Borrowing UNCG Library Print Materials --
Community Borrowers, UNCG Retirees, Alumni, & Other Non-UNCG Patrons

Identifications Requirements
Who Can Register to Borrow
Loan Periods & Limits
Renewals
Electronic Resource Access
Questions

Identification Requirements

  • All applicants/borrowers must present valid photo ID at the time of registration/borrowing. Accepted forms include valid driver’s licenses, state ID cards, military IDs, passports, and IDs from schools at which the applicant is currently enrolled or employed.
  • IDs presented with unrecognizable photos require additional photo ID.
  • IDs are not transferrable.
  • Public and private school students who do not have photo IDs must have a teacher, parent or guardian with photo ID present.
  • Additional requirements for each type of borrower may be included below under Who Can Register to Borrow.

Who Can Borrow

  • Retired UNCG Faculty and Staff Members

    Faculty and staff members who retired from state service while working at UNCG may continue to borrow and receive the same loan periods and renewals as current employees. No registration is required; just visit the library with photo ID in hand.
  • For the borrower account types listed below

    All borrower account types listed below provide privileges for borrowing print materials from the Jackson and Harold Schiffman Music Libraries. They do not include off site access to electronic resources. Please see our Electronic Resource Access policy for more information. Other than the Community Borrower Program, they require no registration fee. Please review the account types for no fee solutions before considering the Community Borrower Program. We suggest also that you review the Loan Periods & Limits chart below to determine what the each type is eligible to borrow and for how long.

    To apply for a print borrowing account, fill out the online Patron Registration Form. Your request will be reviewed, and you will receive an email (from checkout@uncg.edu) with instructions and information. For the Community Borrower Program, fee payment, as described below, is also required.

  • Alumni

    Alumni of UNCG may register via the Community Borrower Program ... see information below.
  • Community Borrower Program

    Community members aged 18 or older may borrow upon payment of a $35 annual fee that supports the Libraries’ collections. To obtain or renew a Community Borrower account follow these steps:
    • 1. Submit a contactless online Patron Registration Form. Wait for a response from checkout@uncg.edu before proceeding to step 2.
    • 2. Pay the fee online using the secure "Pay Annual Fee Online" button below with Visa or Mastercard. Save the email confirmation of payment. Program participation begins on the day payment is made.
    • 3. New Account Request: Come to the Check Out Desk in Jackson Library and present your confirmation of payment and a valid state or federally issued photo ID. Your borrowing account will be created while you wait.
    • 4. Existing Account Renewal: Library staff will contact you (from checkout@uncg.edu) to confirm payment, or you can present confirmation of payment at the Check Out Desk.
    For further information contact the Jackson Library Checkout Desk at checkout@uncg.edu or 336.334.5304.

  • Family Members of Current UNCG Faculty and Staff

    Spouses, domestic partners and dependent children of current UNCG faculty and staff members may register. Reasonable proof of relationship must be provided. The employee should visit us with the family member or contact us to make arrangements prior to the family member visiting.
  • Greensboro Public Library Referrals

    Patrons of the Greensboro Public Library in need of materials that are unavailable there may apply at the GPL main branch for a written letter of referral. Referrals are limited to two items and must include exact titles.
  • Other Colleges and Universities

    Current students and employees with library accounts in good standing from institutions listed below may be eligible to borrow:

    Davidson County Community College – Before visiting current students should inquire at the home library about referral letters. Current faculty, staff and administrators are required to present proof of employment before registering.

    Guilford School of Theology – Current students, faculty and staff may register upon presentation of a valid Guilford School of Theology photo ID.

    OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program – Participants may register after presenting an OCLC program borrowing card obtained at their home library.

    Pfeiffer University – Current students, faculty and staff are required to present proof of enrollment/employment before registering.

    Randolph Community College – Current Spartan Passage students should tell us that they are in the program so that we can verify participation. Before visiting other current students should inquire at the home library about referral letters. Current faculty, staff and administrators are required to present proof of employment before registering.

    Rockingham Community College – Current Spartan Passage students should tell us that they are in the program so that we can verify participation. Before visiting other current students should inquire at the home library about referral letters. Current faculty, staff and administrators are required to present proof of employment before registering.

    Shaw University - High Point – Current students, faculty, and staff are required to present proof or enrollment/employment before registering.

    Triad Academic Library Association (TALA) Schools – Current students, faculty and staff of libraries participating in TALA are required to present proof of enrollment/employment before registering. See the TALA website for more information.

    University of Mount Olive – Current students, faculty, and staff and are required to present proof of enrollment/employment before registering.

    University of North Carolina System Schools Reciprocal Borrowing – Current students, faculty and staff from other University of North Carolina system schools are required to present proof of enrollment/employment before registering.

    Visiting Scholars engaged in study or research but not affiliated with an institution with which UNCG Libraries has a borrowing agreement may apply to the Head of Access Services for borrowing privileges.

  • Private Schools

    Current employees and/or students at the following private schools should inquire with the library or media center at the school before visiting to find out how to register: American Hebrew Academy, Greensboro Montessori School, Music Academy of NC, New Garden Friends School, Oak Ridge Military Academy.
  • Public Schools

    Guilford County School System Students and Employees; Guilford County Charter School Employees
    Current students in the Guilford County Schools System should inquire at their school Media Center before visiting about referral letters and the International Baccalaureate borrowing program. Current faculty, staff and administrators in the Guilford County Schools and Guilford County charter schools may register with proof of employment and may do so in the Michel Family Teaching Resources Center as well as at the Jackson Library Check Out Desk.
    Other Public School Systems, Charter Schools, and the Greensboro Chinese School
    Current public and charter school teachers and administrators in the following cities and counties as well as faculty of the Greensboro Chinese School may register with proof of employment and may do so in the Michel Family Teaching Resources Center as well as at the Jackson Library Check Out Desk: Alamance/Burlington Schools, Asheboro City Schools, Chatham County Schools, Davidson County Schools, Davie County Schools, Lexington City Schools, Mount Airy City Schools, Randolph County Schools, Rockingham County Schools, Stokes County Schools, Surry County Schools, Thomasville City Schools, Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Yadkin County Schools.

Loan Periods & Limits

Community Borrowers Other NonUNCG Patrons
General Stacks Books, Current Literature, Audiobooks, Paperbacks, Audio-Visual Materials, Young Adult Collection 30-day loans; 10 items on account at one time 30-day loans, 25 items on account at one time
Entertainment DVDs 14-day loans; 4 at any given time; counts towards total of 10 items on account at one time Not Eligible
Items on Reserve, Bound Journals, Current Periodicals, Newspapers, Instructional Films & Equipment, Technology Loans Not Eligible Not Eligible

Renewals

  • All borrowers may renew materials from the Stacks, Current Literature, Audiobook, Paperback, Audio Visual, and Young Adult/Graphic Novel collections up to 4 times. Renewals may be done online using My Library Account or in person with materials in hand at the service desk in the lending library. (View the Create a Password tutorial.)
  • Materials already renewed 4 times must be brought to the service desk of the lending library to extend additional renewals. (Online renewals and renewals at service desks both count towards the number of times an item can be renewed online.)
  • Renewing extends due dates from the date renewed, not the original date due.
  • Online renewals are not possible when:
    • The borrowers account has expired. No renewal due date will extend past the account expiration date.
    • When the borrower owes library fines or fees.
    • When specific items have been requested by other borrowers.
    • Items have been billed for replacement. (Billed items will be listed under the Charges tab of online accounts and must be returned to the lending library to renew.) See Library Fines and Fees for more information.

Electronic Resource Access

Access to the University Libraries' licensed electronic resources and databases is only available to NonUNCG patrons when using library-owned computers within Jackson Library and Harold Schiffman Music Library. Access to many online resources may be provided to NC residents by the State Library of North Carolina and other public libraries in NC via NC LIVE. For more information see our Database Access Policy.

Questions?

Please contact the Libraries if you have any questions or concerns. We will be glad to assist you.