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About the Library

The Carolina Population Center Library provides population-relevant information and resources to CPC researchers, the larger University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community, population scientists and policymakers, and research sponsors.


Lori Delaney, MLIS
Director of Research Communications & Library Services
Carolina Population Center
(919) 962-6157


Circulation Policy
Courier Services policy
Acquisitions Policy

Circulation Policy

The following policies apply to library materials housed in the Carolina Population Center (CPC) Library only. Reference materials and journals are available for in-library use and may be borrowed by CPC personnel for 24 hours.


CPC affiliates may borrow materials from the collection. Reference materials, bound journals and journal issues may be borrowed for 24 hours.

UNC-CH faculty, staff, and students may borrow Carolina Population Center (CPC) Library materials from the collection. A UNC One Card must be presented for identification. Materials are checked out on the patron’s UNC My Library account, and can be renewed.

Loan Periods:

UNC Faculty (including CPC Fellows): 180 days
UNC Graduate Students (including CPC Trainees): 90 days
UNC Undergraduate Students, UNC Staff, and other borrowers: 30 days

Returning Materials:

Materials can be returned to the CPC Library or to any other UNC library.

Materials from other UNC libraries can be returned to the CPC Library and will be routed via the Carolina BLU service to the home library.


Renewals can be requested via UNC’s My Library account for up to three additional loan periods if the item is not requested by another user.


All borrowed items are subject to recall after two weeks if requested by another user. Materials may be recalled immediately for a use deemed urgent by the library. Due date changes will be noted on recall notices and will supersede the original due date. If an item is not returned by the revised due date, fines will begin to accrue.

Overdue and Lost Materials:

It is the borrower’s responsibility to return all borrowed materials on time.

Grace Periods:
UNC Faculty members (including CPC Fellows) have a 13-day grace period from the date the item is due. On the 14th day, fines begin to accrue. All other users have a 3-day grace period from the due date of the item. Fines begin to accrue on the 4th day.

Books begin to accrue overdue charges at the rate of $0.50 per day per item after the grace period has expired. The maximum charge for regular overdue fines is $25.00 per item. Fines are to be paid to the CPC Library.

Grace periods do not apply to recall fines. Recall fines begin accruing 14 days after the date of recall, but not before the due date.

Lost items/Replacement fees:
Items are automatically declared Lost when 42 days past due. On the 43rd day, the CPC Library begins the process of replacing the item. Patrons are responsible for the replacement bill (usually $100 but sometimes more in the case of more expensive items), or patrons may provide a replacement copy plus a $25 processing fee to add the new copy to our collection. Replacement copies must be new books, not used, and the same edition or newer.

Courier service policy

The library courier borrows and returns books and obtains articles from other campus libraries. If an item is not available on campus, it is requested through Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB). Courier services are exclusively for CPC’s:

  • Fellows
  • Postdoctoral trainees
  • Visiting scholars
  • Predoctoral trainees working on fellow’s projects
  • Staff working on fellow’s projects

The library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in the judgment of the librarian, fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law.

Submitting Requests

Submit a courier request by emailing the citation information to

Most requests are filled in two days. Materials obtained from other libraries may take longer.

Delayed Requests

Library staff will notify you if a requested item cannot be obtained immediately. Possible reasons for delay, our action, and the delay time are stated below:

Problem Action Delay time
Already checked out Courier places a recall or an ILB (Interlibrary Borrowing) request. 2-4 weeks
Not held on campus Courier places an ILB (Interlibrary Borrowing) request. up to 2-4 weeks
Missing from shelf Courier checks again in a few days. If not found, request is made through ILB. up to 1 week, excluding ILB time
New item not yet on shelf Courier places a hold and contacts owning library to request that processing be expedited. 1-2 weeks

Returning Courier items

Return all courier materials to the CPC Library. The library courier returns all courier-obtained materials to campus libraries. Please do not return them to a campus library yourself.

Courier-obtained materials: Renewals, Fines, and Lost Materials

Renewals: Renewals can be requested if items are not overdue and/or not requested by someone else. To renew, contact the CPC Library. If an item is overdue, the lending campus library requires that the courier physically return it before renewal. Most materials can be renewed two times and then the courier must return the item to the library to be checked out again.

Fines: It is the requester’s responsibility to keep up with due dates. Fines and replacement charges on courier borrowed books are the requester’s responsibility. If you owe a fine, please give a check made out to the library from which the material was borrowed, or cash, to the CPC Library to settle your bill. You will receive a receipt. Following are fines:

Library Amount of FIne
Davis $0.50 day
Health Sciences $0.50 day
Departmental Libraries varies
Interlibrary Borrowed $2.00 day

Lost Materials: Replacement costs for lost or unreturned materials begin at $100 per item.

Acquisitions policy

The acquisitions policy is a guide for the selection of all new materials, including donations and acceptance of gifts for the library collection. The CPC Library collection is maintained primarily to support population research at the Carolina Population Center.

Acquisitions scope

The library collects major studies on population. The collection is international in scope with emphasis on the United States, Africa, Asia, the Near East, the Middle East, and Latin America. The collection is primarily in English with selected holdings in other languages. New acquisitions are limited to items published within the past two years. Limited exceptions are made for older materials.

Acquisitions Priorities

As Complete Coverage As Possible

  • Family planning
  • Fertility
  • Population and the environment
  • Reproductive behavior with emphasis on adolescents
  • Publications written by CPC researchers including trainees

Reasonably Complete Coverage

  • Aging
  • Health disparities
  • Immigration
  • Labor force (labor migration, working women)
  • Mortality (with emphasis on infant, child, and maternal)
  • Population diversity and inequality
  • Population policy
  • Population dynamics (as defined by POPLINE) not otherwise listed

Judicious Coverage

  • Spatial analysis
  • Internet and electronic resources reference tools
  • Research methodologies
  • Foreign language reference tools and education resources
  • Biomedical studies

Not Collected

  • Animal studies
  • Works on sex and marital therapy

Moye W. Freymann Memorial Collection

The Moye W. Freymann Memorial Collection is a collection of books donated and purchased from an endowment fund established by Mrs. Katherine Freymann and her family to support the Carolina Population Center Library. Dr. Moye Freymann was the first director of CPC. Dr. Freymann had a strong commitment to the library and believed that current and historical information in the field should be readily available to researchers. The earnings generated from the fund help assure that materials in Dr. Freymann’s areas of interest will be available to researchers for years to come.

Subject areas covered in the collection are international health, international family planning, the social sciences in health and population, program evaluation, and health and population policy. The books are identified with a bookplate specially designed for the collection.

To find materials that are in the collection, search the library catalog. The dropdown menu should be All Fields. Enter “Moye Wicks Freymann Memorial Fund” then select Search.