Kenan Science Library

The Kenan Science Library Research Hub supports innovation, entrepreneurship, and making as part of UNC Libraries’ Research Hub.

students working in Kenan Science Library

Looking for Help?

Need in-depth assistance with your research in science, innovation, entrepreneurship, or making? Schedule a consultation with a subject expert: Request a Consultation.

Or check out our online Subject Resources:
Applied Physical Sciences | Astronomy | Biology | Computer Science | Chemistry | Environmental Studies | Geological Sciences | Marine Sciences | Mathematics | Operations Research | Physics | Statistics



The Makerspace@Kenan Science Library is equipped with 3D printing, 3D imaging, electronics and soldering, and sewing machines and also features a design and modeling center and a virtual reality design studio.

KSL coworking spaces

Coworking Spaces

There are seven reservable spaces: four group work rooms with monitors or an overhead projector, two co-working spaces with monitors, and a “huddle” brainstorming space.

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People observing the night sky with the Newtonian 8-inch Telescope

Equipment and Software

Arduino kits, Rasperry Pi kits, and a telescope can be checked out of the library for three days. Various equipment and software is also available for use while in the Kenan Science Library.


3D printed tactile graphic symbols made for Dr. Karen A. Erickson of the Center for Literacy and Disability Services. View Project
Project Core: Tactile Graphic Symbols
Dr. Alan Glazner of the Geological Science Department uses a 3D model to illustrate a geologic point for his Geological Sciences 72H First-Year Seminar. View Project
Geological Sciences 3D Model
Forrest C. Greenslade, biologist and nature-inspired artist, led a design build project to create nests for native bees in this Fall 2016 Maker-in-Residence project. View Project
BeAM Maker-in-Residence Program


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