We are located on the lower level of the Undergraduate Library, across from the ITS computer lab.
Phone: (919) 962-2559
Please note: The entrance to the MRC will be locked 5 minutes before closing.
Spring Commencement and Intersession Hours
Wed 5/08–Fri 5/10: 8am–4:45pm
Sat 5/11: Closed
Sun 5/12: Closed
Mon 5/13: 8am–4:45pm
Tue 5/14: Begin Summer Hours
Memorial Day Weekend
Fri 5/24: 8am–4:45pm
Sat 5/25: Closed
Sun 5/26: Closed
Mon 5/27: Closed
Tue 5/28: Resume Summer Hours
Please check here for any deviations from this schedule.
Only patrons with a valid OneCard may borrow equipment from the MRC or use the media lab.
Patrons may borrow 3 DVDs and a total of 3 of any other items. Videocassettes, DVDs, VCDs, Kits and Blu-Rays are due three days after check out, before the MRC's posted closing time. Approximately half of the videos and DVDs in the Media Resources Center are available for home use. The circulation status of titles is determined by classroom needs, contractual agreements, cost and replacement availability.
Compact Discs and LPs are due one week after check out, before the MRC's posted closing time.
Tape recorders are due three days after check out, before the MRC's posted closing time. Audiobooks, slides and material in the LANG collection are due one month after check out.
16mm films are available for classroom use or use by small groups and individuals in the Media Resources Center. These materials are held outside of the center and must be requested with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice.
Video and Still Cameras are due 48 hours (2 nights) after they are checked out. Camera equipment must be returned in person (i.e. no drop boxes) and has to be signed in by an MRC supervisor before it is considered returned.
Faculty, students, and staff of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may borrow circulating materials upon presentation of their campus identification card (UNC OneCard).
Faculty and Teaching Assistants may borrow non-circulating materials for classroom use only. For more information on reserving and checking out non-circulating items see the MRC's Faculty Support page.
Non-affiliated persons, students and faculty from other universities, residents of North Carolina, members of the General Alumni Association, and Friends of the Library may borrow materials by obtaining a Town Borrower's Card at either Davis Library, the Health Sciences Library, or the Law Library. See here for more information on fees and lending policies.
The MRC does not offer renewals on any of the equipment or materials.
Late charges of $1 per day per item apply to all items in the collection. There is no grace period for Media Resources Center materials. Items should be returned by the indicated due date, before the MRC's posted closing time. Students may pay fines at the Media Resources Center only on the same day the fine is incurred. If students do not pay fines at the Media Resources Center the day they are incurred, fines will be transferred to the cashier's office. Staff and faculty may pay fines at the Media Resources Center any time after the fine is incurred. A fine of $5 will be charged for items returned without their case. A fine of $5 will be charged for items returned with the barcodes missing or removed. A fine of $30 an hour is charged for overdue video equipment.
All Media Resources Center Materials should be returned to the Media Resources Center department during business hours to ensure that they are discharged the same day that they are returned. When the Media Resources Center is closed, materials should be deposited in the drop box located directly outside the entrance of the MRC. Items in the drop box will not be checked in until the next business day.
Lost and Damaged Item Fees
Lost or damaged materials will result in a flat $125 lost item fine and any late fines you have accrued on the item.
For videocameras and any other MRC equipment, the patron is responsible for all damages that occur while the equipment is checked out to them and is responsible for replacement/repair charges up to $4,000.
Copying of commercial programs, including television programs, is not
permitted under international copyright law without the written permission of the
What is Non-Circulating or Library Use Only material?
When a video is Library Use Only it does not get checked out like other items. Library Use Only materials are available to instructors for class use and can be used in the Media Resources Center's facilities.
Why do you have Library Use Only/Non-Circulating items?
The MRC exists primarily to support the research of UNC faculty and students. Materials frequently used in classes are often marked non-circulating so that students and instructors have access to them for academic use. Items are marked non-circulating so that rare, expensive, out of print materials remain available to faculty.
Can I watch movies at the MRC?
You sure can. Want to find out about our screening rooms and viewing stations?
How do I get a film?
Find a call number by going to the online catalog or the FilmFinder and give it to one of our desk staff. They will retrieve the film for you. Make sure you check the availability and status of a film before bringing your request to the counter. For help, please see our desk staff.
When is an item overdue and how much are fines?
An item is considered overdue if it is returned any time after the MRC closes on the day it it is due. That means items deposited in the drop box after closing on the due date are late. You will be fined $1.00 per item for every day it is overdue.
Is there a grace period?
No. There is no grace period on MRC materials. Items will start accruing fines after the MRC has closed on the due date.
Where do I pay fines?
Students can pay fines at the MRC the same business day late materials are turned in. Any time after that students must pay fines at the cashier's office. Staff, faculty and town borrowers may pay fines at the MRC any time after the fine has been accrued.
What if an item I borrow is damaged when I get it?
If an item is damaged when you get it make sure that you inform the desk attendant of this when you turn the item in.
Where do I return MRC materials?
All MRC materials must be returned to the MRC in person during business hours or in the drop box directly outside the MRC entrance after closing. Do NOT put equipment in the drop boxes. Items returned to other libraries or their drop boxes will not be checked in until they are returned to the MRC.
Why don't you have [title]?
Our primary function is to serve the academic needs of the university community. Funds are first used to order materials for classes and other academic pursuits. Because our funds are limited we cannot order every title released.
My professor put an item on reserve, how do I find it?
You can visit the online catalog and search by course title or instructor name. Find your reserve now.