The primary concern of Randall Library Special Collections is to preserve and protect the manuscripts, books, documents and other material located in Special Collections and to make those items available in the Special Collections Reading Room to those who visit the Reading Room.
The Special Collections area consists of several collections of books, manuscripts and other materials isolated from the open stack area of the Library and maintained for use in a protected area, thus assuring their availability and preservation.
Under revision, updated policy will be complete by the end of Fall 2015
One of Randall Library's stated goals is:
To identify, select, acquire and preserve informational resources, including print, electronic, visual, and sound formats, relevant to current and anticipated curriculum, scholarly practice, research, and creative activities.
This policy explains how the library operates to meet its preservation goal.
Randall Library serves as the repository for UNCW Honors Papers. Students must submit two printed copies for the Randall Library General Collection and the Randall Library Archives, respectively and one digital version in .pdf or .doc/.docx for digital archiving.
This Collection Development Policy outlines the principles and guidelines used by the librarians at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) to evaluate, select, and manage library materials and ongoing access to resources.
Document Services provides access to materials held by Randall Library.
For Distance Education faculty and students, please request items from Randall Library’s circulating collections through ILLiad and follow the Distance Education guidelines in the Randall Library Interlibrary Borrowing Policy.