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The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Library has over 7 million books and thousands of electronic journals.  You can retrieve books at Davis or any other campus library.  You can access all electronic resources from on- or off-campus!

Here’s how to get started using UNC Library resources.

Borrowing Books

Step 1: Get a OneCardonecard

  • A valid UNC ID card (known as a One Card) is required to borrow books.
  • Only those affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (current faculty, staff or students) can get a OneCard.
  • If you’re not formally affiliated with UNC, here are some options.
  • Here’s how to get a One Card.

Step 2: Activate Your OneCard

  • Once you’ve gotten your OneCard, register your card at Davis Library so you can borrow books.
  • Questions? Call Davis Circulation at 962-1053.

Off-campus Access to Library Resources

  • Everyone affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill icon-LargeCoolOnyen2(current faculty, staff or students) can use library resources off-campus. An ONYEN is required to access library databases from off-campus.
  • Before you register, you need to know your PID.
  • Register for your Onyen at https://onyen.unc.edu/

Common Questions