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Using the Library: UNC Reciprocal Borrowing

UNC Reciprocal Borrowing

Current students at other UNC System Universities can establish free lending privileges at UNCA. These privileges include:

Students at other UNC System Universities are welcome to visit our campus and peruse our print collections and many of our online resources online. Remote access to UNCA online resources is restricted to current UNCA students, faculty and staff, but other UNC System Students should have remote access to the online collections of their own university's libraries by logging in through their own main library webpage portals. 

Public workstations are available on all three floors of the library. UNC Asheville students have priority use of library computers, and others may only have limited access during busy periods.

Students of other UNC System Universities may check out items from any of our circulating collections, such as our UNCA General Collection. 

In order to print or make copies, you will need to purchase and add funds to a Community Print Card. You can do this at the Circulation Desk. 

To set up borrowing privileges: First come to the Circulation Desk where we will have you authenticate your home institution status using the links below, and then we will create an account for you. 

Choose your campus from the list below:

UNCA Students:

UNCA​ students, faculty, and staff are also entitled to borrowing privileges at other libraries in the UNC system. UNCA users must present their UNCA OneCard in order to check out books from cooperating libraries.

Upon presenting your OneCard, the cooperating library is authorized to access your patron record at UNCA library for currency and status. Policies of the lending library will apply when circulating their materials to you.

UNCA students, faculty, and staff may return other UNC system library books to Ramsey Library at UNCA.

Ask at the Circulation Desk (828.251.6336) in Ramsey Library for additional information about this service.