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  • July 24, 2014
    The Jewel in the Crown Exhibit UNCW Randall Library

    The UNCW Archives presents The Jewel in the Crown: The University of North Carolina Wilmington - A Journey and Legacy 

    This exhibit illustrates the university's journey from its origins as a two-year college serving World War II veterans to the present day. The exhibit showcases the first students who were enrolled in technical courses such as masonry, drafting, and airconditioning and refrigeration.

    Exhibit runs August 27th through December 15th in Randall Library Special Collections (RL2042) on the second floor of Randall Library.

    For information on the opening reception, click here.

  • July 24, 2014

    Distant Shores, an exhibit conceived to celebrate Black History Month earlier this year, has been updated and refabricated for inclusion in Randall Library's permanent collection.

    Please visit the the map area in the Learning Commons on the first floor to see the illustrated timeline bringing to light the roles African American educators and leaders have had in shaping Wilmington, NC.

    Distant Shores begins in 1883 and extends through the present day to showcase biographical information and historical items, creating an immersive snapshot of unique individuals and their important contributions to our great city and state.





  • July 22, 2014

    On the morning of Thursday July 24 Randall LIbrary's website and several of our other websites will experience short  periods of downtime as upgrade our server equipment. The  websites affected include, but are not limited to:

    If you need library services during this time, please call (910-962-3272) or email us (libref [at] uncw [dot] edu).

  • July 15, 2014

    William Madison Randall Library is saddened by the loss of Lisa Williams, a longtime and dedicated UNCW faculty member who passed away on July 12.

    Lisa began her tenure at UNCW as an instructional services/reference librarian in 2001. Most recently, she had assumed the role of associate director, library research and service quality and was a member of the library’s senior leadership team.

    She received a Master of Arts in liberal studies from UNCW in 2007, after earning a master’s in library science from North Carolina Central University and a Bachelor of Science in fashion merchandising from East Carolina University.

    Lisa was an active member in the North Carolina Library Association as well as the American Library Association. Some of her notable contributions to Randall Library include information literacy instruction, research services coordination, assisting with expansion of the Learning Commons, reference collection management and development and advocating for disability services. She also served as an academic advisor.

    Lisa's obituary is available at: http://www.wilmingtoncares.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2601286&fh_id=11255

  • June 23, 2014

    If windows are the eyes to the soul, then our vestibule is the eye to the library?

    Something like that...

    The entrance to Randall Library needed a facelift and you'll love the new look! New flooring and a little sprucing up make a big difference.

    On the wish list for the foyer to your library? Custom mats, new benches, UNCW banners and more.

    As always, thank you for your understanding as we make improvements to our facility.

  • June 19, 2014

    Announcement SCHEDULE CHANGE

    On Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17 Thursday, June 19, large portions of our second floor will be carpeted (see below for a map of affected areas). This installation will cause some disruption.

    Here is what you need to know:


    • Our General Collection L-P will be unavailable for most of Monday, June 16
    • Our General Collection A-K will be unavailable for most of Tuesday, June 17 Thursday, June 19

    If you need a book from either of these two sections, please email the call number to rhodesc [at] uncw [dot] edu (subject: Book%20Request%20(Carpeting)) . Your book will be put on hold as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your understanding as we make improvements to your facility. 

  • June 17, 2014

    Your SGA asked for it, and Randall Library made it happen ...

    We are happy to announce the purchase and arrival of 6 Whiteboard tables — available now for student use!

    All whiteboard tables are in public areas of the library, 3 on the first floor and 3 on the second floor, our designated quiet space.

    For your convenience, all whiteboard tables have been placed adjacent to power sources. Visit the circulation desk to checkout dry-erase products* and reference this map for exact locations, whiteboard tables are marked in purple:
















    *Please be sure to only use products specifically designed for dry-erase surfaces. This includes: dry erase markers and dry-erase board erasers. All other materials will degrade the surface.

  • June 10, 2014

    The career center will be at Randall Library from 11 am - 2 pm with a "Part-Time Jobs Table" event.

  • May 29, 2014

    On Friday, May 30th, 2014, EBSCOhost databases and services may be intermittently unavailable while EBSCO performs network upgrades. The two hour service window is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM. Patrons may experience intermittent access to EBSCOhost products and services for the duration of the service window.

    The following resources are on the EBSCOhost platform and could experience intermittent access during the service window:

    • Academic Search Complete 
    • Art & Architecture Complete 
    • Business Source Complete 
    • CINAHL with Full Text 
    • Consumer Health Complete
    • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    • Entrepreneurial Studies Source 
    • Environment Complete 
    • ERIC 
    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    • GreenFILE
    • Health Source - Consumer Edition 
    • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    • Legal Information Reference Center 
    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text 
    • Literary Reference Center Plus 
    • MAS Complete 
    • MasterFILE Complete 
    • Middle Search Plus 
    • Military & Government Collection 
    • Newspaper Source Plus 
    • Primary Search 
    • Regional Business News 
    • Science Reference Center 
    • Small Business Reference Center 
    • Teacher Reference Center 
    • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • May 28, 2014

    Special Collections will be closed on Monday, May 19 through Sunday, June 8, re-opening on June 9th. Please visit About Special Collections for more information.