Library News

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    Randall Library is excited to share that thanks to a deal brokered by the Carolina Consortium, authors affiliated with UNCW may now publish open access in any of Wiley's 1,400 hybrid journals (subscription-based journals which offer an open access option) at no cost through a new “read-and-publish" agreement. 

    Open access publishing allows for increased engagement with your work. Benefits associated with publishing open access include higher citations and usage, immediate access to the latest research, and compliance with open access mandates from funders, among others. 41 institutions across North and South Carolina have opted into this agreement with Wiley, which also offers subscribers access to the entire Wiley journals database.  For more information on the Wiley agreement, visit this page.

    Randall Library also offers agreements with SAGE (10% discount on open access publishing costs) and Karger (no-cost open access publishing). To learn more about these discounts, visit Randall Library’s open access guide.

    Please contact Allison Kittinger, Scholarly Communications Librarian ( or Sarah Mueth, Coordinator of Serials & Electronic Resources ( with any questions. 

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    We are very excited to share that in November 2021, the state of North Carolina passed a budget that included the $56 million in funding needed to begin construction on the renovation and expansion of Randall Library. The project includes a 118,000 3-story expansion at the west side of Randall Library (renderings below) along with a partial renovation of the existing interior. Groundbreaking is expected later in 2022. In the meantime, work on final versions of construction documents is underway.

    Visit the Randall Library Expansion webpage for more information.











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