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William Madison Randall Library

The William Madison Randall Library serves as a dynamic instructional and research resource of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Randall Library is named for William Madison Randall, Wilmington College president from 1958 to 1968. Its collections include more than two million items in various formats, including approximately one million books, bound journals, and print government documents; over 65,000 print and electronic journals, over 750,000 microform pieces, and more than 85,000 media items (e.g., DVDs, CDs). In addition, the Library provides approximately 200 online databases and extensive full text resources. Databases, e-journals and over 30,000 electronic books are available to UNCW students, faculty and staff with Internet access anywhere and anytime. An online catalog and circulation system provides easy, efficient access to most of the Library's collections.

UNCW: SculptureThe Library's online catalog can be expanded to search the UNC Coastal Library Consortium (UNCW, Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke) and requests can be placed for those materials directly from the online catalog. The Library's interlibrary loan and document delivery service provides access to information resources held by other libraries around the world free of charge to UNCW students, faculty and staff. Requests are submitted online through the ILLiad system.

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The Library provides a reserve reading service to aid students and instructors in accessing required and supplemental materials for courses. Much of this material is in electronic format, available 24/7. Books and videos for short loan reserve reading/viewing are held at the Circulation/Customer Services Desk. The reserve system can be searched by course, department, instructor or document title or author. Information about reserves can be found at