Accessibility Navigation:

Fact Sheet


    • Open 24 hours Sunday night through Thursday night; 24/7 during exam week.
    • The Charles C. Hight Architecture Library is our first branch library.
    • Has a total staff of 87 employees; including 30 faculty members
    • Member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).
    • The only full U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository in western North Carolina.
    • Access to 216 computer workstations and 60 lending laptops which have productivity software.
    • Wireless access on all floors.
    • The Writing Resource Center satellite office opened in October, 2008.
    • Key statistics for the 2010/11 academic year:
        - over 1,330,000 visitors (...and growing).
        - over 135,000 items circulated.
        - over 40,000 research questions answered (32 in-person; 8 digital)
        - taught 4350 bibliographic instruction sessions to 9,030 students.
        - 17 Group Study Rooms used by 96,000 students.

    • 24/7 access through Library's website.
    • Over 45,000 electronic journals and approximately 350 journal access databases (most in full text)
    • Atkins Express – Your Library: Delivered.  A Book and Article Delivery Program, accessible via our website.
    • Access to approximately 55,000 electronic books
    • Course Reserves: Web-based reserves system providing 24-hour access to Course Reserve materials.
    •  Holds over 1,087,000 volumes and approximately 47,000 unique print and electronic serial subscriptions.
    • Strengths include: Applied Mathematics, NASA Collection, Late 19th century/early 20th world atlases, Business, Engineering, History, English and Religion
    • Depository for: US. Federal and N.C. state documents; U.S. Patents and Trademarks; Records of the United Nations
    • Map Collection contains over 52,000 maps

SERVICES (for a listing of ALL Library Services, click here)
    • REFERENCE DESK:  Your source for getting personal, expert help from Librarians for research assistance
    • INFORMATION DESK:  Helpful staff to assist with general inquiries
    • PRESENTATION SUPPORT DESK:  Staff provides software and hardware technology assistance with Library’s computers, Digital Media Lab and classrooms.
    • CIRCULATION DESK:  Staff assists with lending of library materials, laptops and equipment (such as iPods, data projectors and digital cameras)
    • RESERVES DESK:  Staff offers research assistance and provides materials placed on reserve by instructors
    • RESEARCH DATA SERVICES:  Provides access to Geographic Information System software and extensive data resources
    • INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES:  Classes offered for Information Literacy and Research Instruction
    • INTERLIBRARY LOAN:  Provides materials for borrowing from other libraries' collections
    • GROUP STUDY ROOMS:  16 rooms, with online booking available

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (to visit Special Collections, click here)
    • 8,939 book volumes and 7,710 individual titles available
    • 1,800 oral history interviews recorded
    • 399 manuscript collections and approximately 6,239,000 individual manuscripts
    • 4,244 linear feet of University Archive materials
    • The oldest book in Special Collections is John Chrysostom’s Sermones Joh[ann]is Crisostomi de patientia Job (the Sermons of Job), published in 1471.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (for more University information, click here)
    • A public institution founded in 1946.
    • Reclassified in 2000 by the UNC Board of Governors as a Doctoral/Research Intensive institution.
    • The fourth largest university of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system.
    • Total 2009/10 enrollment is 24,700 students, with projected enrollment of 35,000 by 2020. Has over 900 full-time faculty.
    • Offers 90 Bachelor's Degree programs, 62 Masters Degree programs, and 18 Doctoral Degree programs.
    • 7 academic colleges are: Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing & Informatics, Education, Engineering, Health & Human Services, Liberal Arts & Sciences.
    • Founded the Charlotte Research Institute, NC Motorsports and Automotive Research Center, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, Institute for Social Capital.
    • Is located in Charlotte, the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC and Atlanta and the 2nd largest banking center in the U.S.