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UNCG University Libraries Announcements

Reopening Guidelines for University Libraries

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:03:00 +0000

University Libraries is currently working with UNCG's Office of Emergency Management and other UNC System schools by following the Governor's guidelines and executing the use of best practices for social distancing and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a continued effort to reopen the libraries.

A phased reopening of the University Libraries will include the following: 
  • Phase 2a: Through Friday, July 10 building access for University Libraries' employees only via SpartanCard tap/swipe will continue.  
  • Phase 2b: Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 31 building access will be expanded to the Tower side ONLY to University-affiliated faculty, staff and students via SpartanCard tap/swipe.
    • University-affiliated patron access hours will be Mondays – Fridays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Phase 3a: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 14 building access will be expanded to the Main building with the College Ave. and Connector doors open to the public.
    • Public access hours remain Mondays – Fridays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Phase 3b: Beginning Saturday, August 15, regular fall hours will be:
    • Public access hours – Mondays – Thursdays 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays 12 noon – 5 p.m., Sundays 12 noon – 9 p.m.
Services available to faculty and staff will include the following: 
  • Reference services are available currently and will continue to be available virtually
  • Library instruction will be provided virtually either asynchronously or synchronously for your classes, please see a liaison for more information
  • Library liaisons are available to assist with finding ebooks, articles, as well as reserves materials   
  • The Martha Blakeney Special Collections and University Archives will be available by appointment only. Please email for more information. 
  • The College Avenue Welcome Desk and the Reference Desk will use chat stations for assistance and general information 
  • Self-checkout will be available
  • Chat stations will be available 
  • Use of indoor and outdoor book drops is encouraged for returning materials 
  • The code of conduct for patrons will be updated to follow COVID-19 policy
  • The number of computers and seating have been reduced to allow for social distancing 
Spaces on the Tower side of Jackson Library will include the following: 
  • All persons entering the building MUST WEAR FACE COVERINGS as required by UNC Greensboro campus guidelines
  • PPE sanitizing stations will be available to patrons at the entrances
  • Students are expected to keep a social distance of 6 feet between each other while in the library
  • No room reservations will be taken for individuals or groups 
  • Water fountains will be used at your own risk; there are no plans to turn them off or disable them
  • Housekeeping will do sweeps through the day periodically to sanitize common touchpoints and restrooms
  • Sanitary wipes will be placed in technology areas
  • No more than four (4) people in the Tower elevator at a time
  • No more than one (1) person in the Jackson Main elevator at a time
  • Sneeze guards will be deployed at modified service points to be staffed with limited persons
  • Stanchions will be used to direct lines of service points
  • Directional arrows will be used at the Connector and College Avenue entrances
  • Social distancing markers will be used to distance patrons throughout the building
  • Areas of the building may close periodically for cleaning purposes as needed
  • Please limit food brought onto the premises

UNCG Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Blog

Need support while away from campus?

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:29:00 +0000

-Therapy for Black Men:

-Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective: BEAM -

-African American Mental Health:

-Therapy for Black Girls:

-Black Therapists Rock Website:

-Therapy for Latinx Website:

-Confidential Drop-In Hours have now gone virtual!

-National LGBTQ Victim Hotline: 212-714-1141

-The Network la Red: 617-742-4911;

-The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Prevention): 866-488-7386; The Trevor Project provides support via phone, online chat, and text for LGBTQ+ people going through crisis anytime.

-Students are always encouraged to connect with our on-campus Counseling Center.

-With these resources from PFLAG, help is always just a call or text away!

-Headspace is an app that provides meditation and mindfulness tips and guidance. Although it is not free, there is a free trail, and it is highly recommended and worth the money if you like it.

-UNCG's Keep Working website provides tips, information, and instructions for working remotely effectively.

-OIE's FAQ regarding COVID-19 can be found HERE

-DSA's FAQ regarding COVID-19 can be found HERE

New DVDs at UNCG

Check-in to see which new DVDs are hitting the shelves in Jackson Library!

New DVDs

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:59:00 +0000

Recorder : the Marion Stokes project

A hidden life

Jumanji : the next level 

The grudge

Ballers. The complete first season
Ballers. The complete second season
Ballers. The complete third season
Ballers. The complete fourth season
Ballers. The complete fifth season

North Carolina Literary Map Blog


Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:45:00 +0000


I'm Ashton.  I've been behind the social media posts for the NC Literary Map since May 12th.  :)  I'm an online UNCG MLIS (Masters of Library & Information Science) graduate student and I'm halfway through the program.  I love the North Carolina Literary Map and have been following the account and website for a while! I, up until recently, lived in eastern North Carolina for the past 24 years and love to read!  I mostly enjoy young adult and historical fiction.  I've been a reader, writer, teacher, retail employee, and customer/admirer/advocate of bookshops so I feel like this internship with the map this summer was a perfect fit for me and I hope you've thought so too!  I currently live in northern Virginia with my husband and two cats, Luke & Luna.

I chose not only one of my favorite North Carolina books but one of my favorite books of all: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen!  I am a huge Sarah Dessen fan and I own all her books.  I also own The Choice by Nicholas Sparks (my favorite novel by him) and several books about the Biltmore.  I own various North Carolina trivia books as well: North Carolina Curiosities by Jerry Bledsoe, Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts by Terrance Zepke, Wilm on Film by Amy Hotz and Ben Steelman and Britt's Donuts: Forever Sweet by Daniel Ray Norris and Halyn Prusa. 

Tag us in your #shelfies (a selfie featuring you and your North Carolina book!) It could be what you are currently reading, a favorite NC book, an book written by an NC author, or anything NC literary you want to share with us!  We want to see what you are reading!

We know lots of folks have been cooking/baking during this time too so you can also tag us in your culinary posts from North Carolina cookbooks!  :)

Look for more blog posts from me!  I'm planning on making regular blog posts from now until the end of July (the end of my time with the Literary Map).

UNCG Special Collections & University Archives

Photos and other fun stuff from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives in the University Libraries. You can also follow us on Twitter: @UNCGArchives!

Happy birthday to Elizabeth Cowling (July 7, 1910-February 18,...

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:31:32 -0400

Happy birthday to Elizabeth Cowling (July 7, 1910-February 18, 1997), the founder of the UNC Greensboro Cello Music Collection and former professor in the School of Music! You can read more about Dr. Cowling and her influence at our institution here: