Classes & Tours


The staff of the Wilson Library works closely with faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to incorporate the rich resources of our five principal collections into classroom instruction and student projects. We encourage the use of the research room and instruction spaces as learning laboratories for engaging with collection materials. We offer a broad range of instructional services, from displays of collection materials to course-based active learning engagements with primary and secondary sources in special collections. For general consultation or information about planning and scheduling an instruction session, please fill out and submit this form several weeks in advance: Request a Special Collections Instruction Session

The following Research and Instructional Services staff members have principal responsibility for providing collection-based instruction and may be contacted individually by email:


North Carolina Collection Gallery Wilson Library offers many rich opportunities for tours and field trips. With exhibit spaces on each floor, the library is home to about a dozen changing exhibitions each year, so there’s always something to see. For current exhibitions and upcoming events see the slideshow on Wilson’s home page. Visitors can also view the architecturally impressive Fearrington Reading Room, a small exhibit room dedicated to Thomas Wolfe in the Special Collections Research Room, and permanent exhibits related to North Carolina history in the North Carolina Collection Gallery. We welcome on- and off-campus groups to visit our building, our exhibitions, and our collections. For more information, email

Other Groups

We regularly give talks and provide research assistance to a variety of off-campus groups, including classes from other universities, genealogical and local history societies, professional organizations, K-12 classes, summer camps and educational programs, and retirement communities. If you are interested in bringing a group to Wilson Library, please send us an email at