Library News

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    At the April 2021 meeting of the UNCW Board of Trustees reviewed the aesthetic plans for the Randall Library Renovation and Expansion project and gave their approval for the project aesthetic. The PDF with the images presented to the BOT is available here . The final stages of design planning will wrap up in early summer 2021.

    Visit the Randall Library Expansion webpage for more information.

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    Over the course of the summer, UNCW project management and Randall Library stakeholders had several meetings with the designers and architects for the Randall Library Renovation and Expansion project. These meetings were centered around technology needs; appropriate seat counts; group study & classroom space; events & exhibits space; and conceptualization of the connector that will join the expansion to the existing library. These meetings set the foundation for the planning work that will continue over the academic year 2021 which will position UNCW and Randall Library to be ready with design documents when the NC state legislature approves spending for this capital project.  

    Visit the Randall Library Expansion webpage for more information.

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    In order to continue to expand study space for students, we are clearing space occupied by bound journals on the 1st floor. These are older journals that we previously had bound together and placed on our shelves. Now, most of these journals are more easily accessible online through our vast collection of databases. This is made possible through a significant university investment over the last several years. A small collection of journals will be kept and moved to the 2nd floor later this spring. 

    We are clearing close to 4,000 shelves of bound journals for this project. That means over 7,000 sq. feet of new study space for students!  

    Our work begins now, and the new study area will be available by Fall 2020.