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Visitors, please read the Law Library's Visitors Policy for updated visitor's requirements.
If research assistance is needed, please do not visit the library without receiving confirmation of your appointment from a library staff member.

Student Services

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.
  • Current 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 check in at the first floor security desk 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 adhere to the guidelines for visitors like all members of the public. Visitors may use library materials inside the law library only. Our Visitor Policy page has more information for anyone wanting to visit 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 most circulating materials is 30 days. Students must have their Banner ID number or their Eagle Card 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.

Reshelving Books

Please bring items that need to be re-shelved to the Service Desk or place items on designated carts or in the library bookdrop, found to the left of the Service Desk. Please hand all reserve and technology items directly to a staff member at the Service Desk.

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 and providing barcodes for individual books, along with your Banner ID number.

Loan Periods and Fines


Loan Period


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


$.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

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.