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General Policies

  • To ensure an atmosphere conducive to study, it is expected that students limit conversation and show consideration for others. Tables are marked for quiet, moderate, or collaborative noise levels.
  • Please silence cell phones and other electronic devices.
  • Snacks and beverages with closed lids are allowed. 
  • Electronic cigarettes are not allowed.
  • Visitors should report to the Circulation Desk.
  • The LRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Circulation Policies

  • A valid CCCC ID and library barcode are required to check out materials.
  • Materials circulate for three weeks and may be renewed twice.
  • Items may be returned to the circulation desk or book drops located at both LRC entrances.
  • There are no overdue fines, but patrons are responsible for the cost of lost or damaged items. Unpaid charges will prevent additional checkouts, future registration, and graduation.
  • Headphones are available for use in the library. Sound must not be audible to others.


  • General Collection is located on the 2nd floor and may be checked out at the circulation desk.
  • Popular Fiction is located on the first floor and may be checked out at the circulation desk.
  • Audiobooks and DVDs are located on the first floor and may be checked out at the circulation desk.
  • Graphic Novels are located on the first floor and may be checked out at the circulation desk.
  • Reference materials are located on the first floor and may be used in the library only.
  • Reserve textbooks are located at the circulation desk and may be used in the library for two-hour intervals.
  • Sound Recordings are available on the second floor and may be checked out at the circulation desk.
  • Popular magazines and recent academic journals are located in the reading area on the first floor. Back issues of academic journals can be requested at the circulation desk.
  • Microfilm can be requested at the circulation desk.
  • eBooks are available from NC Live. See a librarian for assistance.


  • Computers and printers are available for enrolled Coastal and UNCW students. Students can log on with their 7-digit Coastal ID number. Priority for computer use is for academic research and school assignments.
  • Reference assistance is available by requesting a librarian in the LRC or by scheduling a research appointment from the Book-a-Librarian link on the LRC website.
  • Group study rooms are located on the first floor and must be reserved at the circulation desk.
  • Handicapped study room is located on the first floor and is reserved for students with special needs.
  • Interlibrary loans may be placed through the CCLINC online catalog for materials not owned by Coastal. Information about how to place a hold and renew materials can be found on the LRC webpage.
  • Photocopiers are located on the first floor at a cost of 10 cents per page.
  • Scanner and fax machines are located on the first floor. These services are free to Coastal students and staff.
  • Information literacy instruction is provided by the LRC librarians. Faculty may schedule sessions by calling 910-938-6237 or by submitting an online request form on the LRC webpage.

Reserve Materials

Faculty may place specific books on reserve for individual courses. Check your syllabus or with your instructor to determine if the item is on reserve. All reserve items can be checked out with a library barcode at the circulation desk and are to be used ONLY in the LRC for two hours. Promptly returning reserve materials is extremely important so that other students may have access to the materials.


Interlibrary Loans

Students may borrow materials not available at Coastal through CCLINC Interlibrary Loan. This service allows users to borrow circulating materials from other participating libraries. Interlibrary loan requests may be submitted through the CCLINC online catalog. Patrons will be notified by email or phone when the item are available for pick up. For more information on how to place an interlibrary loan request, see our how-to guide here.



Browse our subject and course-related LibGuides for help with research in specific subjects or classes.


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