Library News

  • Posted: September 09, 2021
    3D Modeling, September 29th from 11am-12pm or 5:30-6:30pm

    3D Modelling

    Introductory workshops to 3d modelling, for all audiences

    Register for this Workshop  

    Find out more about Scholarly Research Services.

  • Posted: September 01, 2021
    National Endowment for the Arts Big Read The House of Mango Street

    As part of the NEA Big Read: Cape Fear, UNCW’s Office of the Arts and Randall Library are hosting a collaborative, year-long effort to promote literacy in Wilmington and the broader Cape Fear region. Programming for the NEA Big Read: Cape Fear spans three counties and includes community book reads, discussions, family-friendly events, book clubs, teacher training, performances, story times, and art festivals that focus their efforts on Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street and other companion titles.

    To see a list of NEA Big Read events happening across the Cape Fear, visit UNCW's Office of the Arts. Be sure to check out the NEA Big Read Subject Guide for other titles by Sandra Cisneros, companion titles, and supplemental resources.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. UNCW is one of 70+ nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project.  The NEA Big Read: Cape Fear was made possible by our community sponsors which include the Brunswick Arts Council and the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County

    COMMUNITY PARTNERS: UNCW Office of the Arts, UNCW Randall Library, Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, Brunswick Arts Council, Cameron Art Museum, Cape Fear Community College, Cape Fear Literacy Council, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, DC Virgo Preparatory Academy, The Harrelson Center, International School at Gregory, Isaac Bear Early College, NC Project Lead, Inc., New Hanover County Public Library, New Hanover County Schools, Pender County Library, UNCW Centro Hispano, UNCW Department of Creative Writing, UNCW Department of English, UNCW Department of World Languages and Cultures, UNCW Gender Studies & Research Center, UNCW Honors College, UNCW Watson College of Education, WHQR Public Media, Working Films, YWCA Lower Cape Fear


  • Posted: August 16, 2021
    2021 - 2022 Randall Library Open Education Mini-Grant Award Winners

    Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Randall Library Open Education Mini-Grant award recipients!

    A panel of faculty and librarians recently selected 7 UNCW faculty to receive mini-grants to support moving their required course materials from commercial textbooks to high quality resources that are free for students. Recipients will update their syllabi by incorporating open-source textbooks, library resources, and other free material for their classes.  

    Congratulations to the following winners:

    • Indranil Ghosh (Mathematics & Statistics)
    • Erika Hanson (Communication Studies)
    • Emily Homer (Sociology & Criminology)
    • Beverley McGuire (Philosophy & Religion)
    • Monica Rother (Environmental Sciences)
    • Peter Schuhmann (Economics & Finance)
    • Blevin Shelnutt (English)

    Learn more about this program and other textbook affordability options here:

  • Posted: August 06, 2021
    Fall 2021 Hours and Services


    Randall Library will be open to UNCW students, faculty, and staff as well as the community beginning on August 14th with modified building hours for the beginning of the fall semester. In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, overnight access has been suspended but will be evaluated again by September 17th. Building hours are as follows:

    Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am-11 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am-6 pm
    Saturday:12 pm-6 pm
    Sunday: 10 am-11 pm

    Find hours for the Circulation Desk and Research Help Desk

    Health & Safety Policies

    • As July 30th, face coverings are 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.
    • Food will only be allowed in the Port City Java area or around the outdoor library portico. If eating in other areas, Randall Library staff or Security will instruct you to move. 
    • Students who do not follow the University mask policy will be asked to leave and reported to the Dean of Students for conduct violation. 
    • 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.
    • Remote books drops are open and available in the parking lot adjacent to the library on Randall Drive, to the left of the library entance, 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.





  • Posted: August 06, 2021

    For the health and safety of campus, food is only allowed in the Port CIty Java (PCJ) area or around the outside library portico. Drinks are allowed throughout the library. 

    • If eating in other area, Randall Library staff or Security will instruct you to move. 
    • Masks MUST be worn at all times in all areas of the library besides PCJ. 
    • Students who do not follow the University mask policy will be asked to leave and reported to the Dean of Students for conduct violation. 


  • Posted: August 06, 2021
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  • Posted: June 21, 2021
    Memorial Service and Reception for Anne Pemberton

    We are profoundly saddened to share the news that Anne Pemberton, Associate Director of Research and Instructional Services and Library Assessment in Randall Library, passed away at her home on June 11, 2021. 

    Anne's obituary can be found here.

    There will be a memorial service and reception for her on Saturday June 26, 2021 at 2pm at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S College Road, Wilmington NC.
    Reception to follow at the Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC.

    A condolence book for Anne's family will be at Randall Library through Wednesday June 23rd.




  • Posted: June 01, 2021
    New library login for databases and other resources

    During the ITS Maintenance Weekend from June 4th – 7th, we will be updating the login experience for databases or other resources. When you’re off campus and trying to access a journal article or database like JSTOR or ProQuest, you will see the same login screen as when you sign in to your UNCW Outlook email account.

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    If you are on campus or using the UNCW VPN, you will not be prompted to log in.  

    Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

  • Posted: May 28, 2021
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  • Posted: May 25, 2021
    Downtime will cause issues with journal article links

    One of Randall Library’s vendors, Ex Libris, will be moving data centers over Memorial Day weekend. From May 29-30, 2021, there will be a system downtime for up to 24 hours. This downtime may affect linking to journal articles from search results in the library website search, Summon, and various databases like ProQuest and EBSCOhost. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you experience issues, please contact us.