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 letter of employment.
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.
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.
Faculty and Staff will need to have Captains Cash on their CNU ID's in order to print or photocopy in the library. As little as $1.00 (in cash) can be added at the Captains Cash Kiosk in the 24/7 Room in the Library. Printing and copying costs are $.06 per black & white page and $.15 per color page. Scanning to email is available for $.06 per page. Printing instructions are available at the Reference Desk. Captains Cash can also be used in Einstein's Cafe.