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Who Can Borrow?

The following groups may borrow from NCCU Law Library:

  • Current Faculty, students and staff at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) may borrow materials using their NCCU University ID card.
  • Currently the Law Library stacks are closed. To reserve materials, use our new Grab and Go service!
  • Faculty, students and staff affiliated with the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), University of North Carolina (UNC) system schools, and North Carolina community colleges may use their school identification card to register for borrowing privileges. As the Law Library is currently closed to anyone who is not a NCCU Law School member, if you belong to another TRLN institution and would like to borrow from us, please use your institution's interlibrary loan service to request an item.

Law Library Visitors:

The law library space is currently closed to visitors. The law library provides reference services via email and text. To schedule an appointment, contact a member of the reference staff by one of the methods below.

Email
Patrons may contact members of the law library reference staff via the reference email: lawreference@nccu.edu. Reference staff check this email daily, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and vacation periods. You may expect a reply to your question within one business day from the time a librarian receives it.

Text
Patrons may contact the law library reference desk by text at 919-648-0247. The text service is checked regularly, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and vacation periods. You may expect a reply to your question within one business day from the time a librarian receives it.

Which Materials Circulate?

Circulating Materials

The loan period for circulating materials is four weeks. Students must have their Banner ID number in order to check out materials.

Non-Circulating Materials

Materials on the first floor of the library (state materials, reporters, etc.); loose leaf materials, and serials do not circulate. If you are unsure if the item you want can be checked out, please ask at the Service Desk. Please return all used items to the Service Desk for quarantining and reshelving.

Renewing Books

  1. Books may be renewed online by logging into MyAccount.  If you've never used MyAccount before, take a look at the tutorial.
  2. Patrons may renew their books by emailing the Law Library at lawlibrary@nccu.edu and providing barcodes for individual books, along with your Banner ID number.

Loan Periods and Fines

Materials

Loan Period

Fines

Law Stacks: General Collection Books

30 days

$0.25 per day
(Max $20/item)

Law Reserve: Technology & Whiteboards

3 hours

$1.00 per hour
(Max $20/item)

Law Reserve: DVDs

7 days

$1.00 per day
(Max $20/item)

Interlibrary Loan

Varies

$.50 per day

$20.00 is the maximum overdue fine charged for returned materials.


Lost/Damaged Materials

Patrons are responsible for the books they borrow and will be charged for damaged or lost books. Books are automatically declared lost and the patron is billed when the item is 42 days overdue. Student fines and fees will be applied to the students’ Banner account for payment through the Bursar’s Office. Access to Westlaw may be suspended when Reserves items are overdue for 24+ hours.

Replacement costs for all books = $125 ($100 replacement fee + $25 processing fee)

Replacement costs for all DVD, VHS, and CD = $150 ($125 replacement fee + $25 processing fee)

When books have been damaged beyond repair (including highlighting, underlining, or writing) or are known to be irretrievably lost, patrons may contact the Access Services Librarian to arrange replacement of the item. Replacement copies must be approved in advance.

Patrons are responsible for any and all bills for late and/or lost items borrowed via the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan service, including replacement fines and fees charged by the lending library. Additional fees may be applied by NCCU Law Library for processing these charges. If you have lost your Interlibrary Loan item, please contact us at law-ill@nccu.edu.

Logging into MyAccount 

Simply follow these steps:

1. Click the My Account link, or access it from the Law Library Catalog (see below):

2. Sign into your account in the upper right corner of the screen with your nine digit NCCU Banner ID (820XXXXXX) and four digit PIN.

3. If you do not know your PIN number, you can call 919-530-5189 or go to the Service Desk to receive it.  You can also reset your PIN online by clicking the Forgot My PIN link and following the email prompts to access it.