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

Answered By: HSL Ask Us Librarians
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2021     Views: view

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. Due to Covid-19 precautionsm, non-affiliated users can join the UNC Guest wifi network from anywhere on campus and access our subscriptions.  Anyone visiting the library must bring their own devices, as our computers are not available at this time.
  • 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.
  • 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 www.nclive.org. 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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