Pinus taeda pollen cones

The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden





In-coming Loans

Researchers can request through NCU to borrow materials from other herbaria. The borrowed material remains in the NCU herbarium until the loan is returned.

The researcher will give in writing to the NCU Curator a list -- as detailed as possible-- of the specimens required. The NCU Curator will contact the lending herbarium and arrange the loan.

NCU will contact the researcher when the loan arrives. All in-coming material will be frozen for 1 week upon receipt. After freezing, NCU will unpack the loan, confirm specimen count, acknowledge receipt to the lending herbarium, and designate a space for its storage. The Asst. Curator will enter the loan information (lending institutionís loan number, NCUís transaction number, borrower, due date, specimen count) in HERBREC1.xls and file the paperwork (researcherís request, NCUís request, lending institutionís documentation enclosed with loan) by institution.

The researcher is expected to abide by the lending herbariumís rules on destructive sampling, loan period, affixing annotation labels, citing specimens in publications, etc. Extension of loan times should be requested to the loaning institution through the NCU Curator.

When the researcher is finished with the loan, NCU will pack the loan for return. At the Curatorís discretion, the researcher may be expected to defray the cost of returning the specimens to the lending herbarium.

Curriculum in Ecology†††††††† ††††††††North Carolina Botanical Garden†††††††††††††††Biology Department
Curriculum†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† North Carolina†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† UNC
In Ecology††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Botanical Garden†††††††††††††††††† Biology Department


University of North Carolina Herbarium
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931
fax: (919) 962-6930

Last Updated: 14 June 2012