Library News

  • Posted: May 12, 2023
    Subject and Course Guides are Moving!

    Monday, May 15th, we're migrating our Subject and Course guides to a new platform at You can still access as the link will redirect to the new site. 

  • Posted: May 12, 2023
    Expansion construction contines: Summer 2023 disruptions

    The library expansion continues to take shape! The rooms are being framed, the pipes have been laid, the electrical work is underway, and the construction is on schedule. 

    This summer will see disruptions to library services as the connection between the two buildings is made and renovation work occurs in the existing Randall Library. 

    Disruptions include:

    • Some group study rooms will be offline at different times during the summer due to window replacement.
    • The Randall Library Auditorium (2047) and one of our Instruction Classrooms (1039) will be closed for the summer.
    • The vending machines will be moved to a temporary location on the first floor near the restrooms.
    • The TAC walk-up service will move temporarily to the current Research Help Desk, near the front door of the library.
    • Research Help will be offered virtually during the summer, and then will be available in-person at the current Circulation Desk.
    • There will be construction noise, mostly occurring during intersession periods, as spaces on the first and second floors are renovated.

    Please email Randall Library Building Operations, rlfacility [at], with questions about the construction or for help with library services during summer 2023.

  • Posted: May 08, 2023
    Thursday Evenings with the Center: George McDaniel

    Please join the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History for our final 2022-2023 “Thursdays at the Center” virtual Zoom event on May 11 at 6:30 p.m., when our very special guest will be nationally-recognized public historian Dr. George McDaniel.  

    Dr. McDaniel served as the Executive Director of Drayton Hall, an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1989-2015, and is the author of the recently published Drayton Hall Stories:  A Place and Its People (Evening Post Books, 2022). The topic of Dr. McDaniel’s presentation will be the transformation of Drayton Hall, a historic house and plantation, into a site of empathy, healing, and racial reconciliation through community engagement. In Drayton Hall Stories, McDaniel offers the voices of a diverse array of individuals who have been deeply associated with the site, including the descendants of both the Drayton family and those whom the Draytons had enslaved, revealing the wealth of intimate connections they had, and have, with the historic place. Through extensive oral histories, Dr. McDaniel has revealed the many stories that Drayton Hall, like all historic places, can and should tell, and through their telling help us, in the words of Wilmington’s own Bertha Todd, to “move forward together.” 

    This is a virtual event that will be held on Zoom. Registration is not required. Participants can join using this zoom link:

  • Posted: May 08, 2023
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  • Posted: May 08, 2023
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  • Posted: May 03, 2023
    Recharge @ Randall - Spring 23 May 3-5


    Games | Prizes | Raffle | De-stress Activities | Coffee | Snacks

    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 | 7 PM nightly coffee and snacks

    MAY 4 | De-stress Activities |1 – 4 PM | Games | Crafts Stations | Snacks

    • Petting Pups | 2 – 4 PM - Paws4People
    • Sweet Trolley Stops | 2:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM

    Anytime ACCESS | Virtual Zen Zone

    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 <<<

    Sponsors:  Randall Library, Student Government Association (SGA), Academic Affairs, University Learning Center, Aramark, paws4people

  • Posted: April 19, 2023
    Wentworth Student Travel Fellowships Poster Session Randall Library April 19th 3 to 5pm Spring 2023

    Randall Library is proud to host the Spring 2022 UNCW English Department's Wentworth Fellows Travel Fellowships Poster Session on April 19th from 3 to 5 PM in the Sherman Hayes Gallery, first floor.

    Wentworth Fellows Spring 2023

    • Jacob Weinick traveled to Austin, TX to study David Foster Wallace
    • Brooke Tran traveled to New York City to study queer literature
    • Hanna Brightbill traveled to the UK to study Tolkien
    • Megdalia Bromhal-Butler traveled to Puerto Rico to explore mangrove culture
    • Alex Gazda traveled to NJ/MA/DC on the trail of transcendentalism and Elizabeth Peabody
    • Sarah Hurley traveled to Vermont to study Shirley Jackson
    • Jul Jones went to Ireland to study Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Autumn Kepley traveled to Paris to study Simone de Beauvoir
    • Jamie Merritt went to Prince Edward's Island, Canada to study L.M. Montgomery
    • Leilani Pickett went to Key West to study Zora Neale Hurston
    • McCartney Piner went to Edinburgh to study Ian Finlay

    Student Travel Fellowship Overview: The Wentworth Travel Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites, in America or abroad, associated with literary authors and texts. Each year, students work with faculty sponsors to submit applications detailing journeys inspired by and connected with a specific text, author, or movement in an effort to explore the relationship of artistic production to geographic space. Learn more about the Wentworth Fellows Travel Fellowships program, visit:

  • Posted: April 14, 2023
    A Conversation with Andrew Joseph White Book Signing & Refreshments RL Auditorium (2047) April 14th at 5:30 pm

    Join us in welcoming the queer and trans author of Hell Followed with Us, Andrew Joseph White to UNCW!

    Hell Followed with Us is a NYT Best Seller post-apocalyptic novel about a 16-year-old queer and trans boy, Benji, who fights against the fundamentalist cult he grew up in and the monster they tried to make him. We will have a Q & A, book signing, and social, so you can get to know Andrew first hand and learn about the novel, what it is like to be a queer and trans author, and Andrew’s upcoming plans for queer horror novels!

    The Q&A will run from 5:30-6:00 pm, followed by a reception with a full dinner buffet and a book signing and opportunity to meet the author. Pomegranate Books will be on hand selling copies of Hell Followed With Us if you don’t have one and would like your copy signed! This free event is open to all—students, faculty, staff, and community members.

    PARKING: Parking spaces for community members have been reserved in the Randall Library parking lot! You can find our lot in pink on the bottom left corner of this map, off of Randall Drive:

  • Posted: April 12, 2023
    origami with Charile Uptegrove Aprill 18 4:30-5:30

    Did you know origami can be used as a meditation tool?

    Practicing origami can help reduce stress, anxiety, depression or other ailments, both physical and emotional. Join us for origami on April 18th at 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Retreat at Randall, Randall Library, 2nd Floor (Room 2016). No prior experience required. All materials provided. This program is open to UNCW students, faculty, and staff.  Register at:

    If you need special accommodations or have questions, contact Chris Robinson at robinsoncl [at]

  • Posted: April 11, 2023
    Need Coding Help? Coding Consultations Are Available Phython Java HTML CSS SML SQL Drop-in hours and virtual consultation available:

    Having trouble solving a coding problem? Randall Library has you covered with our new drop-in consultation hours for assistance with Javascript, Python, CSS, HTML, SML, and SQL. Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff member, you can come in and receive the help you need to solve your coding conundrum.

    To make things even more convenient, you can now sign in to register for an appointment in person (Randall Library room 1023-H near the DMS) or online at This means you can secure your spot ahead of time and avoid any potential wait times.

    Don't let that coding conundrum hold you back any longer. Swing by Randall Library today and let us assist you in cracking the code! If you have any questions about our drop-in consultation hours or registration process, feel free to ask.