Many library spaces have changed, are being repurposed, or our transitioning based on new CDC and UNCW guidelines. For more information please see: https://library.uncw.edu/news/fall_2021_hours_and_services
The Technology Assistance Center (TAC), located on the first floor, can 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. Equipment Checkout is also available at TAC. See What Equipment is Available for Checkout for more details.
Retreat at Randall
Retreat at Randall (RL 2016) is intended for quiet contemplation, reflection, meditation, mindfulness, prayer, stress relief, silent games, stretching, and yoga. It is open to students, faculty, or staff with a valid UNCW OneCard. Please see the Space Use Guidelines for more information.
The Faculty Commons (RL2014) , a partnership between the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE/CFL) and Randall Library, is located on the second floor of the library (PDF) and is accessible by all UNCW faculty with a valid UNCW OneCard.
The Faculty Commons was created as a gathering place and collaborative space for UNCW faculty. The Faculty Commons also provides space for both the CTE/CFL and Randall Library to deliver programming that supports UNCW faculty. To these ends, the space will occasionally host pre-planned, pre-determined programming and, when not already reserved, provide a drop-in space for faculty use. The Commons has work surfaces as well as soft seating and all the furniture can be easily reconfigured for a variety of scenarios. Additionally, the Faculty Commons includes 2 semi-private huddle rooms which can be reserved via the UNCW Event Management System. The Commons is not accessible to students although there may be programming or meetings in which students are included.
All three spaces (the huddle rooms and the main space) are equipped with computers, large screen displays, webcams, speakers and microphones. In the huddle rooms and the main room you can use the display hooked up to the computer, or you can connect your own device with HDMI, VGA or wirelessly with the VIA app (PDF).
To reserve the entire Faculty Commons for a UNCW faculty-related event, please contact the Randall Library Office of Facilities at RLfacility [at] uncw.edu. Because the Faculty Commons is intended as a drop-in space, reservations will be limited.
The second floor of the library has been designated a quiet study space.
Randall Library provides two solicitation tables on our first floor. Campus Life provides two solicitation tables outside our main entrance.
The Randall Library first floor solicitation tables are intended for campus-affiliated groups that add to the academic and social experience of UNCW students such as clubs, departments, non-profit groups, and Greek organizations. Outside vendors, private businesses, and other non-affiliated groups are prohibited.
For more information about solicitation tables, including reservation information, please visit this page: https://library.uncw.edu/policies/solicitation_tables
Technology Enhanced Collaboration Space
Group Study Rooms
We have 11 reservable study spaces on the first floor: 8 group study rooms; 2 group study pods; and TECS (RL 1045). Most first floor spaces include power and whiteboards. On the second floor, we have 14 reservable study spaces. All of them are private rooms and most include a wall mounted whiteboard, 32” tv monitor with VGA connector and custom-sized table with power modules.
Visit our Group Study Room Reservations webpage.
There are two treadmill desks in the Learning Commons, one cycling desk in RL 1045, and one in RL 2016, providing more diverse study space for students. Read more about the exercise desks.
Port City Java
Located on the first floor of Randall Library, Port City Java offers coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, milkshakes and teas among other beverage items. Also provided are fresh baked items, breakfast sandwiches, signature sandwiches, salads and wraps that are all made to order.
iPrint Business Center
Sherman Hayes Gallery - Located on the first floor, towards the back of the library, our main exhibit space was named in honor of University Librarian Emeritus Sherman L. Hayes.
Second Floor Gallery - Located on the second floor near the Graduate Student Computer lab
Sundial Gallery - Locate on the second floor, near Special Collections.
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