University Libraries

The University Libraries are so much more than books or places to study. We're a comprehensive world of inquiry, a vibrant hub of encyclopedic glimpses into the past and an engine that speeds students and scholars into the future. As the model for the modern research library, we enrich not only our state but also the world – always creating better lives for all.

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Explore Stories

Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950 at the Ackland Art Museum, at Sloane Art Library
Arts

A Continuing Resource

An Ackland curator used library resources to curate a multi-part installation

Regester views a film.
Research

Growing Up with Davis Library

Charlene Regester’s research has brought rare resources on Black history to Carolina’s libraries

Lam in the Fearrington Reading Room with ancient cuneiform tablets.
Research

Discovering Hidden Treasures

A professor found ancient tablets and worked with library staff to share these artifacts

Henley at Davis Library
Research

Uncovering the Past through Digital Research

Text mining and machine learning helped uncover Jim Crow laws in archived North Carolina General Statutes

Comedian Lewis Black
Alumni

Sharing a Lifetime of Writing

Comedian Lewis Black '70 donates archive to UNC-Chapel Hill University Libraries.

A view of the front of Wilson Library looking up.
Donor

Gift Endows Library Curatorship and Fellowships

A $2 million from William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust will endow a curatorship fund fellowships at University Libraries.