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Library FAQ

What are the library's summer hours?

Summer hours begin Monday, May 24.
Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Are masks required in the library?

Yes, masks are required to be worn at all times while visiting the library.

Will library capacity be limited?

Yes, we have moved/removed chairs and blocked off access to carrels to maintain 6 feet of social distance.

library carrels blocked off with painter's tape

Can I print?

Yes, but please limit occupancy in the printer room to two people at a time.

How do I get research help?

Virtual reference is available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday via Blackboard Collaborate.

To make an appointment, email or call Caitlin Swift (919-865-5871, or Adrienne Dewitt (919-865-5973,

Can I check out library materials?

Yes. Place a request in the catalog and pick up your item(s) at the circulation desk.

What about books on reserve?

The loan period for books on reserve has been increased to 24 hours so you may take the book home. Because of the shorter loan period, reserve books are not available for contact-free pickup.

Can I book a study room?

Yes, study rooms can still be reserved, but occupancy is limited to one person per room.