Outdoor book return | Other libraries | Interlibrary loan | Copiers | Faculty Policies
Most library materials are loaned for a three-week period and may be renewed twice provided they are not needed by another patron. Some materials and most A/V materials have shorter loan periods. Be sure to check the date due slip in the back of borrowed materials for the exact due date.A valid Meredith Camcard must be presented to check out materials, including reserve items. Reference books, periodicals, and videotapes do not circulate out of the library building. Click here for faculty checkout policies.
You may renew library materials online, check due dates and fines using My Library Account.
Materials can be also be renewed in the library or over the phone (760-8532).
Reserve materials may be checked out from the circulation desk. Faculty specifies one of the following types of reserve for each item:
- STRICT — 3 hours in-library use only (check-out limit: 4 items)
- 24-HOUR — may be checked out overnight and due 24 hours after check-out (check-out limit: 2 items)
- THREE-DAY — to be returned within a 3-day period (check-out limit: 2 items)
To find a list of items on reserve for a course or instructor, please go to the Library catalog.
Students are responsible for the payment of fines for overdue items, including reserve materials, and for replacement costs of lost items. The fine is $0.10 per day for most items, $0.50 per hour for most reserve materials, $3.00 per day for overnight reserves, and $1.00 per day for circulating audio-visual items. Borrowing privileges are suspended for any student with total fines exceeding $3.00 and are reinstated when fines are paid. Click here for faculty overdue policies.
The fine for overdue reserve items is $0.50 per hour or any part of an hour.
If an item is checked out, you may request that it be held for you when it is returned. The two ways to do this are:
- Make a request over the phone (760-8531) or in person,
- Find the item in the library catalog, and click the "Hold" button near the top of the screen.
When library materials are checked out, they become the responsibility of the person who checks them out. Click here for faculty lost material policies. If a borrower is unable to return materials, regardless of the cause, they must pay the library for the lost materials. The library will charge the replacement cost of the item plus a $25.00 processing fee. The replacement cost will be determined, whenever possible, by consulting a standard reference source such as Books in Print, Music in Print, Amazon.com, manufacturers’ catalogs, etc. As a last resort, a default amount will be charged. Default amounts depend upon the type of material lost and are set by library administration. These defaults are:
- Most books and scores: $100
- Music curriculum materials: $200
- Videos: $200
- CDs: $200
- A/V Equipment,2 hour loan: $1,000
- A/V Equipment, 1 day loan: $2,000
An outdoor book return is conveniently located outside the Library entrance. To prevent damage, all audio-visual, reserve, and music materials MUST be returned inside the building.
Raleigh Academic Libraries (including NCSU): You may borrow in person from other college/university libraries in Raleigh. Pick up a CRC borrowing form at the Meredith library circulation desk. See Cooperating Raleigh Colleges for details.
Wake County Public Library: A WCPL library card is required. You can obtain a card from any WCPL branch.
All other libraries: For Duke, UNC, or any other library in the world, you need to go through the Meredith library Interlibrary Loan Department. See "Interlibrary Loans" below.
Photocopiers are available on the main and ground floors. Meredith ID card readers are attached to all photocopiers, and two copiers have coin options. Charges: $0.06/page with Meredith ID card, $0.10/page with cash (coins, $1.00 or $5.00 bills).
Refunds for machine-error photocopies are made by the accounting office in Johnson Hall. Ask at the circulation desk for more information.
Microform reader/printers are available in the microforms room. Printing on the reader/printers is free.
Change may be obtained at the circulation desk for use in library machines.
Most library materials loaned to faculty and staff are due in the first week of August. Materials loaned between July 1 and the first week of August are due in August of the following year. Videotapes and laser discs circulate for 14 days. A valid Meredith CamCard must be presented to check out materials, including reserve items.
Reference books and periodicals do not circulate out of the library building unless special permission is given by a staff member.
Although faculty and staff are not subject to overdue fines, charges for lost items will be assessed.
Meredith faculty and staff also have borrowing privileges at the other Cooperating Raleigh College libraries. Before the initial visit to the CRC library, the faculty/staff member must obtain an orange CRC Faculty/Staff card at the circulation desk in the Carlyle Campbell Library.
By presenting this card with Meredith IDat the circulation desk of any CRC library, the faculty/staff member will be allowed to check out materials. No white "CRC Library Loan Form" is required for faculty/staff. The policies of the CRC lending library govern these loans ... not the policies of the Carlyle Campbell Library.
The library supports faculty research projects by providing interlibrary loan photocopies for faculty at no charge (within interlibrary loan budget limitations).