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Check Out, Renew, Return

Things to Know
 

  • You can check out Atkins library items at the first floor Circulation Desk. Check out Hight Architecture library items in the Storrs Building at the Circulation Desk there.

  • You can return items from either location to both libraries. You can return items to the library at the Circulation Desk, outside book drops located across campus, or inside book drops located at the Circulation Desk and North Entrance of Atkins.

  • Current Faculty, Staff, and Students can check out an unlimited amount of items. 

  • Non-university patrons can have up to 6 items checked out at any time. See our Borrowing Guide below for additional details.

  • The Suzuki Collection, Local Documents, Microfilm and Microfiche items, and the Map Collection, located on the 8th floor, are for in-house use only.

  • Don’t lend out your ID card. Borrowing privileges are not transferable and may be suspended if abused.

  • Carefully handle library materials. If you damage an item, you will be financially responsible for its repair or replacement. Damage includes writing or highlighting, spilling food or water, and tearing or removing pages.

Who Can Borrow and What You'll Need
 

Emeritus Faculty and Staff

Retired Faculty and Staff that keep lifetime library privileges as if still an active employee.

Must present UNC Charlotte 49er card.

Friends of Atkins Library

Community members that make an annual donation to the library to become a Friend.

The minimum donation to become a Friend is $49 annually. Present a valid state driver's license, identification card, or voter registration card. 

Renew annually.

Charlotte Area Educational Consortium (CAEC)

Faculty/Staff from member institutions.

Must present ID and CAEC card from home institution. Expires on date assigned by patron's school.

UNC Charlotte Alumni

Graduates of UNC Charlotte.

There is no charge for library privileges for Alumni. Alumni automatically become Friends of Atkins Library and have borrowing privileges. Must present a valid state driver's license, identification card, or voter registration card. 

UNC System Cooperative Borrower

Patrons from UNC System schools. Borrowing privileges expire at the end of the semester. Patron will verify active status at the first floor circulation desk and must present an ID from home institution.

UNC Charlotte Family Borrower

Family members of current UNC Charlotte Faculty and Staff (includes spouses and children age 16 or older).

A driver's license or other photo ID must be presented along with the library card at the time of checkout. The card expires at 1 year from the issue date. 

UNC Charlotte Retired Employee

Retired Faculty and Staff from UNC Charlotte.

A valid UNC Charlotte Retiree 49er card.

Special Permission

Visiting scholars or other individuals sponsored by a unit of Academic Affairs. Borrowing privileges expire at the end of the contract.

Must be authorized by Patron Services Manager or Director of Access Services.

Summer Programs

Groups that are here for a short period.

Program director will provide a student list. Circulation desk staff will create an account for the patron after checking list and issue a card.

49erNext

Currently enrolled students at Central Piedmont Community College who plan to transfer to UNC Charlotte to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Must present a UNC Charlotte 49er card.

Borrowing Guide
 

Emeritus, Faculty, Staff, PhD Students
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Online Licensed Resources On and off campus access
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 180 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book yes
Item limit unlimited
   
Periodicals  
Loan period 2 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
   
Course Reserves  
Loan period 1 or 3 hours; 1, 3 or 7 days
Renewals 0
   
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment)  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit 1
   
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads  
Loan Period 24 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
   
Video games  
Loan Period 3 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book Yes
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Graduate and Distance Education Students
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Online Licensed Resources On and off campus access
Periodicals No
   
Books  
Loan period 60 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book yes
Item limit unlimited
   
Course Reserves  
Loan period 1 or 3 hours; 1, 3 or 7 days
Renewals 0
   
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment)  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit 1
   
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads  
Loan Period 24 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
   
Video games  
Loan Period 3 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book yes
   
Tests & Assessments*  
Loan period 3 days
Renewals 0
*Only students with permission from the instructor may check these items out.  
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Undergraduates
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Online Licensed Resources On and off campus access
Periodicals No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book yes
Item limit unlimited
   
Course Reserves  
Loan period 1 or 3 hours; 1, 3 or 7 days
Renewals 0
   
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment)  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit 1
   
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads  
Loan Period 24 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
   
Video games  
Loan Period 3 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book yes
   
Tests & Assessments*  
Loan period 3 days
Renewals 0
*Only students with permission from instructor may check these items out.  
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Early College High School (ECHS)
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On and off campus access
Periodicals No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book no
Item limit 6
   
Course Reserves  
Loan period 1 or 3 hours; 1, 3 or 7 days
Renewals 0
   
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment)*  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit 1
*ECHS students must have parent or guardian permission in order to check out library technology except for wireless keyboards, mice, and HDMI cables associated with study rooms.  
   

Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads*

 
Loan Period 24 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
*ECHS students must have parent or guardian permission in order to check out library technology except for wireless keyboards, mice, and HDMI cables associated with study rooms.  
   
Video games  
Loan Period 3 hours
Renewals 0
Item limit 1
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book yes
   
Tests & Assessments*  
Loan period 3 days
Renewals 0
*Only students with permission from instructor may check these out.  
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Alumni
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources JSTOR off campus; On campus for all others.
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
UNC Charlotte Retired Employee
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
UNC Charlotte Family
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
UNC System Cooperative Borrower
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Charlotte Area Educational Consortium
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Friends of Atkins Library
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
   
Cost of Membership $49 annual donation
49erNext
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Special Permissions
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited
Summer Program Students
Interlibrary Loan No
Online Licensed Resources On campus access only
Periodicals No
Course Reserves No
Technology (digital cameras, audio equipment, tripods, circuitry, projectors, gaming equipment) No
Laptops, calculators, phone charging kits, iPads No
Video games No
Tests & Assessments No
   
Books  
Loan period 21 days
Renewals 2
Recall checked out book No
Item limit 6
   
CIMC Collection  
Loan period 21 days
Item limit unlimited
Renewals 2
Recall a checked out book No
   
Videos, DVDs, CDs  
Loan period 7 days
Renewals 2
Item limit unlimited

 

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