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Randall Library offers many services for faculty to enrich university scholarship, teaching, and research. Please see the services below, or contact your department's Liaison Librarian who can assist you with all of your information needs.

Alert Services

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Creating Journal and Article Alerts

 Many library databases will alert you when new records satisfying specific search criteria (e.g., journal title or keywords) are added. Click on the "alert" or "RSS" links on the  results pages. You may need to save your search or view your search history in order to access these features. You will be asked to create a free account with the licensed database provider. For help setting up article alerts using library databases, contact your liaison librarian.

New Title Alerts

We offer subject-based RSS feeds of new titles (Books, CDs, DVDs and Government Documents) that are updated on a monthly basis.


 

Scholarly Communication @ UNCW

Visit our Scholarly Communication @ UNCW website to learn what Open Access, Author Rights, and Seahawk DOCKS have to do with you and your research.

Format Follows Function

 

New Titles

new graphicVisit our Recently Added Books, Videos, CDs... page to view the library’s most recent additions, including pdf printer-ready lists, subject based RSS feeds and a Virtual New Arrivals Shelf.

New Scholarship from UNCW Faculty

Interested in the latest research being published by UNCW faculty? Visit our New Scholarship from UNCW Faculty page. You can also subscribe to the RSS RSS feed.

Bridges to Information Literacy

The Bridges to Information Literacy portal, created by Randall Library, provides resources to the UNCW faculty to facilitate the incorporation of information literacy into the curriculum. Resources addressing the information literacy requirements of specific academic departments and guides on the creation of Student Learning Outcome (SLO’s) are included.

Applied Learning Gallery

The Applied Learning Gallery highlights exemplary applied learning projects taking place at UNCW. The site features selected examples of applied learning experiences as described by students themselves. It is intended to be a long-term effort that will grow with new additions over the coming years and will include archival capabilities for looking at the great applied learning activities of our students in a searchable database. Created in partnership between Undergraduate Studies (ETEAL, Honors/CSURF, OIP, CTE), Randall Library, and the Career Center.

Off-campus Access

lock graphicTo access library Databases (such as JSTOR) from off-campus:

  1. Start at the library website and use the links provided on our Articles & Databases page, or in our Library Catalog.
  2. When you select a licensed resource from our website, you may be prompted to log in.
  3. To log in, please enter: Your campus username (email address without the @uncw.edu part), your email password and select UNC Wilmington
  4. Once logged in, you will be automatically transferred to the database you selected.

Ordering Library Materials

OrderTo order books, videos, CDs, scores, and other library materials, please fill out the “Suggest a Purchase” form. You will receive an email copy of your submission, and an email acknowledgement when your request has been reviewed and ordered. You may also contact your Liaison Librarian for assistance in selecting materials and requesting orders.

FAQs for Borrowing

  • eReaders are available for checkout to current UNCW students, faculty, and staff with a valid UNCW OneCard.
  • You can go to the Circulation Desk and ask for a eReader. Click here to check Nook and Kindle availability.
  • Checkout Period is 2 weeks (14 days) with no renewals and no holds.
  • Learn more about eReaders

In order to use your borrowing privileges, you need to present a valid form of identification at check-out such as the University OneCard for faculty, staff, or students, a borrower's card for visitors, or a state-issued picture identification card (e.g., a driver's license).

Click here for more information on borrowing policies, including how to get a borrower's card.

For students, faculty, and staff at UNCW, there is no limit to the number of books you can check out from the General Collection.  Featured new books, DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs have a limit of 7 items checked out at one time, in any combination (for example, 4 DVDs and 3 CDs).

Non-university borrowers may check out a total of 4 items from any part of the library's collection.  The only exception to this is Government Documents; all users may check out an unlimited number of materials from Government Documents.

  • Undergraduate students = 28 days for books from the general and juvenile collections and government documents. 21 days for books from the featured new books collection.
  • Graduate students = until the end of the semester for general collection books and government documents. Books from the juvenile collection circulate for 28 days for graduate students. Books from the featured new books collection circulate for 21 days for graduate students.
  • UNCW Faculty, Staff, & Trustees =  until the end of the semester for general collection books and government documents. Books from the juvenile collection circulate for 28 days for UNCW faculty, staff, and trustees. Books from the featured new books collection circulate for 21 days for UNCW faculty, staff, and trustees.
  • All others = 28 days for books from the general and juvenile collections and government documents. 21 days for books from the featured new books collection.
  • DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, and Audiobooks check out for 7 days for all users.
  • eReaders can be checked-out for 14 days, but only by UNCW students, staff, and faculty.

 

Unaffiliated borrowers may check out materials by purchasing a NC Adult Resident Borrower's Card or North Carolina Community College student card.  More information can be found in the given links.  You may also call us at 962.3270.

Retired faculty, staff, and trustees of UNCW may borrow materials from the collections upon presentation of a valid UNCW identification card.

  1. Visit the UNCW One Card Office in the Warwick Center to get a new retiree ID card made.
  2. Bring the new One Card to the Library’s Circulation Desk and request library access as a retiree.  A staff member will set up a new account in our library system and that will enable your library access.

As a student in the UNC system, you are eligible for a free Cooperative Borrower's card as long as you are in good standing with your home university's library.  Please see our policy page for further details and requirements.

Place a request for that item.  Search the library catalog for the item you want, click on the title of the item, then click the "Request" button at the top of the display: 

Placing a request for an item that is not available.
Complete the login form, click "Submit," and the message displays that your request was successful.  Please see our holds FAQ for pick-up information.

  • When you get an email from the library stating that your material is ready for pick up, visit the Circulation Desk and tell staff you are picking up your hold. 
  • If you are a faculty or staff member, you may request that your held items be mailed to your campus address by contacting the circulation staff at 962-3272.
  • Items ordered through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service are held at the Circulation desk for pick-up. 
  • If you are a UNCW faculty/staff member or graduate student, your ILL items can be mailed or delivered to your academic department by selecting the delivery method "Mail to Address" in your ILL account. 
  • If you are a distance learning student taking online classes at UNCW, your ILL items can be mailed to your out-of-town address.
  • Please view our Interlibrary Loan page for more information.

Reference materials should be used in the library; however, faculty and staff may borrow some items for a negotiated period (please check with the reference librarian on duty).

 The following equipment is available to check out at TAC on the first floor of Randall Library:

  • Laptop computers (Dell and Apple) – 6-hour checkout for students
  • Headphones – 6-hour checkout for students / faculty / staff

Graduate students, faculty and staff may check out current and bound periodicals for 2 days. All other users must use the periodicals in the library (photocopiers are available).

  • Most items checked out from Randall Library, including Interlibrary Loan items, may be returned to the Circulation desk when the library is open or deposited in one of our two item return stations when the library is closed. 
  • We have one item return box by Parking Lot D (directly beside the library) and an item return slot in the wall to the left of the library's main entrance. 
  • Items with very limited check-out periods, such as course reserve materials, and fragile or temperature-sensitive items should be returned directly to the Circulation desk whenever possible. 
  • You do not need to present ID when returning items.

 

Yes, Randall Library is a public facility and welcomes high school students to use its information resources in the building. View our High School Students policy for more information.

  • Yes, take your UNCW OneCard to the Circulation desk in the main library at one of the other UNC system libraries.
  • Let the staff know that you want to borrow materials through the "UNC Direct Borrowing agreement."
  • Show your UNCW OneCard and be prepared to log in to your UNCW account in order to show that you are in good standing.
  • If the library does not honor your UNCW OneCard, ask the staff member to call Randall Library Circulation at 910.962.3272 so your status can be verified.
  • The borrowing policies of that library will apply to any items checked out to you.
  • Books, DVDs and other physical items on course reserves are kept behind the Circulation Desk. Just bring the call number and your UNCW OneCard to the desk and ask for the item.
  • Be sure to return the course reserves item(s) to the Circulation Desk when finished.

If you are a UNCW Student, Staff or Faculty, you login to your Library Account by entering:

  • Your campus username (UNCW email address without the @uncw.edu)
  • Your campus email password
  • Click the button for UNC Wilmington

Problems:

If you have a Borrower's Card, but are not a current UNCW student, staff or faculty, you will need a Library PIN to  renew materials online that you have checked out. To create your PIN:
  1. Access the PIN Login screen
  2. Enter your first or last name
  3. Enter your  ID (the barcode on your Borrower's Card)
  4. Enter a library PIN up to 30 letters, numbers, or both. Do not use symbols.
  5. If this is the first time you have set a PIN the next screen will ask you to enter the PIN twice.
  6. Your PIN is now set.
  7. If you have any difficulty, please contact the Research Help Desk at 962-3760.

FAQs for Faculty Information

Retired faculty, staff, and trustees of UNCW may borrow materials from the collections upon presentation of a valid UNCW identification card.

  1. Visit the UNCW One Card Office in the Warwick Center to get a new retiree ID card made.
  2. Bring the new One Card to the Library’s Circulation Desk and request library access as a retiree.  A staff member will set up a new account in our library system and that will enable your library access.
  • Fill out this form.
  • If you are putting a personal copy on reserve, bring the item(s) to the Circulation desk.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Reserves office at 962.7692 or rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu.

To access these resources from off-campus, start at the library website and use the links provided on our Articles & Databases page, or in our Library Catalog.

  • When you select a licensed resource from our website, you will be prompted to log in.
  • To log in, please enter:
    • Your campus username (email address without the @xxxx.edu)
    • Your campus (email) password
    • Click the button for UNC Wilmington
  • Once logged in, you will be automatically transferred to the resource you selected.

 The following equipment is available to check out at TAC on the first floor of Randall Library:

  • Laptop computers (Dell and Apple) – 6-hour checkout for students
  • Headphones – 6-hour checkout for students / faculty / staff

Visit this webpage to fill out a form to schedule a session, and get more information about our services.

Please visit the Liaison Librarian directory page to find your librarian.

 

  • Contact UNCW Facility Reservations, (910) 962-3011
  • Bookings will appear on the Library Calendar and the UNCW Events Calendar (search for "library" to see a better listing of auditorium availability)
  • For more information, see the Auditorium policy statement.

If you are a UNCW Student, Staff or Faculty, you login to your Library Account by entering:

  • Your campus username (UNCW email address without the @uncw.edu)
  • Your campus email password
  • Click the button for UNC Wilmington

Problems:

Suggest a Purchase: Use this form to suggest a book, video, sound recording or other material that the Randall Library might purchase.