Community and Cooperative Borrowing Policy

Community and Cooperative Borrowing Policy

Atkins Library is happy to offer services to our community!  Alumni, Retirees, and members of various educational cooperatives can request library access.  More information is below and you can also call the Atkins Library circulation desk at 704.687.0491 or email


ALUMNI      No charge for Library privileges if card-carrying member of UNCC Alumni Association  

If not a member, can purchase Community privileges
UNCC RETIRED EMPLOYEE No charge for Library privileges

Please bring in retirement documentation
COMMUNITY      $50/year membership fee for NC residents, 18 years of age and older.  
CHARLOTTE AREA EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM (CAEC)      Faculty/staff from member schools
Must present ID and CAEC card from home institution 

Expires on date assigned by user's school

UNC SYSTEM COOPERATIVE     Faculty, staff or student from any school in the UNC system  

Patron must present ID from home institution

Expires at end of current semester

Click here for more information about the UNC System Cooperative
FACULTY/STAFF FAMILY      Spouses and children (must be at least 13 years old) of UNC Charlotte Faculty/Staff member

One year expiration date.

PROXY      Faculty appointed Proxy Borrowers  

Application available online or at the Circulation Desk  

Faculty determine expiration date.

SPECIAL PERMISSION      Visiting scholars or individuals working with Faculty on projects or grants

Must be authorized by Patron Services Coordinator




ID Cards are not transferable
Maximum of 6 items checked out at one time
Loan period is 21 days.  If item is not overdue and has not been recalled, it may be renewed 2 times by calling the Circulation Desk at 704-687-0491 .
Fines are charged for items not returned when due.  Any unpaid fine results in suspension of Library privileges.
Materials on Reserve may only be used in the Library.
All items are subject to recall by another user.  The guaranteed loan period is 21 days.
Interlibrary Loan service is only available to UNCC Faculty, Staff, Students and to other libraries.