Membership

Applying for Membership at the Charlotte Campus Library

The collections and services of the Library are available without charge to:

  • Current students, faculty, staff and alumni/ae of Union
  • Staff and members of Sharon Presbyterian Church (with proper note or letter of ID from church office)
  • PCUSA clergy and certified educators and United Methodist clergy (with proper clergy ID)
  • Students that are part of the Carolinas Theological Library Consortium (CTLC) and Queens University of Charlotte.  (Members of the CTLC–Carolina Graduate School of Divinity, Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary, Columbia International University, Erskine College and Theological Seminary, Gardner-Webb University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hood Theological Seminary, JAARS Center, Laurel University, Piedmont International University, Reformed Theological Seminary, Shepherds Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southern Evangelical Seminary.)  For more information on CTLC, click HERE.

Anyone present in the library can access online databases and e-journals.  Only current students, faculty and staff of Union are eligible for remote access to the Library’s online databases and e-journals.  For information about the electronic resources now available remotely for Alumni/ae in particular, please click HERE.

Paid Guest Category:

  • All others wishing to check-out library resources may become a guest of the library for $50.

Charlotte Library Patron Permissions

Patron TypeCirculation and Other Services
UPSem Students· Books: term of study (semester/summer) · No overdue fines · One renewal of up to 50 books · Reserve item circulation · On-site and remote access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Borrowing privileges at area CTLC libraries · Reference services · Instructional services · Collection development, priority consideration
UPSem Faculty· Books: academic year · No overdue fines · One renewal of up to 100 books · Reserve item creation · Reserve item circulation · On-site and remote access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Borrowing privileges at area (CTLC) libraries · Reference services · Instructional services · Collection development, priority consideration · Scheduling requests
UPSem Staff· Books: 3 weeks · One renewal of up to 10 books · On-site and remote access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Borrowing privileges at area (CTLC) libraries · Borrowing privileges at the Richmond campus Library
UPSem Alumni/ae (incl. Union, PSCE)· Books: 3 weeks · One renewal of up to 10 books · Remote access to ATLAS for Alumni/ae · On-site access to other electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Reference services · On-site access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases)
UPSem Continuing Education / Event participants· On-site access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Reference services · No off-site book or ask-to-order requests from Morton Library
Consortia Members: Queens University of Charlotte and CTLC Faculty/Students (Carolina Graduate School of Div., Charlotte Christian College and Theo. Sem., Columbia International Univ., Erskine College and Theo. Sem., Gardner-Web. Univ., Gordon-Conwell Theo. Sem., Hood Theo. Sem., JAARS, Laurel Univ., Piedmont International Univ., Reformed Theo. Sem., Shepherds Theo. Sem., Southeastern Bapt., Theol. Sem., Southern Evangelical Sem.)· Books: 3 weeks · One renewal of up to 5 books · On-site access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Reference services · No off-site book or ask-to-order requests from Morton Library
PCUSA & UMC clergy, certified educators w/ current clergy ID· Books: 3 weeks · One renewal of up to 10 books · On-site access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Reference services · No off-site book or ask-to-order requests from Morton Library
Sharon Presbyterian Church Staff and Church Members w/ current note/letter from church· Books: 3 weeks · One renewal of up to 5 books · On-site access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Reference services · No remote access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · No CTLC privileges · No off-site book or ask-to-order requests from Morton Library
Guest membership· Books: 3 weeks · One renewal of up to 5 books · On-site access to electronic resources (e.g. eBooks, databases) · Reference services · No off-site book or ask-to-order requests from Morton Library