Borrowing and Circulation
If you have questions, please contact our Services Department at 919-530-6426 and 919-530-6482.
Circulating books are located in the second- and third-floor annex stack areas. If you cannot locate a book on the shelves, inquire at the Circulation Desk. A request can be made to hold a book for you when it is returned.
All circulating books can be charged at the Circulation Desk on the second floor. NCCU students, faculty and staff must present an NCCU ID to borrow library materials. TRLN Cooperative Lending Cards, UNC Cooperative Lending Cards, and Durham Technical Community College ID cards are also honored. Users are responsible for any library materials charged with their ID cards.
Shepard Library circulation policies are designed to permit prompt and equitable access to library materials. The staff is committed to meeting the research needs of the library's patrons. The Circulation staff will explain specific borrowing guidelines and fine policies.
The Circulation Desk closes fifteen minutes before the library closes. Books and other materials must be charged before the Circulation Desk closes.
The loan period for students is 30 days, with unlimited renewals unless there is a request for the book(s). Faculty and staff may borrow material indefinitely, unless another borrower wishes to use it.
Books must be returned to the second-floor Circulation Desk or to one of the outside book returns on the north and south sides of the building.
Overdue material and fine notifications are emailed to borrowers. These emails are for the convenience of the borrowers. Borrowers are responsible for returning library materials.
Fines and Charges
Fines and charges are billed through the Bursar's Office. NCCU libraries do not deal with fines and charges. A fine of 25 cents a day is applied to overdue books, with a maximum fine of $10.00 per book. The fine for a lost book is $100.00 per book plus a $25.00 replacement fee.