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Using the Library: Alumni

Services for Alumni

Congratulations on your graduation from UNC Asheville!

Alumni may check out books at no cost. To obtain your Guest Borrower's Card, please fill out this form. Once your alumni status has been confirmed, the library will issue your library card!

Most UNC Asheville online resources are available to alumni while on campus and NC LIVE resources are available remotely to those who are NC residents.

Alumni Benefits

Your Guest Borrower's Card entitles you to check out up to 10 print materials at a time. The card in nontransferable and must be presented to check out items. The normal loan period is 30 days, although this may be shorter if the expiration of the card is prior to the end of the loan period.

The card provides borrowing privileges for:

Loan Period
General Collection 30 days
New Books 30 days
Juvenile Literature 30 days
Government Documents 30 days


Alumni may request up to 20 items per year via Interlibrary Loan. No more than 5 Interlibrary Loan items may be checked out at a time. 

The card does NOT provide:
ABC Express, DVD/VHSs and CDs, Software, Reserves, Journals and Current Periodicals, Curriculum Materials, Audio/Visual Equipment, and Off-campus access to electronic databases.

All check out/renewal privileges are blocked when the amount owed in fines/fees reaches or exceeds $1.00.

Renew/Return Items

Renew Items
You may bring materials with your borrower’s card to the Circulation Services Desk for renewal. You can also renew your print materials twice online. The cut-off date for online renewals is the due date of the item. After this time, items must be brought to the Circulation Services Desk for renewal. Recalled books cannot be renewed.

Return Items
Materials may be returned to the Circulation Services Desk or to the book drops outside the entrance of Ramsey Library, on University Heights next to Zeis Hall or by mail to: Circulation Services Desk; One University Heights Ramsey Library CPO # 1500; Asheville NC 28804-8504.