In-Person Help


Research Help

Research Help Stop by the Research Help Desk on the 1st floor and get help from Peer Navigators, Graduate Research Assistants, and Randall librarians with:
  • choosing and narrowing down a topic and writing an effective research question
  • refining keywords
  • finding and evaluating sources
  • basic technology assistance with desktop computers, software, scanners, and printers

Here are upcoming hours for the Help Desk:
Mar. 27, 2023 : 9:00am - 8:00pm
Mar. 28, 2023 : 9:00am - 8:00pm
Mar. 29, 2023 : 9:00am - 8:00pm
Mar. 30, 2023 : 9:00am - 8:00pm
Mar. 31, 2023 : 9:00am - 6:00pm
Apr. 1, 2023 : Closed
Apr. 2, 2023 : 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Other Service Points

Circulation Desk

Circulation Desk

In addition to checking your library materials in and out, Circulation staff can assist you with renewing items, placing holds, course reserves, questions about your library account and other library questions when the Help Desk is closed. See hours for the Circulation desk.


Digital Makerspace

The Digital Makerspace is located in front of TAC, on the first floor.The Digital Makerspace is located on the first floor, in front of TAC. It's goal is to bring access to technologies, such as virtual reality and 3D printing, to all UNCW students, staff and faculty in support of digital creation and literacy. Learn more about the Digital Makerspace.




iPrint Business Center

Located at the back of the first floor, the iPrint Business Center is a student-focused business center providing copying services and much more. Students can get class materials, group presentations and handouts copied and printed on a variety of papers. Visit their webpage for more information.



TAC (Technology Assistance Center)

TAC Desk

The Technology Assistance Center (TAC) is located on the first floor, at the back of the library, to answer your questions and provide support for all your computing issues or problems. The TAC provides phone, e-mail and walk-in assistance to the UNCW campus community. Students, faculty & staff can also check out Dell and Apple laptop computers to use in the library. View the TAC hours.

One-on-One Help


icon for one on one helpDo you need more in-depth help finding information for your papers, projects, thesis, or other research? Would you like to meet one-on-one with a librarian to learn how to better use the library? If so, please fill out this form or contact the librarian in your subject area. If you fill out the form below, a librarian will contact you to schedule an appointment.

We will help you to use the research databases, library catalog, and other resources to find articles and books for your papers, and show you how to obtain resources that we don't have in our library. This service is provided for students, faculty, and staff at UNCW.

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