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Library Basics

Policies and Services


  • Responsible use, care, and return of borrowed library materials is presumed of all students and users.
  • Payment for lost/unreturned or damaged materials and overdue fines is the responsibility of the borrower.
  • University policy states that "The University reserves the right to withhold grade reports of students who have not returned library materials and cleared any financial obligations (payment of fines, damage fees, or costs of replacement for lost materials) by the date required at the end of each semester."
  • Materials are loaned for approximately one month.
  • Borrowing privileges are revoked if a user has overdue books or unpaid fines.
  • Fines and charges will be assessed as indicated below:
    • Overdues:
      • Regular book:  $0.05 per day
      • Kindle eReader:  $5.00 per day
      • Reserve book:  $0.10 per hour

(Weekends and holidays are counted)

Note: The maximum fine for regular materials is $5.00 per item; for reserve materials: $10.00 per item; and for the eReader: $35.00

  • Losses:
    • Charges for lost/unreturned books is the replacement cost + $10.00 processing fee.
  • Damages:
    • Assessed charges for damages are based on extent of damage or repair necessary.

General Public

  • Upon application and approval, adults (over 18 and out of high school) may be issued a Local Patron Borrower's card valid for 1 year for a $5.00 charge.
  • Renewals are also $5.00. Alumni do not pay a renewal fee. Borrowing privileges are not transferable.
  • Local Patron Borrowers may have no more than two books charged out at any time and are responsible for timely return of all materials.
  • Materials lost or damaged must be paid for according to replacement cost or damages assessed.
  • Renewals may be requested via telephone - (919) 658-7869 - unless material is overdue or requested by another user
  • Materials are loaned for approximately one month. Fines are 5 cents per item per day to a maximum of $5.00 per item.
  • Borrowing privileges are revoked if a user has overdue books or unpaid fines.

Special Library Services for MOC Students at other Locations

  • An 800 number for calling the campus library to request books, periodicals/journal articles, and reference information. The number is 1-800-653-0854.
  • A fax number for receiving messages/requests for information and sending responses. The fax number is (919) 658-8934.
  • Postal, and fax service to get the material to you quickly.
  • Special hours when a librarian will be available specifically to assist you via telephone or otherwise.
  • Cooperative agreements with libraries (both academic and public) in the surrounding areas to allow you to use their facilities and resources subject to their local regulations.
  • Interlibrary loan services for materials we do not own or are not able to provide locally.
  • Special forms for requesting information on interlibrary loan.
  • List of "Serials-Moye Library" in all cooperating area libraries as well as at the other campus locations.
  • Journal articles (photocopy) requested on interlibrary loan supplied free of charge.


Materials Selection Policy

Library History and Mission

Mt. Olive Library Construction


Moye Library, named for Reverend and Mrs. J.C. Moye who were active in the Free Will Baptist denomination, was completed in 1968. The library facilities were expanded with the completion of the companion Communications Building in 2006. The first floor houses the Reference Desk, reference collection, periodicals collection, the Everett Room, the Sawyer Room, and most staff offices. The Circulation Desk is located on the first floor of the main lobby joining the Communications Building and Moye Library. The Free Will Baptist Historical Collection, the Alumni Archives Collection, a music listening room and stacks occupy the second floor. On display throughout the building is a collection of woodcuts by Ukrainian artist Jacques Hnizdovsky.


Moye Library exists to support the mission of the University of Mount Olive. To this end, the library seeks to provide to all University of Mount Olive students and faculty collections of materials and access to information resources in a variety of formats. The library also seeks to provide services that enhance the academic curricula, programs and activities.
The achievement of the mission of the library is sought through the following goals: 
  • To acquire and maintain access to a working collection of print and electronic materials in support of the various courses and curricula, regardless of location by:
    • providing a general core collection of academic materials
    • faculty and library staff working together to acquire materials in support of specific majors and developing curriculum
    • providing various formats of materials to meet the needs of all students 
  • To provide services to students and faculty which enhance their learning and resource needs by:
    • maintaining access to the resources though the catalog and various bibliographic databases
    • providing a staff of qualified professional and support persons
    • maintaining adequate and convenient hours of operation
    • providing bibliographic instruction to groups and individuals, through formal classes, workshops and electronic tutorials
    • establishing cooperative agreements with other libraries to augment the resources available to students
  • To provide materials for leisure and personal interest enrichment 
  • To acquire and preserve historical materials relating to the history of the supporting denomination and its endeavors in Christian higher education and to serve as a repository for archival materials of the University itself 
  • To evaluate the collection and services on a regular basis to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the resources and services by:
    • surveying both students and faculty
    • comparison with basic and specialized subject bibliographies
    • departmental evaluations