Borrowing & Access Privileges

This page answers questions like:

  • What can I rent / borrow / check out / issue from the Libraries?
  • How long can I keep a book?
  • Can I reserve a room?
  • Can I borrow a laptop? (Free of charge!)
  • Do I need an ID card to...?

Select your status below to find out what library materials and spaces you can use. Some services and spaces require you to have a campus ID and a Unity ID, but others are available to all eligible patrons. If you are not currently a patron of the NC State University Libraries, you may become a patron through the Friends of the Library .

Patron Types and ID Required
Lost Items
Late Fees

Choose your affiliation:

 

Undergraduate Student

Eligibility: NC State University Registration and Records lists patron as a student pursuing a bachelor's degree. Wolfpack One ID Card required to checkout material.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices Yes Varies by item
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
No renewals
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
No renewals
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

 

STEM High School Student

Individual who is enrolled at Wake STEM Early College High School. Wolfpack One ID Card required to checkout material.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices Yes Varies by device
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
No renewals
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
No renewals
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

 

Staff

Eligibility: Member of NC State University staff. Wolfpack One ID Card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices Yes Varies by item
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

Retired Staff

Eligibility: Retired member of NC State University staff. Wolfpack One ID Card or 811 card with photo ID required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

Graduate Student

Eligibility: NC State University Registration and Records lists patron as being enrolled in graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree. Wolfpack One ID Card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 90 day loan period
Unlimited renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices Yes Varies by item
Circulating Media Yes 30 day loan period
No renewals
Teaching Media Yes 30 day loan period
No renewals
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 120 day loan period
No renewals
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Graduate study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

Faculty

Eligibility: Member of NC State University faculty. Wolfpack One ID card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 90 day loan period
Unlimited renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices Yes Varies by item
Circulating Media Yes 30 day loan period
Teaching Media Yes 30 day loan period
2 renewals
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 120 day loan period
No renewals
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Faculty study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

Retired Faculty

Eligibility: Retired member of NCSU faculty. Wolfpack One ID Card or 811 borrowing card with Photo ID required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices Yes n/a
Circulating Media Yes 30 day loan period
No renewals
Teaching Media Yes 30 day loan period
2 renewals
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 120 day loan period
No renewals
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

Centennial Campus Partners

Eligibility: Individuals employed and located on Centennial Campus. Wolfpack One ID Card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 90 day loan period
Unlimited renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 3 day checkout
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices Yes Varies by item
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
Video Games Yes 4 hour loan period
1 renewal
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan Yes Loan period and renewals vary by lending institution
TRLN Direct Yes 120 day loan period
No renewals
Room Reservations Limited Please contact the Centennial Campus Partnerships Office for options
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

Spouse/Partner

Eligibility: Spouse or partner of a faculty, staff, or graduate student with proof of shared address or request from the Dean or Department Head of NCSU member. Photo ID and 811 borrowing card or Wolfpack One ID Card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
Unlimited checkouts
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
No renewals
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations No n/a
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

University of North Carolina System

Eligibility: Students, Faculty, and Staff at the 17 UNC system schools . University ID card from a UNC system school required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
50 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media No n/a
Teaching Media No n/a
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations No n/a
Building Access No n/a
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

Friends of the Library (FOL)

Eligibility: Individuals with a membership through the NC State University Libraries’ Friends of the Library . Membership and annual borrowing fees must be paid to access library privileges (varies + $50). Photo ID and and 811 borrowing card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
25 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media No n/a
Teaching Media No n/a
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations No n/a
Building Access No n/a
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)

Eligibility: Students, Faculty, and Staff at Duke, North Carolina Central, or UNC Chapel Hill . University ID card from a TRLN school required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 30 day loan period
3 renewals
50 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media No n/a
Teaching Media No n/a
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservataions No n/a
Building Access No n/a
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC)

Eligibility: Students, Faculty, and Staff at Meredith College, Wake Technical Community College, William Peace University, St. Augustine’s, St. Mary’s, and William Peace University. University student ID card from a CRC school required for checkout. A CRC borrowing card is required from faculty for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 15 day loan period
No renewals
5 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media No n/a
Teaching Media No n/a
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations No n/a
Building Access No n/a
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

RTP Employees

Eligibility: Individual whose place of employment has a zip code of 27709. Work ID or recent pay stub and $50 annual fee required to establish an account.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 15 day loan period
1 renewal
25 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) No 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media No n/a
Teaching Media No n/a
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations No n/a
Building Access No n/a
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members

Eligibility: Members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute . Wolfpack One ID Card or photo ID and 811 borrowing card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 15 day loan period
1 renewal
25 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations No n/a
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a

Temporary Staff

Eligibility: Individuals not permanently employed by NCSU. Wolfpack One ID Card required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 15 day loan period
1 renewal
25 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Yes Unity ID and password required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media Yes 1 week loan period
Teaching Media Yes 3 hour loan period
1 renewal
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations Yes Group study rooms
Room Reservation Guidelines
Building Access Yes Campus ID required
Print / Copy / Scan YesPrinting and copying can only be paid for with an Allcampus account (not needed to scan).

Government Employee

Eligibility: Individuals working for the federal government or state, city, or county government North Carolina. Government ID, a recent pay stub, and a $50 annual fee required for checkout.

Privilege Included? Policies
Books Yes 15 day loan period
1 renewal
25 checkouts allowed
Bound Serial Volumes (Hill and Hunt) Yes 2 hour loan period
No renewals
Bound Serial Volumes (branch libraries) No Library use only
Reserve Material / Textbook Collection No n/a
Off-site Electronic Access Limited Borrower ID and PIN required
Tech Devices No n/a
Circulating Media No n/a
Teaching Media No n/a
Video Games No n/a
Tripsaver: Interlibrary Loan No n/a
TRLN Direct No n/a
Room Reservations No n/a
Building Access No n/a
Print / Copy / Scan Non/a