High School Students

Borrowing Privileges 

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.  

Parent or Legal Guardian Sponsorship 

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. 

Sponsorship of high school students can occur in two ways: 

  1. Add child to parent or legal guardian sponsor account 
    • Parents or legal guardians who are UNCW faculty, staff, students, or who have a NC Adult Resident library account  may sponsor borrowing privileges for their children enrolled in grades 9-12 by requesting that their child is added to their account.  
    • Email rlcirculation@uncw.edu or stop by the Library Help Desk to make this request. 
  2. Or, obtain High School Student Borrower’s Card 
    • Parents or legal guardians 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. 
    • The parent or legal guardian must submit the completed Parental Authorization for High School Students (DOC) form at the Randall Library Help 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 Library Help 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 items for 28 days.  

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. 

Library Use 

Randall Library is a public facility and welcomes high school students to use its information resources in the building during its hours of operation. Note that access between 12am. and 7 a.m. is RESTRICTED to UNCW Students, Faculty and Staff ONLY. 

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 are not eligible for computer use (except guest computers with adult supervision), group study room reservations, laptop checkout, or for remote access to licensed resources. 

Questions about this policy may be addressed to rlcirculation@uncw.edu

Reviewed October 2023