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Due to COVID-19, visitors wishing to use the Law Library must have an appointment.
As the Law Library is an Instructional Space, masks are required.

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.
  • 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. Any visitors to the Law Library, including TRLN institution members who would like to borrow from us directly, must make an appointment and follow the visitor policies outlined below.

Law Library Visitors:

Visitors are library patrons who are not currently NCCU students, staff and faculty. Alumni are classified as visitors and must have a pre-authorized, scheduled visit like all members of the public. Visitors must adhere to the following guidelines prior to visiting the Law Library in person.

Research Assistance

The Law Library provides reference services via email and text. In-person visits must be scheduled in advance. To schedule a reference appointment, contact a member of the reference staff by one of the methods listed below.

Email

Visitors may contact members of the Law Library reference staff via the reference email: referencelaw@nccu.edu. Reference staff check this email daily, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and vacation periods. You may expect a reply within one business day from the time a librarian receives it.

Text

Visitors 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 within one business day from the time a librarian receives it.

Please note that the librarians are not permitted to give legal advice. In addition, many questions require detailed research in the library and are not within the scope of this service.

Access Services (Study and Other Services)

For non-research related questions regarding library access, visitors must contact Access Services via email or phone (919) 530-5189 before visiting the Law Library.

All visitors must adhere to the Law Library's Conduct and Resources Policies.

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 Reserves: Print items,  Technology, & Whiteboards

3 hours

$1.00 per hour
(Max $20/item)

                  Ready Reference Collection                   3 day

             $1.00 per day
(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.