Transition Program for Young Adults (TPYA)

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

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

UNCW’s Watson College is home to a Transition Program for Young Adults (TPYA) classroom. The TPYA program is a partnership with New Hanover County Schools. 

Transition Program for Young Adults (TPYA) 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")

Library authorization form is to be completed through the program coordinator

Loan Periods

  • TPYA 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.

TPYA 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.

TPYA 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