• Posted: May 07, 2021
    Summer 2021 Hours and Services

    Randall Library will be open to current UNCW students, staff, faculty, and community members beginning on May 7 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 https://library.uncw.edu/resources/covid_19

    Building Access

    • 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 – 6:30PM
      • Friday, 8:00AM –11:30 AM
      • Saturday, Closed
      • Sunday, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
    •  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 https://digitalmakerspace.uncw.edu/
    • Archives and Special Collections services are by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Please visit https://library.uncw.edu/archives_special 

    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. 


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  • Posted: May 04, 2021
    EBSCO maintenance for ebooks and audiobooks from May 5th to May 12th

    May 5- 12, 2021: EBSCO ebooks and audiobooks will be undergoing maintenance.

    • Users will be able to read ebooks online and download chapters, or read previously downloaded ebooks and audiobooks.
    • However, users will not be able to download full ebooks or borrow audiobooks during the maintenance window.

    For more information, please see: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Upcoming-system-upgrade-for-EBSCO-eBooks-and-Audiobooks?language=en_US

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  • Posted: May 04, 2021
    Get those Library eBooks workshop on May 12th from 10 to 11 am

    Learn to find and read ebooks available for free through UNCW's library. This will include instruction in setting up and using Adobe Digital Editions to authenticate the download and offline viewing of many ebooks.  This workshop will focus on ebooks from Randall Library, but we will also briefly discuss options available through the New Hanover Public Library. 

    May 12, 10-11am 


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  • Posted: May 03, 2021
    Recharge @ Randall Spring 2021 (Virtual Edition)

    Welcome to the Recharge @ Randall (Virtual Edition)  - May 3, 2021

    It's the end of the semester and Randall Library wants to help you RECHARGE! We hope Recharge @ Randall will help you power through the end of this difficult semester. We are offering activities to help you de-stress, take a mental or physical break, and simply have a little fun. There are scheduled activities (see times below) as well as activities you can do any time!

    Recharge Grab-N-Go Goodie Bags (11 am, Randall Library, 1st floor)

    Get your Recharge Goodie Bag! Goodie bags will include granola bars, fruit snacks, index cards, pencils, erasable highlighters, stickers, summer-inspired temporary tattoos, hand sanitizer, and other goodies. Get your bags while supplies last.

    Midday Mindfulness (12:00 pm)

    Need a pause from studying? Join Mindful UNCW on Monday, May 3rd, 12:00 pm (noon) for a 10 -15 minutes guided group mindfulness practice.

    >>> Mindfulness Zone <<<

    Zen Zone (All Day)

    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 <<<

    The Wall of Inspiration (All Day)

    Share the 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 <<<

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