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Can I access library materials if I am not affiliated with UNC?

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2016  |  605 Views

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There are several ways to access library materials if you are not currently affiliated with the university:

·        In-Library Use: Anyone is welcome to use library resources when we are open.  Most of our electronic resources are available for use at one of several public terminals on the first floor of the library. Ask for a log in code at the main desk on the first floor.

·        Borrowing Privileges: For a yearly fee of $25, North Carolina residents are able to purchase a borrower’s card that allows card-holders to check out circulating materials from campus libraries. There are reciprocal arrangements for students at NC Community Colleges, UNC System Schools and TRLN Universities. The Borrowing Card fee is waived for UNC Chapel Hill Alumni with verification of membership in the General Alumni Association.

·        AHEC Digital Library: Friends of the Health Sciences Library at a certain donation level can gain access to the AHEC Digital Library. The AHEC Digital Library is a suite of 5 clinical and research databases, over 900 full-text journals, and over 60 full-text books.

·        Request a Copy: Book chapters and journal articles in volumes owned by the Health Sciences Library may be ordered and delivered to your desktop. Fees start at $8 for individual and non-profit users.

·        Loansome Doc: Articles indexed in PubMed may be ordered and delivered to your desktop. Fees start at $8 for individual and non-profit users. Users must register through the National Library of Medicine and sign a copyright agreement with the Health Sciences Library prior to using this service.

·        NC Health Info: NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. Links on NC Health Info are selected and maintained by North Carolina librarians. 

·        NC Live:  NC Live is a service offered state-wide through local public, community college, or academic libraries. It is an online library of e-books, magazines, newspapers, journals, media, and databases, accessible via library websites and Topics covered in the resources range from careers, business, and investing, to auto repair, health, history, and genealogy. Passwords are available to individual borrowers at NC public libraries. If you are physically located at one of the 200 member libraries across the state, then you will not need a password to access the resources. If, however, you would like to access the NC Live resources from home, you will need talk to your local public library to see if you are eligible for an account.


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