Library News

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    Join us at Recharge at Randall, Randall Library's de-stress event for finals! This semester, enjoy a variety of activities designed to help you unwind, take a breather (mentally or physically), and simply have some fun amidst the final exam hustle. See you there!

    SPONSORS: Randall Library, Student Government Association (SGA), Academic Affairs, Aramark, Paws4people


    DEC 10-12  | Recharge Hot Beverages & Snacks Station

    Join us nightly starting at 7 PM from Dec 10-12 for a boost during your final exams! Enjoy hot beverages, snacks, and recharge to power through. Grab yours before supplies run out!


    DEC 11 | De-Stress from Finals Event

    Don't miss this opportunity to unwind, recharge, and have a blast! Your well-being matters, and we've got the perfect mix to make your stress vanish. Join us from 1-4 PM for games, win prizes, try your luck at winning the Ultimate Study Break basket, partake in de-stress activities, and get snacks!

    1-2:30 PM | Petting Pups with Paws4People (1st Floor) 

    Unleash your stress as our furry friends from Paws4People are here to lend a paw! Take a break from the books, enjoy some canine companionship, and let the soothing presence of these therapy dogs melt away your anxiety.

    1:30-1:50 PM | Tense and Release Meditation Session (RL 2016, 2nd Floor)

    Relax and unwind from your final exams with our Tense and Release meditation session. This session provides you with simple techniques to release muscle tension and alleviate stress. No experience needed. Please arrive 5 mins before sessions. Session will begin promptly at 1:30 pm.

    2-2:20 PM | Guided Imagery Meditation for Relaxation (RL 2016, 2nd Floor)

    Escape information overload and chaos with our Guided Imagery Meditation session. This session aims to reduce stress, enhance mindfulness, and promote overall relaxation. No experience needed. Please arrive 5 mins before sessions. Session will begin promptly at 2 pm.

    1:30 & 3:30 PM | Sweet Trolley

    Indulge in sweetness with our Sweet Trolley! Join us at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM for a delightful pit-stop to grab snacks, pencils, funny and motivational stickers, index cards, and more!


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    Randall Library’s 80,000-SF expansion is nearing completion!  The new building, just west of the existing Randall, will be finished in late spring and renovations to the existing building will be completed in summer.  Both buildings will be ready for students arriving in Fall 2024!

    While we pride ourselves on a wide variety of technology-rich spaces and a growing collection tailored to the needs of students, faculty and staff, Randall Library is more than the building and the collections it houses. Randall faculty and staff continue to develop new services and expertise that will move teaching, research, and scholarship forward so that Randall will truly be the intellectual heart of the campus.

    As part of Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, your annual gift will contribute to these new services, spaces, and resources, allowing the library to respond quickly to the changing needs of our students and faculty. We hope that you will consider a gift for #Giving Tuesday or any other day - it will truly make a Randall a library like no other!

    To give a gift, visit:

    Thank you for your support.

    Lucy Holman
    Associate Provost and Dean of the Library