Innovation and discovery

Whether this is your first time on campus or you're a seasoned Carolina student, the University Libraries can give you a leg up this year.

Carolina’s libraries are so much more than books and study spaces. They are a portal to innovation and discovery. The 10 libraries of the campus system are open for you to use in person this semester. You’ll also find a wealth of resources and assistance online.

Learn how the University Libraries and their resources can help you succeed this year

Helping students succeed

World-renowned library collections, innovative services and expert librarians create an environment for discovery and inspiration at any level and in every discipline.

If you're working on a paper for your first-year seminar or trying to find a piece of information for your doctoral thesis, Carolina’s libraries and staff members are your trusted partners and support network.

  • Students walk past the front desk of Davis Library.

    Our University's librarians are a vital resource for the campus community. They offer classes and support for conducting research, writing a paper and exploring history.

    Meet librarians ready to help
  • Dayna Durbin outside by the undergraduate library.

    The start of the academic year is an exciting time, but there’s also a lot to navigate, especially for incoming and transfer students who are adjusting to life at Carolina. To help Tar Heels start the year right, teaching librarian Dayna Durbin shared a few tips.

    Tips for starting the year off right
  • headphones draped over the side of a desk.

    Need help creating or learning about digital media and design? The University Libraries’ Media and Design Center is here for you. The center supports campus by offering instruction in digital literacy, remote support and media production resources, research support and film programming.

    Learn more about the Media and Design Center

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