Library News for January 2021

  • Posted: January 31, 2021
    Celebrating Black Life & Black Culture eBook Display

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  • Posted: January 28, 2021
    Introduction to 3D Modeling
  • Posted: January 28, 2021
    Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Posted: January 28, 2021
    Introduction to Adobe InDesign
  • Posted: January 28, 2021
    Introduction to Podcasting
  • Posted: January 25, 2021
    WORKSHOP: Building and Refining Strong Research Assignments on Tuesday, Feb 2nd 2:00-3:00 pm

    Do you feel like you’re seeing the same issues in your students’ research projects and papers over and over again?  This Groundhog Day, break out of the cycle by exploring some ways to take your research assignments to the next level.  On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 2:00-3:30 pm, join a team of librarians and professors as we work together to explore best practices and grounding principles for creating highly effective research-based assignments.  Featuring tried and tested example assignments and collaborative activities, this workshop should be helpful to both new instructors creating their first assignments and experienced veterans looking for ways to tune up their material.


    Meeting ID: 885 9055 1243|Passcode: 865957



  • Posted: January 19, 2021
    Spring 2021 Hours and Services

    Randall Library will be open to current UNCW students, staff and faculty beginning on January 19 with modified building and service hours. 

    Please visit our Remote Library Services page for more information about remote library support for teaching, learning and research, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about services such as returning books, accessing the physical collection, and using our online collections.

    Welcome Back, Seahawks!

    Transcripts of this video can be found at

    Building Access

    • Card access (UNCW OneCard) will be required for entry. 
    • Approximately 50% of our seating capacity (700 seats) available to students to comply with social distancing guidelines.
    • Study and computing furniture with be spaced 6 feet apart when possible
    • Group study rooms and lounges will be closed during the pandemic. Pods in the Pelican Gallery and area adjacent to the Digital Makerspace are open for small groups. 
    • The building will be open with limited hours:
      • Monday – Thursday, 8:00AM – 9:00PM
      • Friday, 8:00AM – 6:00PM
      • Saturday, Closed
      • Sunday, 12:00PM – 9:00PM
    •  Find hours information for our Research Help Desk and Circulation Desk


    • The Circulation Desk and Research Help Desk will be open with limited hours.
    • Self-checkout of library materials is encouraged. There will be a self-checkout machine on the first floor, near the Circulation desk. 
    • Whiteboard markers will not be available for checkout. Instead, there will be a limited supply of markers placed in common areas for use.
    • A remote bookdrop will be available to return items adjacent to the Circulation Desk. Exterior bookdrops in the parking lot and to the left of the library's main entrance are open. 
    • The Digital Makerspace will have reduced hours and capacity. Please visit
    • Archives and Special Collections services are by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Please visit 
    • There will be no in-building library programming or events; however Randall will be hosting a number of virtual programs.

    Cleaning & Other Requirements

    • Library users are required to wear face masks inside the building. A limited supply of masks will be available at the Circulation Desk and Research Help Desk.   
    • Starting 2/15, food is only allowed in the Port City Java area and outside on the library portico. Drinks are allowed througout the library. 
    • Security staff will monitor the building periodically to ensure that patrons are wearing face coverings. Those who do not adhere to the University policy will be asked to leave the building and reported to the Dean of Students. 
    • Housekeeping staff will regularly clean the building, with a focus on high-touch surfaces. 
    • Library staff will be disinfecting computer stations periodically.
    • Library users are encouraged to:
      • Wash hands often, for 20 seconds, with soap and water.
      • Use hand sanitizer as needed.
      • Wipe down surfaces before use. Disinfectant wipes will be located throughout the building on top of the recycling sorts and in despensers affixed to columns on the 1st and 2nd floor.
      • Follow social distancing protocols, remaining 6 feet apart. 
      • Follow one-way traffic patterns on stairwells, and throughout the library.