07 NCAC 02h .0103          Access and Circulation

(a)  Access and use of the Library's resource collections varies according to user profile, resource format, and circulation status of materials, as determined by the State Librarian.

(b)  The Library shall provide State employees and the general public online access to digital resources in its collections using search and retrieval technologies that are accessible and usable by all.

(c)  Certain printed materials in the Library's collections are designated non-circulating and shall not be used outside the Library. Non-circulating items include general reference materials, permanent depository copies of State documents, rare books, vertical file materials, periodicals, print newspapers, and the genealogy reference collection.

(d)  State employees may borrow materials from the Library's circulating print, microform, and audiovisual collections for use outside the library. Non-State employees may borrow print, microform, and audiovisual materials from the Library through interlibrary loan at their local libraries, or they can use the material within the State Library.

(e)  If any borrower loses or damages Library material charged in the borrower's name, the borrower is responsible for the cost of replacing the material. Library borrowing privileges shall be withheld until payment is made.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 125-2; 143B-10;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.