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The Library is open to the public during regular library hours, and area residents are welcome to use the library as long as they respect library rules. Public borrowers should understand that the Library's primary mission is to serve the students, faculty, and staff of North Carolina Wesleyan College. North Carolina Wesleyan College students, faculty, and staff always have priority. Library staff will assist public users if this service does not interfere with the staff's obligations in support of the instructional program of the College. The Library reserves the right to deny or revoke privileges to public borrowers for any reason, but in particular for disruptive behavior, inappropriate use of library resources, or excessive late return or loss of materials.

1. Free borrowing privileges are available to public users with active cards at Braswell Memorial Public Library. Other residents of Nash or Edgecombe County who are at least 18 years old may obtain a borrower's card by joining Friends of the Library at a cost of $25.00 for one year. To obtain a membership, an individual must present a valid North Carolina driver's license or identification card with the current mailing address. If the individual does not have a valid NC drivers license or identification card, another current photo ID may be substituted. If the license or ID does not show the current address, the individual may present (with the license or photo ID) two items of mail showing the individual's name and current mailing address. Public borrowers are expected to keep the Library informed of their current telephone number, mailing address, and e-mail address.

2. Books may be borrowed for three weeks and may be renewed twice except the Popular Reading which circulates tothe public for 2 weeks and may be renewed twice. Because of the limited size of the collection, public borrowers are limited to five books on loan at onetime. Public borrowers are responsible for all overdue fines and any charges incurred, including replacement costs and processing fees for lost materials.

3. All Library users are expected to honor the rules of the Library and to conduct themselves in a manner that respects the rights of Library staff and other Library users. Rules of behavior have been adopted to assure the comfort and protection of users and staff. These rules will be courteously, but firmly, enforced by Library staff. Public borrowers should recognize that students always have priority and should willingly relinquish Library computers and resources if asked to do so.

4. Library computers may be used by public borrowers according tothe rules defined by the library's Computer and Internet Use Policy. The policy limits public borrowers, Friends of the Library, and alumni to 2 hours of computer use per day. At all times, NC Wesleyan College students, faculty, and staff have priority in the use of library computers.

5. Interlibrary loan privileges may be extended to public borrowers who are members of the Friends of the Library. They must pay all fees charged by lending libraries, and a minimum fee of $3.00 to cover the charges incurred through the OCLC Interlibrary Loan System.

6. Retired North Carolina Wesleyan College faculty and staff members may obtain free borrowers cards.

7. North Carolina Wesleyan College Alumni may obtain free borrowers cards. The library grants alumni status only to those students who havereceived diplomas from North Carolina Wesleyan College and whose library accounts are in good standing. Alumni may use library computers, but must also abide by the library's Computer and Internet Use Policy.

8. Agreements have been executed with East Carolina University, ECPI College of Technology, Miller-Motte Technical College, Mount Olive College,and Shaw University to allow their students to use the North Carolina Wesleyan College Library. These students must provide appropriate photo ID's and current information including address and home, office, and cell telephone numbers to obtain borrowers cards. Participating students are expected to abide by all rules of the library and to pay any fees for overdue or lost materials.