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A new look at Carolina’s libraries

The University Libraries are so much more than books. Take a closer look at what the libraries bring to the campus community.

students listen to a record player.

Carolina’s libraries are home to thousands of manuscripts, an extensive vinyl record collection, a makerspace and podcasting studios.

Get a glimpse of the spaces, resources and equipment that Carolina students can get their hands on this year.

Davis Library is the place to find most humanities, social science, business and foreign language library collections at UNC-Chapel Hill, plus maps, government information, data collections and microforms. It is also home to some late-night studying and group project sessions, with eight floors of work and study space.

For the past 50 years, the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library has been connecting undergraduates and faculty to the information, technology and other resources essential to supporting undergraduate education. At the UL’s design studio, media lab and recording and podcast studios, students have the chance to become skilled multimedia creators.

With coworking spaces, science equipment and a makerspace, the Kenan Science Library supports innovation, entrepreneurship and making. The library even has a telescope students can borrow for three days.

Photo collage of a student listening to headphones, students look at record covers, students listening to a record player and a hand on sheet music.

To visit one of the top academic music libraries in the country, swing by the Music Library on the ground level of Wilson Library. The collection includes books, scores, audio and video recordings, and a large number of rare materials, as well as access to major music research databases and thousands of streamed audio and video recordings.

The iconic Louis Round Wilson Library is hard to miss while walking through Polk Place. The library’s five special collections hold unique and rare books, organizational records, personal and family papers, photographs, moving images, sound recordings and artifacts that document history and culture.