Circulation

Borrowing Privileges

 

Affiliation

Cost

Card Used

Students, Faculty, Staff of WCU, ASU, UNCA

Free

Valid University ID

North Carolina Residents, Alumni, Patrons affiliated with, but not employed by WCU

$10/annually

NC Resident Borrower's Card

NC Resident Borrowers may check out books and music CDs from the general collection. DVDs, ABC Express and Interlibrary Loan services are not included.

Teachers employed at a SUTEP Partnership School Free

NC Resident Borrowers Card

Must present school identification card with picture, or other proof of current employment and valid picture identification card.

All other patrons are invited to join the Friends of the Library (over age 16)

$25/annually

Friends of the Library Borrower's Card

Students, Faculty, Staff of all UNC Campuses

Free

Must be verified in home library patron system

UNC Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

 

Checking Out Items

Hunter Library materials are to be brought to the Circulation Desk to be checked out. Reserve items, materials ordered via ABC Express service, and Interlibrary Loan materials may also be picked up and checked out at the Circulation Desk.

A valid WCU ID Card or Borrower's Card must be presented for ALL materials to be checked out, including reserve items.

A student may check out materials for a faculty member by applying for a proxy card. The faculty member assumes full responsibility for the return of the materials or payment if the materials are lost or damaged.

Materials from the Media Collection are to be brought to the Circulation Desk to be checked out. Learn more about the Media Collection.

Loan Periods

 

Books and documents in the General Collection

Students, North Carolina Residents, Alumni, Patrons affiliated with, but not employed by WCU, Friends of the Library:
3 weeks (when there are less than 3 weeks remaining in the semester, due date will be the last day of the semester)

Graduate Students: Entire Semester

Faculty and Staff: Six months

Leisure Collection, Children's Collection

3 weeks for all borrowers

Media (CDs, Videos, DVDs), Maps

1 week for all borrowers

 Course Reserves  2 hours to 1 week (loan period is determined by Faculty who places the material on Reserve)

 

Renewals

Most materials can be renewed online. Renewals are not available by phone or email.

Most materials may be renewed three times, unless another patron has put a hold on that material.

Leisure Reading Collection books and media materials may be renewed only once.

Overdue Materials

 

Material Type

Fine

Maximum Fine

Grace Period

Regular Circulating Material

Students, North Carolina Residents, Alumni, Patrons affiliated with, but not employed by WCU, Friends of the Library:
$0.20 per day, per item, after the grace period

Faculty & Staff:
No fine

$20.00 maximum per item

Undergraduates, Graduates, North Carolina Residents, Alumni, Patrons affiliated with, but not employed by WCU, Friends of the Library:
4 days

Honor Students:
14 days

ABC Express and Leisure Collection

All Patrons:
$0.20 per day, per item

 

4 days

Reserve Materials

All Patrons:
$0.50 per hour, per item

$50.00 maximum per item

No grace period

 

It is the responsibility of the borrower to note the due date of an item and to return it on time. To view the list of materials checked out to you and their due dates, log in to your library account

Courtesy notices (3 days before due date), overdue notices and statements of charges are emailed to your Westen Carolina University email address only with the subject line "Circulation Notices". Please read these notices - unpaid accounts are sent to the University One Stop Office on a regular basis and must be paid there.

All fines and fees for overdue materials for student, staff and faculty are payable in-person at the OneStop service center at 119 Killian Annex or online. There may be a delay of one to three business days before library charges are posted to your OneStop account.

Recalls

Any WCU students, faculty or staff member may recall material that is currently checked out. ALL materials, checked out by ANY patron, are subject to recall.

You may request a recall at the Circulation Desk. We will notify the current patron that this item has been recalled and it may have an earlier due date. Once it has been returned, we will send you an email notice, letting you know that the item is on the hold shelf at the Circulation Desk.

Each patron is entitled to keep an item for a minimum of 3 weeks from the original check out date, before it is eligible for recall.

EXCEPTION: Items recalled by Reserves are due back IMMEDIATELY.

If you receive a recall notice, please return the item promptly to the Circulation Desk by the due date. Recalled items CANNOT be renewed.

Lost/Damaged Items

The charge for a lost item is the replacement cost for the item plus a $20 processing fee.

If you pay for a lost item, and return it within one year of the due date, you may be eligible for a refund of the replacement cost; however, the $20 processing fee is non-refundable.

Damaged materials will be billed according to the amount and type of damage.

Privacy

What a person reads is a private matter. Hunter Library will not reveal to others who has borrowed a particular item or who is on a waiting list for an item.

Reserves

Reserve items usually check out for in-library use only, and for short periods of time, so that many people may use the same resources. Many items are now available electronically.

Course Reserves

 

Printing, Photocopying and Other Services

  • Lost and Found - Ask at the Circulation Desk.
  • Flash Drives Available for Checkout

    24 hour reserve checkout for University faculty, staff & students only. Overdue fine is $0.50 per hour.

  • Study Rooms:

    Study rooms on the Ground Floor are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They cannot be reserved or booked in advance.

    A limited number of Faculty Studies are available. Applications may be completed at the Circulation Desk. Studies are assigned through the Library Administrative Office.

    Graduate Study rooms are also available. Applications may be completed at the Circulation Desk. Studies are assigned through the Library Administrative Office.

  • Printing:

    Printing services are available in the Technology Commons on the ground floor of Hunter Library. Printers use WCU’s campus-wide pay-for-print system called PAW Print.  Printing costs are $0.05 per black/white page, $0.25 per color page.

    Payment must be made using your CatCard ("CatCash"). You can charge your CatCard with funds using the Add Value machine in the Technology Commons. You can also add funds to your CatCard online, although there may be a delay before the transfer becomes effective.

    If you have questions or problems with the photocopiers or printers, please ask for help at the Technology Commons Desk. More information on PAW Print.

  • Photocopiers: 

Photocopy service is available in the Technology Commons on the ground floor of Hunter Library. Copies are $0.10 per black/white page and $0.50 per color page.

Payment must be made using your CatCard ("CatCash"). You can charge your CatCard with funds using the Add Value machine in the Technology Commons. You can also add funds to your CatCard online, although there may be a delay before the transfer becomes effective.

Photocopiers can also be used to scan pages and send them to an email address free-of-charge; instructions are posted next to the machine, or you can ask for assistance with this at the Technology Commons Desk.

  • Microfilm and Microfiche Readers:

    Microfilm and Microfiche Readers are available in the Reference area on the main floor of Hunter Library. The cost of printing is $0.05 per page with CatCard.

    On select readers you can scan film or fiche materials and then email the scan.  Ask for assistance with this at the Reference Desk.

    If you have questions or problems with the film or fiche readers, please ask for help at the Circulation or Reference Desks.

 

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