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.

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.

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. The University’s first automated book checkout system debuted here. Later, it was the first library to offer full- text electronic databases (on dedicated workstations!) and the first to offer 24-hour service. As the Undergrad turns 50, it continues to lead, with two multimedia labs, a podcasting studio and VR services. What hasn’t changed is the commitment to helping Carolina’s students master new skills and realize their full potential.

This is story number 51 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

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