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Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical: Other Library Resources

Borrowing Materials from Shepard Library and Other Libraries

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All circulating books can be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. NCCU students, faculty and staff must present a NCCU ID to check out library materials. Shepard Library circulation policies are designed to permit prompt and equitable access to library materials. The staff is committed to meeting the research needs of the library's patrons. The Circulation staff will explain specific borrowing guidelines and fine policies.

Interlibrary Loan Services
Shepard Library can borrow materials from other libraries on behalf of its users.  If you need a book, journal article or other item which Shepard Library does not have, you can obtain items by placing an online interlibrary loan request. Create an an ILLiad account for yourself by clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions for "first time users."

TRLN Cooperative Library Lending Program

The TRLN Cooperative Library Lending Program is a lending agreement among the libraries of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN).

NCCU students, faculty and staff are eligible to borrow materials from these other libraries.

  • You will need to provide your NCCU Borrower ID number and your PIN number. (Your borrower ID is your BANNER # and your PIN is the number provided to you by your home library), You may obtain your PIN number at any time by contacting the Circulation Department at 919-530-6426.
ULAC Cooperative Library Borrowing Program
The Cooperative Library Lending Borrowing Program brings together the sixteen participating libraries of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina in a cooperative direct borrowing program that constitutes one aspect of a policy of broad sharing of library resources. You can find the list of participating libraries by clicking on the ULAC link above and scrolling down to ULAC Cooperative Library Borrowing Program. One is certainly near you!

  • NCCU students requesting borrowing privileges at a participating library must present a valid NCCU student ID card along with another form of photo ID.

Research Assistance

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Research Assistance
The Library offers assistance to students working on research papers, assignments and projects. Library Liaisons assist students in finding books and other materials using the Online Catalog, electronic databases, electronic journals, print indexes, abstracts, and other resources.

For assistance do one of the following:
  • Call (919) 530-7315.
  • E-mail the Information Literacy/Library Instruction Librarian.
  • Fill out a Research Help Request Form
  • Stop by the Information Literacy/Library Instruction Librarian's office, Room 224 in the Reference Department.
  • Library Liaisons The library's liaison program links a member of the library with an academic department or school. The liaison librarians:

    • Communicate with the department's faculty and students.
    • Provide information to faculty about library services and collections.
    • Coordinate the selection and ordering of books, periodicals, and other materials.
    • Provide information services in the department's discipline or subject area.

    Contact information for the Library Liaisons and their subjects can be found here.

    Subject Guides
    Web-based Subject Guides on a wide range of subject areas are designed to help you identify information resources relevant to your research, and provide a first step or additional resources. Click on the above link then select the subject you wish to research.