Funding Priority

Create Library Spaces that Support New Styles of Learning and Inquiry

Ideas, when nurtured, can reach further than ever imagined. Only by expanding interdisciplinary collaboration and research space can we support new methods of teaching and learning. From building design labs to accommodating additional resource materials, we will create space to foster ideas and bring them to fruition.

University Libraries

    The Library Laboratory

    We serve every student and scholar. We support every project, touch every discipline and inspire every breakthrough. Whether it’s testing, creating, conducting, or presenting and publishing, we’re there to help complete each phase of the research lifecycle. We expand our students’ minds in not just one subject area, but all of them. And that is why we are so passionate in helping every single person who seeks what’s next.

    First, we guide students to our Research Hubs, where welcoming, technology-rich environments ignite minds and inspire in-depth exploration. We’re redefining the role of the modern campus librarian, who now must possess specific skills to tailor services to their many constituencies. We train students in the latest design software and integrate new digital methods into their work. We hold campus events showcasing faculty and student activities to connect and grow together in our ideas. From beginning to end, the Research Hubs play a central role in the life of any project.


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    Explore Stories

    Librarian holding the Highlander video tape.

    Fire Fighters

    When an arsonist tried to destroy a storied social justice center, the staff at Wilson Library made sure its archive would live on.

    Professor Donald Haggis holds up a rare book.

    Sharing a rare book collection for future scholars

    A doctor’s interest in ancient medicine turns into gift for classics scholars.

    Media center
    Faculty Support

    Boosting Digital Literacy

    New center to enhance learning and hone skills

    student recording

    Speaking to the Future

    UNC Story Archive gives members of the Carolina community a chance to share their voices.

    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.