Library News

  • Posted: January 03, 2023
    Construction continues on the library expansion

    Construction of the library expansion will continue during spring semester 2023. Currently the steel frame, decking, and roof are under construction, along with site and utility updates. While it is possible that the construction could cause noise impacts in the library, thus far the noise has been minimal. We are looking forward to a completion date of fall 2024. In the meantime, Randall Library is a great place to study, learn, explore, and relax!

  • Posted: December 01, 2022
    Recharge @ Randall - Fall 2022 Dec 11-13 Click for more info


    Games | Prizes | Raffle | De-stress Activities | Coffee | Snacks

    Join us for Recharge @ Randall, Randall Library's de-stress exam event we host at the end of each semester to support students during final exams. This semester we are offering an array of activities to help YOU de-stress, take a break (mental or physical), and simply have a little fun!

    Dec 11-13 | Coffee and an assortment of snacks will be available starting at 7 PM each night.

    Dec 12 | Get snacks! Play Games! Win Prizes!

    • 1 – 4 PM | Games | Crafts | Snacks
    • 2 – 4 PM | Petting Pups w/ CHHS & paws4people
    • 1:30 PM | 2:30 PM | 3:30 PM | Sweet Trolley Stops - candy and snacks, index cards, post-its, etc.)
    • 1:00 PM | 1:30 PM | Yoga Sessions w/ Campus Rec.

    Anytime ACCESS | Virtual Zen Zone

    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 <<<

    Sponsors | Randall Library, Student Government Association (SGA), Academic Affairs, Aramark, Insomnia Cookies, paws4people


  • Posted: December 01, 2022
    Coffee and Cookies with Hunter Ingram - Burgwin-Wright House Tuesday, December 6th at 11:30 AM

    Join Randall Library’s Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History as we welcome Hunter Ingram, Associate Director of the Burgwin-Wright House and former host of the Cape Fear Unearthed podcast, as he shares with us about using Special Collections resources to inform his work on various local public history podcasts.

  • Posted: December 01, 2022
     Randall Library Expansion and Renovation is Underway! Moderate noise and vibration should be expected Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
    Moderate noise and vibration should be expected Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
    For more information, please visit or email rlfacility [at]
  • Posted: November 28, 2022
    Giving Tuesday UNC Wilmington November 29, 2022

    We’re growing!

    After more than four years of planning, Randall Library has started construction on its new 80,000-SF expansion!  The new building, just west of the existing Randall, will open Fall 2024.

    While we pride ourselves on our varied and technology-rich spaces for students, faculty and staff, Randall Library is more than the building and the collections it houses. We are developing new library services that will move teaching, research, and scholarship forward so that we can truly be the intellectual heart of the campus.

    As part of Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, your annual gift will contribute to these new services, spaces, and resources, allowing the library to respond quickly to the changing needs of our students and faculty. We hope that you will consider a gift for #Giving Tuesday or any other day - it will truly make a Randall a library like no other!

    Thank you for your support.

    Lucy Holman
    Associate Provost and Dean of the Library

  • Posted: November 21, 2022
    Recharge at Randall Coming Dec 11-13, Games, Prizes, Raffle, De-Stress Activities, Coffee, Snacks


    Randall Library is happy to announce that Recharge at Randall is coming soon!

    Recharge at Randall is our end-of-the-semester de-stress event to support student success and well-being during final exams. The library will offer an array of activities to help students take a break, de-stress, and have a little fun! More information coming soon!

    Dec 11-13 | Coffee and snacks will be available starting at 7 PM each night.

    Dec 12 | Play Games! Win Prizes! De-stress from 1-4 PM. Stay tuned for a list of event activities coming soon!


  • Posted: November 09, 2022
    Mindful Tea Tasting (Faculty and Staff) Nov 18 4PM Retreat at Randall

    This session explores using mindfulness as a tool to break through the monotony and habituation of daily mundane tasks, such as making and drinking a cup of tea. Participants will learn how to set intentionality and observe and interact with the present moment. Join Outreach and Engagement Librarian, Chris Robinson, as he guides the class on a mindfulness journey starting with a brief mediation session, followed by tea-making, drinking, and discussion. Registration is required. Space is limited. This a B.Y.O.M (Bring Your Own Mug) event. All other supplies will be provided. This a Dare2Learn event for faculty and staff only.

    Register for this event visit

    Nov 18 | 4 PM | Retreat at Randall (2016) | Randall Library (2nd floor

  • Posted: November 09, 2022
    Holiday Nutrition Tabling Retreat at Randall Room 2016 from 2-3pm UNCW Health Promotion

    Stop by the Health Promotion table to learn how to make the most of your holiday season on Nov 15 from 2-3 p.m. in Retreat at Randall, 2016.

  • Posted: November 09, 2022
    Thursday Evenings with the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History Nov. 17 6:30 PM

    Join the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives History for Thursday Evenings, with special guest Nancy Strickland Fields Director of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian at the University of North Carolina Pembroke on Nov 17 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom:

  • Posted: November 07, 2022
    Cultivating Gratitude with Dr. Alysa Klassen November 17 1-2 PM

    This presentation will explore the benefits of practicing gratitude and discuss simple strategies for cultivating gratitude in your daily life. Participants will be led through a gratitude journaling exercise and receive a FREE JOURNAL! Space is limited. Reservation required. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. To register visit: