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

    UNC - Chapel Hill

    Well Informed

    The School of Information and Library Science is the first Library School in North Carolina.

    Carolina 225

    Fifty Years of Firsts at the Undergraduate Library

    When the R.B. House Undergraduate Library opened in 1968, it was the first time that Carolina undergraduates were allowed into library stacks anywhere on campus.

    Carolina 225

    I Was Here. Don’t Forget Me.

    "‘I was here; don’t forget me.’ That’s it. That’s the role of archives.”


    Rediscovering Frankenstein’s Monster

    When students showed up for the first day of English 295, many expected a typical English class.


    Local to worldwide in a couple of clicks

    "Libraries and museums work really hard to preserve that material and we want to give that a boost."

    Faculty Support

    Passing Opportunity Forward

    We create an informed, engaged and scholarly citizenry.