Library News for December 2021

  • Posted: December 20, 2021
    Sammy the Seahawk mascot next to text that reads "Welcome Back Seahawks Spring 2022"

    Randall Library is excited to welcome our Seahawks back to campus for the Spring 2022 semester! 


    We have expanded our regular hours to include overnight access. Randall Library will be open beginning on January 10th with the following hours: 

    • Monday-Thursday: Open 24 hours 
    • Friday: Close at 9pm 
    • Saturday 12-6pm 
    • Sunday: Open at 10am 

    These hours are subject to change and vary for holidays and breaks, please check our online calendar for up to date information. 

    During the semester, access between 10pm and 7am Sunday through Thursday and 6pm through 9pm on Fridays is restricted to UNCW students, faculty, and staff. 

    Health & Safety Policies 

    • Face coverings continue to be required in all shared indoor settings on the UNCW campus regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings will be required for the length of your visit and should not be removed except when alone in a private study room with the door closed. See Best for the Nest for more information. 
    • Hand sanitizer and table wipes will be provided throughout the building. We encourage you to disinfect shared surfaces and practice good hand hygiene. 


    • Our service desks are open and ready to assist you! Find hours for the Circulation Desk and Research Help Desk.  
    • Port City Java may re-open in early spring 2022. Check back for updates on PCJ hours.  
    • Food and beverages are now allowed in most areas of the library. 
    • Remote books drops are open and available in the parking lot adjacent to the library on Randall Drive, to the left of the library entrance, and in the library vestibule (blue bin). 
    • Self-check is available at the station adjacent to the Circulation Desk. 
    • Dry erase markers are available at the supply stations throughout the building. 
    • Study rooms are open and bookable via the library website. Masks must be worn at all times when using rooms with groups of 2 or more people. If you are using the room alone with the door closed, you are allowed to remove your mask. Table wipes are available throughout the library for disinfection of shared surfaces. By making a reservation, you agree to follow these updated policies. Use of these rooms is at your own risk. 
    • Please note our policies and service hours are subject to change. 
  • Posted: December 06, 2021
    red ribbon with text that says we remember and celebrate the lives of those lost to the AIDS pandemic

    The LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast, along with SEEDS of Healing, both non-profit groups based in Wilmington, and UNCW, Novant/NHRMC, and other community partners are working together to bring panels from the AIDS Memorial quilt to the area as part of a month-long event to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1. 

    “World AIDS Day brings together survivors, families, artists, religious organizations, medical professionals, scholars, politicians, and activists to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic, reduce stigma, and mourn those who have died of the disease,” said Michaela Howells, PhD. UNCW Department of Anthropology. 

    The largest piece of folk art worldwide, the quilt began in 1987 in San Francisco at the height of the AIDS crisis, once displayed in a storefront on Market Street in the Castro District. The same year on Washington’s National Mall, during the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, the quilt went on display for the world to see.

    Panels will be featured at venues throughout Wilmington, including:

    •     Cameron Art Museum
    •     UNCW Randall Library
    •     UNCW Cultural Arts Building
    •     UNCW Kenan Auditorium
    •     UNCW Veterans Hall
    •     Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
    •     St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church
    •     St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    •     St. Stephen A.M.E. Church

    Events planned for March 2022 for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10). The quilts will be on display on the UNCW campus until the end of March as part of the Artivism for Change program. (Source)

  • Posted: December 02, 2021
    Recharge @ Randall Starts December 5th

    Welcome to the Recharge @ Randall

    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!

    Coffee & Snacks  (Dec. 5th, 6th, & 7th)

    Coffee and an assortment of snacks will be available nightly starting at 7 PM on the dates listed above. 

    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 <<<

  • Posted: December 02, 2021
    Retreat at Randall interior space with the words Now Open

    We welcome the UNCW community to unwind and destress in our new wellness space, Retreat at Randall.

    Retreat at Randall (RL 2016) is intended for quiet contemplation, reflection, meditation, mindfulness, prayer, stress relief, silent games, stretching, and yoga. It is open to students, faculty, or staff with a valid UNCW OneCard. 
    Please see the Space Use Guidelines for more information.

    Portrait of Anne PembertonRetreat at Randall is dedicated to our colleague Anne Pemberton (1975-2021) for her commitment to student success and well-being. May her example continue to inspire us.