Funding Priority

Build Research Capacity through Technology Leadership

Research is what fuels us. New innovations in research touch all students, who can then touch so many lives outside our state borders. We must support and inspire new technologies—and create new spaces for ideas to flourish. Our three Research Hubs feature MakerSpaces to develop and test new ideas, and bring together interdisciplinary research groups to form strategic partnerships. Support for the Hubs will strengthen critical infrastructure to bolster our research mission.

University Libraries

    Active Learning, Proactive Leading

    We create innovations. We lead the learning experience by engaging all aspects of the educational continuum. We deliver new technologies to departments and faculty to ensure students benefit from them in the classroom. We engage with students and faculty in all disciplines to guide, create and transform their work, as well as extend their knowledge and support beyond the physical library.

    3D scanning, printing, sewing, textiles, metals, soldering, carpentry—they can all be found at our MakerSpaces. They encourage thinking through design, hands-on learning and experimentation. Students can collaborate, create, build and make ideas come to life. Out of MakerSpaces could come a new, easy-to-use joystick to navigate a wheelchair, or a new medium that makes theatrical masks even more elaborate. Imagination fuels these spaces as they constantly advance the library’s mission to implement the newest technology on behalf of the entire Carolina community.


    Explore Stories

    Records of North Carolina laws

    Algorithms of Resistance

    Using machine learning to identify racist language in state laws

    A group photo of participants of the Southeastern Gay Conference in 1976 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    More than an archive

    A new oral history project - The Story of Us - is documenting and preserving LGBTQIA Carolina history.


    The gift of wonder: Rare book collection coming to Carolina

    Rare book collection worth $6.2 million donated to the University Libraries

    Global Impact

    Spreading Coronavirus Research

    The research of Carolina’s top coronavirus efforts is now easily accessible online.

    Student Support

    Stories to Save Lives

    “Our discussions…have never felt more important than they do right now.”

    Howard holsenbeck

    Gift to the Future

    "Charitable planning for the future is important to me, and it should be for everybody."