Randall Library Home

How do I access library Databases from off-campus?

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


When is TAC and Equipment Checkout open?

Walk-In hours are typically:

        Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 12:00 am

        Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

        Saturday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

        Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Please visit the TAC help page for additional information. Equipment checkout is available anytime TAC is open. Hours may vary during finals.


Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

How do I check out a laptop to use in Randall Library?

Laptop computers are available for check out at TAC (located on the first floor of Randall Library). You must provide your student ID to check out a laptop, and you must keep the laptop in the building.

They can be checked out for 6 hours.

For more information, please see https://uncw.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=11558.


Can visitors save or download materials on the visitor computers?

Visitor computer users can save materials either by emailing to your personal email account (ex. Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) or by saving to a CD ROM or flash drive (you will need to bring your own). Visitor computers are not equipped with floppy or zip drives and do not allow downloading software.


Can you get wireless access if you are not affiliated with UNCW?

Yes. Just select “seahawkguest” from your wireless connections on your laptop. Read more about wifi access. 

For visitors from affiliated institutions, you can select the eduroam network. Use your home institution credentials to login and get internet access, as well as access to library resources.


Are computers available for visitors or guests?

  • 5 visitor computers are located on the first floor of the library.
  • Visitors must register for a free account at the Circulation Desk.
  • The session time limit on these computers is one hour, and visitors are limited to a total of two hours daily.
  • These computers have internet access and MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access software. There is no other software available on these computers.

What equipment is available for check out?

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

For more information, please see https://uncw.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=11558.


When do new students get a UNCW email address?


  • E-mail will be set up for new students 5 business days after registration.
  • Your student e-mail address is your initials followed by four randomly generated numbers.
  • To find your e-mail address, go to UNCW SeaPort at https://myseaport.uncw.edu/ and follow the steps listed under the log in boxes.
  • This and more IT info for students at http://uncw.edu/itsd/living/.


Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Where can you get headphones to use in the Library?

As of June 2017, TAC discontinued checking out headphones due to maintenance and durability issues. You can purchase headphones from TAC Repairs.

Please see https://uncw.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=11558

Headphones for visitors are secured to the visitor computers; available for use when using the computers.