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Non-University Borrowers' Privileges

The F.D. Bluford Library serves more than just the faculty, staff and students of the University. Here are the borrowing privileges we extend to others in our community and region.

Non-University borrowers who return borrowed books late will lose their borrowing privileges. All fines and fees accrued must be paid before additional books may be checked out.

Special Borrowers

The following groups of people may apply for a Special Borrower library card:

  • Members of the Board of Trustees
  • Members of the Board of Visitors
  • Retired University faculty and staff
  • Public school teachers in Guildford County

Applicants must apply to the Head of Public Services or other delegates with the presentation of satisfactory identification (current address, telephone number, driver's license and employment verification).

The Special Borrower library card is valid for one (1) year. A maximum of five (5) books may be checked out at one time. A charge of $3.00 will be assessed for replacement cards.

Consortium Students

Students who are currently enrolled in, and in good standing with Bennett College, Greensboro College, Guildford College, Guilford Technical Community College, or the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and are cross-registered at North Carolina A&T State University may be granted borrowing privileges upon verification of enrollment together with an identification card from their home institution.

The home institution and the borrower will be notified of overdue or lost books.

TALA Borrowing Agreement

Member libraries of the Triad Academic Library Association have a borrowing agreement. See our page on the agreement for more details.

Local Colleges (Students, Faculty & Staff)

Students, faculty and staff from other colleges and community colleges in Greensboro may borrow books upon verification of enrollment at their own institutions and with proper identification. Each loan is valid for a one-time only use and is subject to overdue fines and the rules and regulations of the F.D. Bluford Library.

Early College Students

Students enrolled in the Early College Program must present valid University identification at the Circulation Desk before checking out items. The checkout limit is a maximum of 10 books at a time.

Middle College Students

Middle College students may only use books in the Library, no checkouts are allowed.

Secondary School Students

Secondary school students may use materials in the Library.

The General Public

Citizens in the community who are not enrolled in secondary school, college or university and who have needs for materials unavailable through the services of the Greensboro Public Library should request a written referral from a librarian at one of the Public Library's locations in order to borrow material at the Bluford Library.

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Sunday, March 6, 2022 
Sunday 1pm to 1am
Monday through Thursday 8am to 1am
Friday 8am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 7pm