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Hunter Library Access Policies
While Hunter Library’s primary mission is to support the teaching, research, and public service programs of Western Carolina University, the Library is open to any individual age fourteen (14) and over. In accordance with Western Carolina University policy, people under the age of fourteen (14) must be accompanied by an adult while on campus, which includes Hunter Library.
North Carolina residents not affiliated with WCU may purchase a Friends of the Library Borrowers' card for $25 per year to check out certain Library materials.
Using and Borrowing Materials
Visiting the Library
Be sure to check the library hours before you visit, with particular attention to the part of the library you need. Special Collections, Reference, and Java City may have schedules that differ from the library building hours.
Directions to WCU
The Library's address is 176 Central Drive, Cullowhee, NC.
Electronic access to ebooks, databases, articles, journals, etc. is available to Faculty, Staff, and Students. Possible alternatives are listed below.
Public libraries in North Carolina can give their registered borrowers a password for using these wonderful online resources. NC LIVE resources are available to all North Carolinians through their local public, community college, or academic library. Contact your local library for free access to NC LIVE resources.
Jackson County Public Library
Part of the Fontana Regional Library System, which includes Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties, the Jackson County Library in Sylva is open 6 days a week.
This is the collection of databases available to all students, teachers, and parents associated with NC public schools. It is similar to what NC LIVE is for colleges and universities, except more of the content is geared toward children and teenagers. A password can be provided by a librarian at an NC school.