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Faculty & Staff Services: Circulation

Find information on services available to CNU Faculty & Staff.


Have a question about checking out books?

Contact the Circulation Desk at

(757) 594-7133  or

Renew Books & other materials

Loan Periods, Limits, & Fines

Faculty / Adjunct Faculty
Note: Maximum number of items checked out at a time is 100.

Type of Material Loan Period Maximum Renewals
Per Item
Fines Per Item
Circulating Books 120 days 2 None*
Media (DVDs & BluRays) 7 days 2 None*
Media-CDs 120 days 2 None*
Media-Equipment 2 days 1 None*
Media-Short Term Loans 4 hours 1 None*
Media-Laptops 4 hours 1 None*
Media Reserves 4 hours 0 None*
Reserves-Hourly 2, 24, or 48 hours,
depending on the item
0 None*
Reserves-Daily 5, 7, 14, or 30 days,
depending on the item
0 None*

* Faculty are not charged overdue fines on items.
However, they are responsible for paying replacement costs if the item is lost.

VTC Card and VIVA Cooperative Borrowing

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.

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