Library News

  • Posted: June 23, 2022
    Temporary Relocation of TAC Walk-Up Services

    Due to construction, The Technology Assistance Center (TAC) walk-up services, including equipment checkout and technical assistance, will be relocated adjacent to the Randall Library Circulation Desk from Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4th.

    There will no interruption to service for technical support at "myTAC"

  • Posted: June 22, 2022
    IIL Login

    We have updated the login experience for interlibrary loan requests. When you are off campus and trying to access request a resource from interlibrary loan, you will see the same login screen as when you sign in to your UNCW Outlook email account.

  • Posted: June 02, 2022
    Service Disruption Randall Library Catalog June 7 and June 28

    ​The Library Catalog will be undergoing maintenance on Tuesday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 28th and will be unavailable for the duration of the day. Please contact the library at: if you need assistance finding or accessing  materials.

    You can find the location and availability of a books, videos and more during this time by accessing Summon

  • Posted: May 31, 2022
    A new chapter begins: Randall Library renovation and expansion groundbreaking ceremony

    On May 19th, UNCW and Randall Library broke ground on the much-awaited Expansion and Renovation project, officially marking the transition from design to construction. Expected completion of the $56M project is late 2024. 

    The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks by UNCW officials including Chancellor Sartarelli, Provost Winebrake, and Board of Trustees chairperson Bridget Kidd, as well as by NC state senator Michael Lee. Of special note were the remarks delivered by Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning & Library Services and Dean of the Library, Dr. Lucy Holman describing our vision for the library expansion and renovation (PDF). 

    The outdoor ceremony took place on the west side of the current Randall Library building, the site of the new 80,000 sq. ft. expansion and was followed by a reception in Randall’s Sherman Hayes Gallery. Food and spirits were served while guests received tours of the library’s Digital Makerspace, were shown renderings and floor plans for the expansion, interacted with a visualization of library data, and browsed a special exhibit highlighting 70 years of Randall Library history created by the Randall Library Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History.  

    Dr Lucy Holman speaking at the Randall Library groundbreaking ceremony

    Faculty and staff of Randall Library holding golden shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony

    Faculty and staff of Randall Library at the groundbreaking ceremony

    Photo credit Jeff Janowski, UNCW staff photographer.

  • Posted: May 26, 2022

    Dr. Aswani K. Volety, an experienced leader in higher education with deeply rooted connections to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will return to the institution on July 1, 2022, as the seventh Chancellor. Chancellor-Elect Volety previously served as the Dean of UNCW’s renowned College of Arts & Sciences and the Executive Director of the Center for Marine Science. He is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Elon University. 

    Find more information about Chancellor-Elect Volety.

  • Posted: May 23, 2022
    Summer 2022 Hours and Services

    Building hours are:  

    •     Monday – Thursday, 8:00AM – 6:30PM  
    •     Friday, 8:00AM –12PM  
    •     Saturday, Closed  
    •     Sunday, 12:00PM – 6:00PM  

    Find hours information for our Research Help Desk and Circulation Desk



  • Posted: May 23, 2022
    Stream Video to your Device

    Two great resources for streaming movies and videos are:

    You can find more streaming video resources here:

  • Posted: May 23, 2022
    Find New Databases

    You can find newly subscribed and recently added databases on the Randall Library website here:

  • Posted: May 23, 2022
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  • Posted: April 26, 2022
    Recharge at Randall May 3-5 Games Coffee Snacks Raffle De-stress Activities

    Calling all Seahawks! It's time to RECHARGE!

    Join us for Recharge @ Randall, Randall Library's de-stress exam event we host at the end of each semester to support students during final exams. This semester we are offering an array of activities to help YOU de-stress, take a break (mental or physical), and simply have a little fun!

    May 3-5 | Coffee and an assortment of snacks will be available starting at 7 PM each night.

    May 4 | Get snacks! Play Games! Win Prizes!

    • 12:00-1:00 PM | Petting Pups w/ paws4people
    • 12:00-4:00 PM | Coloring, Crafts, Snacks, Virtual Reality, Games, Raffle and more. (1st Floor & Retreat at Randall / RM, 2016)

    Access anytime | Virtual Zen Zone & The Wall of Inspiration 

    This virtual space is a stress-free zone, where you’ll find various activities related to relaxation, de-stressing, self-care, and more. Inside the Zone, you will be able to play games, watch cute animal videos, study with a beautiful study escape, post and share inspirational comments to classmates, or pop virtual bubble wrap, open a virtual fortune cookie, and much more! See a full list of activities below.    

    Activities: Affirmations & Gratitude | Brain Games | Bubble Wrap | Coloring | Cartoons & Anime | Crafting | Cute Animals | Focused Breathing | Fortune Cookie | De-Stress Tips | Games | Life Hacks | Meditation | Movies | Painting | Stretching | Study Escapes | Study Music | Wall of Inspiration | Whiteboard |  

    >>> Zone Access <<<

    Share your love by posting an inspirational and motivational post to the Wall of Inspiration to encourage and uplift your fellow Seahawks during finals. Faculty and staff are encouraged to post too!

    >>> Share & Inspire <<<

    This event is sponsored by Randall Library, Student Government Association, Academic Affairs, Insomnia Cookies, and Aramark