Borrowing Materials

Most members of the Rowan-Cabarrus community can borrow materials using their ID cards. Other patrons can obtain a Borrower’s Card to check out books.

Borrowing privileges, such as loan periods and item limits, vary slightly by patron type.

If an item isn’t returned or renewed when it is returned, it will be overdue and may incur a fine. You could also be charged for lost and damaged items. See the Frequently Asked Questions for details.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who may borrow materials?
Students, faculty, and registered community borrowers may borrow materials from the Library. Learn more…
What do I need to borrow materials?
All students and faculty must present a valid Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ID in order to borrow materials. Community borrowers must present their library card and a valid photo ID.
How long may I borrow materials?
The typical loan period for a book is 3 weeks, but loan periods and library privileges differ depending on your affiliation with the college.
What happens if I return materials after the due date?
Fines are charged for overdue materials based on the user’s affiliation with the college and the type of material borrowed. Overdue notices are sent via email as a courtesy reminder.
Can I renew or place a hold on materials?

Materials may be renewed according to the borrower type, providing the items are not requested by other Library users. Renewals may be done in person, by telephone, or by accessing “My Account ” through the Library’s online catalog.

A user may be placed on a waiting list for a book that is currently on loan by placing a hold on that item.  Users are able to place holds on materials by using the “Book Delievery Request” or by calling/visiting the Circulation Desk.

What do I use as credentials to login into "My Library Account?"

The credentials to sign in to “My Account” to renew Library items are your library account number and your four-digit pin. Your Library account number can be constructed in the following format:  23018- “Student ID number” (e.g. 23018-0985671). Your default pin is set as the two-digit month and two-digit day of your birth date (e.g. I was born on March 4th.  My pin would be 0304). You do not put any information in the alternate ID box.

What happens if I lose or damage materials while on loan?

The borrower is responsible for lost materials or equipment.  Please contact the Library as soon as you think you have lost the material. All lost books are billed at $75.00 per book per the Library’s lost and damaged policy.

What should I do if I disagree with a charge or fine?

A Borrower may appeal if he/she believes Library charges are mistakenly assessed or extenuating circumstances warrant reduction or cancellation of the charges. Appeals should be made within 30 calendar days of the original Library charge. The borrower should read the instructions for filing an appeal and submit the appeal form if they disagree with any Library charges or fees.