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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 Park 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 One Card

Sample One Card for Rameses Ram

  • 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 One Card.
  • If you’re not formally affiliated with UNC, you can get a Borrower’s Card from Davis Library.
  • Learn more at the One Card office website.

Step 2: Activate Your One Card

  • Once you’ve gotten your One Card, register your card at Davis Library so you can borrow books.
  • Questions? Call Davis Circulation at (919) 962-1053.

Off-campus Access to Library Resources

  • Everyone affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (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 Person ID (PID).
  • Register for your ONYEN at https://onyen.unc.edu/

Common Questions