North Carolina Collection GalleryWilson 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 our Wilson News & Exhibits 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. To schedule a tour, please fill out our tour request form at least one week in advance.

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