks should be made out to UNCW.  

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

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UNCW Faculty and Staff Spouses

Welcome to the William Madison Randall Library

Faculty/staff spouses may be issued a Borrower's Card without charge by visiting the Circulation Desk to get registered for the card.

How to borrow materials

When borrowing materials, please observe these regulations:

  1. Present the Randall Library Borrower's Card for each transaction.
  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 overdues. To check out materials, the high school student should 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. Borrowers are responsible for materials borrowed until they are returned to the Library and lost or damaged material must be paid for. 
  4. There is no limit on the number of books that may be checked out from the General Collection.  Items from the Featured new books, Videos, Music and Audiobooks collections are limited to 7 items checked out at any one time, in any combination (for example 4 videos, 3 music CDs).
Loan Period
  • 28 days for books from the general and juvenile collections and for government documents.
  • 21 days for books from the featured new books collection.
  • For audiovisual materials is the loan period is 7 days.
  • Reserve materials, reference items, and periodicals must be used in the building.
Renewals
  • Faculty and staff spouses 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).

Restrictions
  • Items in the Reserve Collection may not be checked out. These materials are in high demand for students enrolled in UNCW courses.
  • No holds (i.e. requests for items already checked out) are allowed.
  • You are not eligible for UNCW's Interlibrary Borrowing services. Please use your local public library for this service.
  • Faculty/staff spouses are not eligible for laptop or equipment checkout.
Overdue Charges

If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.

Payment of Charges

Payment may be made by check, cash (exact change only) or with Visa and MasterCard at the Circulation Desk.  Checks should be made out to UNCW.  

Assistance

Please inquire at the Research Help Desk for assistance in using the Library. We hope that you will enjoy using the Randall Library.

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu.

 

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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 Research Help Desk for assistance in using the Library's resources and services.

How to borrow materials

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

Please note that admitted students do not have borrowing privaleges or access to electronic resources until the start of the term they are enrolling in. 

When borrowing library materials, please observe the following:

1. Bring the UNCW OneCard.

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.

4.  Students, faculty and staff have no limit on the number of books that may be checked out from the General Collection. items from Videos, Music, Audiobooks and Featured New Books collections are limited to 7 items checked out at any one time, in any combination (for example 4 videos, 3 music CDs).

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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Borrowed items are subject to recall when requested by another use and a revised due date will be set. As a courtesy to other library users, please return recalled items as soon as possible. If you will need the recalled item after another user returns it, library Circulation staff can place a hold on that item.
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 - $.50 per item, per hour up to a maximum of $30 per item. If overdue five (5) days or longer, the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 overdue 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 overdue 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, replacement  costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue.  The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 overdue 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 overdue 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, cash (exact change only) or with Visa or MasterCard at the Circulation Desk unless the debt has been transferred to the Cashier's Office.  Checks should  be made out to UNCW.  
 

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu

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Visiting Scholars

Welcome to the William Madison Randall Library

UNCW Visiting Scholar library privileges are issued by the Randall Library Circulation Department, upon approval by the Access Coordinator or Associate Director, Library User Experience for Access and Spaces. Qualifying scholars may purchase a Visiting Scholar's Card, valid for one year, for $25.00  Visiting Scholar privileges may be renewed upon request with verification of eligibility and payment of the $25.00 fee. 

Visiting Scholar Application Form (DOC)

The following are the minimum eligibility criteria for a Visiting Scholar card at UNCW’s Randall Library:

  • The individual must be visiting from an institution or organization outside the UNC system with demonstrated proof of enrollment or employment. 
  • Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified with a decision within 2 business days.  Notification will come via email. 

Visiting Scholar library privileges are especially suited for:

  • Current or retired faculty from institutions of higher education outside the UNC system and North Carolina Community College system faculty.
  • Currently enrolled doctoral and master’s candidates from non-UNC system universities who reside in the area;

PRIVILEGES
Visiting Scholars are eligible to borrow books, government documents, audiovisual materials (CDs, VHS, DVDs, Audio Books), and items from the Featured New Books collection.

Visiting Scholars must follow all regulatory requirements and UNCW policies that apply to his or her activities while at UNCW.

How to borrow materials
  1. Present the Randall Library Borrower's Card and photo ID for each transaction.
  2. Borrowing privileges are not transferable.
  3. Borrowers are responsible for materials borrowed until they are returned to the Library and lost or damaged material must be paid for.
  4. Renewal of borrowed materials is allowed unless another user has placed a hold request for the item and/or an item is overdue.  Please see renewals information below.
  5. There is no limit on the number of books that may be checked out from the General Collection.  Items from the Featured new books, Videos, Music and Audiobooks collections are limited to 7 items checked out at any one time, in any combination (for example 4 videos, 3 music CDs).
Loan Period
  • 28 days for books and government documents
  • 21 days for books from the Featured New Books collection, with one renewal allowed
  • 7 days for audiovisual materials (CDs, VHS, DVDs, Audio Books)
  • Reference items and periodicals must be used in the building
Restrictions

Visiting Scholars are not eligible for:

  • Check out of laptops, equipment, or reserve items.
  • Interlibrary Loan services.
  • Remote database access due to licensing restrictions.
Overdue, Damage and Replacement Charges
  • If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue 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 fee(s) will not be waived.

Payment of Charges

Payment may be made by check, cash (exact change only) or with Visa or MasterCard at the Circulation Desk; checks should be made out to UNCW.  

Renewals
  • Renew items by phone (910-962-3272), by email (rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu), or in person.  If another user has placed a hold request for that item, renewals will not be permitted.
     
  • CDs, VHS, DVDs, and Audio Books are limited to two (2) renewals per item and the renewal period is for seven (days) per renewal.  If another user has placed a hold request for that item, renewals will not be permitted.
Assistance

Please inquire at the Research Help Desk for assistance in using the library and at the Circulation Desk for questions about borrowing privileges and your library account. 

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu.  

 

 

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