Your CNU ID card serves as your library card. The CNU ID allows check out of materials and remote access to the Library’s electronic resources. CNU ID cards may be obtained at the David Student Union Welcome Desk, with a valid photo ID and class schedule or nametag, and cost $1.
You will need to stop at the Library Circulation Desk to register your card in order to access the Library's electronic resources.
Students, Staff, and Lifelong Learners
Note: Maximum number of items checked out at a time is 50.
|Type of Material||Loan Period||Maximum Renewals
|Fines Per Item*|
|Circulating Books||30 days||2||No overdue fines*|
|Media (DVDs & BluRays)||7 days||1||$1.00 per day|
|Media-CDs||30 days||2||No overdue fines|
|Media-Equipment||2 days||1||$2.00 per day|
|Media-Short Term Loan||4 hours||1||$0.50 per hour|
|Media-Laptops||4 hours||1||$2.00 per hour|
|Media Reserves||4 hours||0||$0.50 per hour|
|Reserves-Hourly||2, 24, or 48 hours,
depending on the item
|0||$0.50 per hour|
|Reserves-Daily||5, 7, 14, or 30 days,
depending on the item
|0||$1.00 per day|
*Overdue fines are not charged for Circulating Books.
However, if overdue more than 60 days, patrons will be charged for
the item replacement cost, along with a $25 non-refundable billing/processing fee.
If material is returned after the bill is issued, the patron will be charged a $10 billing fee.
Community patrons must obtain a Printing Card from the Main Circulation Desk. In order to print, a minimum of $1.00 needs to be added to the card via credit card at the Captains Cash Kiosk in the Computer Help Desk Room of the Library in order to use the Library printing system. Funds are added as Captains Cash. Printing and copying costs are $.06 per black & white page and $.15 per color page. Scanning to email is available for $.06 per page. Patrons must be signed in to one of the four guest computers and enter the card number when printing.
As a CNU student, faculty, or staff member you are able to borrow materials from libraries at other area colleges and universities that belong to the Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for Higher Education. BEFORE you go to another library, you must fill out a short VTC application and obtain a borrower card at the Circulation Desk in the Trible Library. You must present the VTC borrower card and your CNU ID at a member institution library in order to borrow materials. The VTC cards are good for one semester.
The VIVA Cooperative Borrowing Program allows students, faculty, and staff at CNU to go to participating libraries to borrow materials on-site. The link contains a list of VIVA Member institutions, their status in this program, and what is required to verify current student, faculty, or staff status once you get there.