To check out materials you must have an official photo ID in the form of a student ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.  If you are not currently a patron of the NCSU libraries, you may become a patron through the Friends of the Library.

Not sure what you will need to check out materials? Check the Patron Types and ID Required page.

Choose your affiliation:


Undergrad and STEM High School:

Book Loan Period 30 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 3
Checkouts Allowed Unlimited
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Off-site Electronic Access Yes
Reserve Materials Yes
Tech Devices Yes
Circulating Media Yes - 1 Week
Teaching Media Yes - 3 Hours
Video Games Yes
Cost of Membership N/A

Staff - Current and Retired:

Book Loan Period 30 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 3
Checkouts Allowed Unlimited
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Off-site Electronic Access Yes
Reserve Materials Yes
Tech Devices Yes
Circulating Media Yes - 1 Week
Teaching Media Yes - 3 Hours
Video Games Yes
Cost of Membership N/A

Graduate and Honors Undergraduate:

Book Loan Period 90 Days
Book Renewals Allowed Unlimited
Checkouts Allowed Unlimited
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Off-site Electronic Access Yes
Reserve Materials Yes
Tech Devices Yes
Circulating Media Yes - 30 Days
Teaching Media Yes - 30 Days
Video Games Yes
Cost of Membership N/A

Faculty - Current and Retired:

Book Loan Period 90 Days
Book Renewals Allowed Unlimited
Checkouts Allowed Unlimited
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Off-site Electronic Access Yes
Reserve Materials Yes
Tech Devices Yes
Circulating Media Yes - 30 Days
Teaching Media Yes - 30 Days
Video Games Yes
Cost of Membership N/A

Centennial Campus Affiliates:

Book Loan Period 90 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 4
Checkouts Allowed Unlimited
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Off-site Electronic Access Limited
Reserve Materials Yes
Tech Devices Yes
Circulating Media Yes - 1 Week
Teaching Media Yes - 3 Hours
Video Games Yes
Cost of Membership N/A

Spouse - Faculty and Staff:

Book Loan Period 30 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 3
Checkouts Allowed Unlimited
Interlibrary Loan No
Off-site Electronic Access No
Reserve Materials No
Tech Devices No
Circulating Media Yes - 1 Week
Teaching Media Yes - 3 Hours
Video Games No
Cost of Membership N/A

Temporary Employees and Encore/OLLI Members:

Book Loan Period 15 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 1
Checkouts Allowed 25
Interlibrary Loan No
Off-site Electronic Access No
Reserve Materials No
Tech Devices No
Circulating Media Yes - 1 Week
Teaching Media Yes - 3 Hours
Video Games No
Cost of Membership N/A

UNC-System:

Book Loan Period 30 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 3
Checkouts Allowed 50
Interlibrary Loan No
Off-site Electronic Access No
Reserve Materials No
Tech Devices No
Circulating Media No
Teaching Media No
Video Games No
Cost of Membership N/A

Friends of the Library:

Book Loan Period 30 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 3
Checkouts Allowed 50
Interlibrary Loan No
Off-site Electronic Access No
Reserve Materials No
Tech Devices No
Circulating Media No
Teaching Media No
Video Games No
Cost of Membership Varies

TRLN:

Book Loan Period 30 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 3
Checkouts Allowed 50
Interlibrary Loan No
Off-site Electronic Access No
Reserve Materials No
Tech Devices No
Circulating Media No
Teaching Media No
Video Games No
Cost of Membership N/A

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges:

Book Loan Period 15 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 0
Checkouts Allowed 5
Interlibrary Loan No
Off-site Electronic Access No
Reserve Materials No
Tech Devices No
Circulating Media No
Teaching Media No
Video Games No
Cost of Membership N/A

RTP and Government Employees:

Book Loan Period 15 Days
Book Renewals Allowed 1
Checkouts Allowed 50
Interlibrary Loan No
Off-site Electronic Access No
Reserve Materials No
Tech Devices No
Circulating Media No
Teaching Media No
Video Games No
Cost of Membership $100