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Learning Commons

learning commons photoUNCW's Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the library, to your right as you enter the library. You can get help at the Research Help desk with library, research, iPrint and technology questions.


tac photoThe Technology Assistance Center (TAC) is located on the first floor (map), 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. Equipment Checkout is also available at TAC. See What Equipment is Available for Checkout for more details.

Digital Makerspace

Digital Makerspace brought to you by Randall Library and the Technology Assistance Center (TAC).Located on the first floor (PDF), the Digital Makerspace’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.

Quiet Space

The second floor of the library has been designated a quiet study space. RL 2016 is also a quiet lounge, accessible by OneCard swipe. 

Technology Enhanced Collaboration Space

Technology Enhanced Collaboration Space photoLocated on the first floor, the Technology Enhanced Collaboration Space (TECS) offers top-of-the-line multimedia presentation equipment, computer workstations and ample meeting space.

The room is reservable through on our online Group Study Room Reservations system.

Group Study Rooms

group study photoWe have 11 group study rooms on the second floor, 8 group study rooms and 2 group study pods on the first floor, and the Technology Enhanced Collaboration Space (TECS) available for reservation by UNCW students, staff, and faculty. All of the rooms 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.

Graduate Study Lounge

Graduate students have a study lounge area with networked computers located on the second floor designed specifically for their use. This space is accessible via OneCard swipe.

Exercise Desks

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

java city logo 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.

Visit their webpage for hours.


iPrint Business Center

Located on 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. More about the 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.

Special Collections - Located in Room 2042 on the second floor of Randall Library. Exhibits are listed here.

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