Kick Start the School Year with the University Libraries

August 16, 2023

Are you ready for the new academic year? The University Libraries can help you get off to a good start! Learn more about Carolina’s libraries at Weeks of Welcome events, explore campus with curated virtual tours and enjoy all the free resources your libraries offer. Then, sign up for the student newsletter to get the latest library events, tips and news all year long.

students playing mini golf in the libraryWeeks of Welcome Events at the University Libraries 

Start the year by checking out a range of events that will help you get to know The University Libraries and the resources they offer. From guided tours to Library Mini Golf, there are plenty of ways to get involved!

Get to know Carolina’s Campus with Self-Guided Tours 

Are you new to Chapel Hill and trying to learn your way around campus? Returning to Carolina and wanting to dig deeper? Either way, the Library’s self-guided tours will help you map things out.  

Try these tours to learn about Carolina history through three different lenses: 

Sloane Art Library, located in Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Students sitting outside on the Art Library patio space. White tables and chairs are arranged on the brick patio. Huge floor to roof windows of the Hanes Art Center building is in the background; reflecting the blue sky and brick buildings in the distance. 10 Hidden-Gem Library Spaces 

The libraries on Carolina’s campus offer a wide range of resources and study spaces. With so many options, it can be hard to choose the best place to work. To help you get started, we’re highlighting 10 Library spaces you won’t want to miss.

student wearing headphones smiles at the camera, sitting in front of a computerMake the Most of Your Leisure Time 

The Library isn’t just your one-stop-shop for research and learning — it’s also a source of entertainment and news. Explore the Library’s popular book, e-book, and audiobook collections; claim your free subscriptions to the New York Times and Washington Post;, and stream movies and television online.

Not sure what to read or watch? Get personalized recommendations from your librarians! 

Letters from your libraryStay Up to Date with The Student Newsletter 

Sign up for the Library’s monthly newsletter and get just-in-time tools for academic success; staff picks for streaming, reading, and listening; and fun highlights from the archives.

Wondering when your favorite Library is open? Check out the libraries’ fall 2023 hours.