Loan Policies for Community Members & Visitors

Item Type

Loan Period


Overdue Fines & Rates

Circulating Collection Books

30 days

6 item limit; 1 renewal; Graphic Novel collection is limited to Catawba-affiliated patrons only


Popular Reading Books

21 days

5 item limit; no renewals




In-Library Use Only

$1.00/hour - $10.00 max.

Reference, Periodicals, Archives, Government Documents


In-Library Use Only


Checkout Items
If there’s something in particular you’d like to find, you can search our catalog for the availability and location of the item before arriving. However, our Help Desk staff members are available to help with catalog searches, and locating an item. Once you’ve found the item(s) you want, bring it to the Help Desk with your Pleiades card (you must register as a Community Borrower to receive this card), and a staff member will check the item(s) out to you. All circulating books have 30-day checkout periods, and Popular Reading books have 21-day checkout periods. Alternatively, if you’d like to check out headphones while you are in the library, bring your library card to the desk, and a staff member will checkout headphones for a two-hour period. Please note that the following items are not available for Community Borrower checkouts: DVDs, laptops, Omni Chargers, reserve items, Graphic novels/comics, Reference books, periodicals, Government Documents, microfiche/microfilm, or archival materials. Community users also do not have access to interlibrary loan services or off-campus resource access.

Return Items
If the library is open to the public, bring your items to a staff member at the Help Desk. If the library is closed, an outdoor book drop is located at the library entrance to your left, right before you enter the library. A staff member will retrieve the items when the library reopens.

Renew an Item
You can ask for a renewal in-person or over the phone. We do allow one renewal per Circulating item checkout (Popular Reading items cannot be renewed), but the item must be returned by the renewal due date. If you’d like to check the item out again, please allow 48 hours before checking out the item again. Please note that if a Catawba-affiliated patron requests this item, it may be recalled (requested for immediate return) for their use.

Contact Us

Corriher-Linn-Black Library

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Closed through June 9
Please contact us during work hours at

320 Faculty Staff Cir
Salisbury, NC 28144
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This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code).

Contact Constance Grant for more information about government documents