Library News

  • Posted: September 12, 2022
    Complying with NIH Data Management and Sharing 2023 Policy

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require researchers to submit a data management and sharing plan with grant applications beginning in January 2023. For those new to data management planning or who will need support to meet this new NIH requirement, this session will give a brief introduction to this new policy, discuss the components of a data management plan, and point out where to find guidance for building these plans at UNCW. To register for this event, click here.

  • Posted: September 08, 2022
    Make It @ Randall

    What will you make of this semester and of your time at UNCW?

    Show us by making something unique to take with you to the start of the fall semester. Randall Library will have all the tools and supplies you need to relax, flex your creative muscles and make some one-of-a-kind souvenirs from UNCWelcome. Activities: Screen printing, Button making, Virtual Reality games, trail mix station, and more! While at the library, stop by the Digital MakerSpace for giveaways and a short introduction to the space and the things you’ll be able to make in it throughout the year. Mark your calendars, the event will be held on Thursday, September 8th, 10 am - 1 pm.

  • Posted: August 31, 2022
    Data Planet a sage publishing resource navigating a data database Sept 7 1 to 2 pm

    Data Planet is a Randall Library subscribed database for over 70 government and private data sources, covering 16 subject areas ( This workshop will provide an introduction to how to navigate within this powerful data platform, as well as generally gain skills for finding data to meet your research needs. Click here to register for this event.

  • Posted: August 31, 2022
    Data Analysis Help Fall 2022: drop in hours and virtual consultations available

    Randall Library is now providing drop-in consultation hours for research data analysis in SPSS, R, and Excel. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to stop in, unannounced, for help with a coding problem, determining how to incorporate the tool into a new research project, or for basic navigation of the tools.

    Fall 2022 Drop-in Hours:  (Drop in hours will occur 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022 for fall semester.)

    •  Tuesdays from 1pm - 5pm
    •  Thursdays from 1pm - 5pm
    •  Fridays from 12pm - 2pm

    It is available in-person (in library room 1023H, which is in front of the Makerspace) and over Zoom (

    If you're not available during these times, you may email our Data Analysis graduate student Hawken Hass (hvh1489 [at] with details about the background and problems you are facing with your code (screenshots or code files could be helpful reference as well). During the next available drop-in hours, she will look into the issues and get back to you by email.

    If you have questions or feedback about this service, please direct your inquiries to Lynnee Argabright, Research Data Librarian at UNCW (argabrightL [at]

  • Posted: August 10, 2022
    Library catalog service disruption on August 17th

    ​The Library Catalog will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday, August 17th and will be unavailable for the duration of the day. Please contact the library at: if you need assistance finding or accessing  materials.

    You can find the location and availability of a books, videos and more during this time by accessing Summon


  • Posted: August 09, 2022
    Library Closed on Friday August 12th at 12pm

    Due to UNCW network maintenance activities, the library will close at 12:00pm on Friday, August 12th. The library website, the library catalog, the interlibrary loan system (iLLiad) and other library applications may be unavailable from Friday at noon throught the evening. Intermittent availability may affect library systems through Monday at 8:00am.

    You can find out more information about the planned maintenance.

  • Posted: July 18, 2022
    An image of Randall Library with the text "library expansion news" overlaid

    We are excited to share that the Randall Library expansion and renovation is underway, with a groundbreaking ceremony held in May 2022. We will continue to update the Expansion site and our Timeline page as more information becomes available. 

  • Posted: June 23, 2022
    Temporary Relocation of TAC Walk-Up Services

    Due to construction, The Technology Assistance Center (TAC) walk-up services, including equipment checkout and technical assistance, will be relocated adjacent to the Randall Library Circulation Desk from Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4th.

    There will no interruption to service for technical support at "myTAC"

  • Posted: June 22, 2022
    IIL Login

    We have updated the login experience for interlibrary loan requests. When you are off campus and trying to access request a resource from interlibrary loan, you will see the same login screen as when you sign in to your UNCW Outlook email account.

  • Posted: May 31, 2022
    A new chapter begins: Randall Library renovation and expansion groundbreaking ceremony

    On May 19th, UNCW and Randall Library broke ground on the much-awaited Expansion and Renovation project, officially marking the transition from design to construction. Expected completion of the $56M project is late 2024. 

    The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks by UNCW officials including Chancellor Sartarelli, Provost Winebrake, and Board of Trustees chairperson Bridget Kidd, as well as by NC state senator Michael Lee. Of special note were the remarks delivered by Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning & Library Services and Dean of the Library, Dr. Lucy Holman describing our vision for the library expansion and renovation (PDF). 

    The outdoor ceremony took place on the west side of the current Randall Library building, the site of the new 80,000 sq. ft. expansion and was followed by a reception in Randall’s Sherman Hayes Gallery. Food and spirits were served while guests received tours of the library’s Digital Makerspace, were shown renderings and floor plans for the expansion, interacted with a visualization of library data, and browsed a special exhibit highlighting 70 years of Randall Library history created by the Randall Library Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History.  

    Dr Lucy Holman speaking at the Randall Library groundbreaking ceremony

    Faculty and staff of Randall Library holding golden shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony

    Faculty and staff of Randall Library at the groundbreaking ceremony

    Photo credit Jeff Janowski, UNCW staff photographer.