University Libraries Capabilities

Faculty Research Support Initiatives in the UNCG Libraries

The University Libraries include the Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library, a separate facility in the School of Music Building. The holdings of the University Teaching and Learning Center, the Teaching Resources Center, and the Multicultural Resources Center are also included in the Libraries’ Catalog.

Together, these libraries provide deep and wide resources and services to support faculty research. In addition to an outstanding collection of over 2.4  million volumes of books, government documents, recordings, and scores, the Libraries also provide extensive virtual resources through its web site including over 40,000 electronic journals, over 300 databases, and over 300,000 electronic books. Most electronic resources may be accessed by researchers from any location. Faculty may borrow directly from the 16 other University of North Carolina libraries and several academic libraries in the Piedmont Triad. Interlibrary loan is available and desktop delivery of articles held in the Libraries in print is also provided. The Libraries maintain over 5,000 web sites on subjects ranging from University Archives and Special Collections to portals for specific courses and databases of our journal holdings.

Between Jackson and Schiffman, over 300 computers with a variety of software are available along with wireless access. Group meeting spaces with large plasma screens, computers, and white boards are available in Jackson Library and other buildings on campus. These spaces may be reserved by faculty, staff, or students. Laptops, iPads, and cameras may be checked out from the Libraries as well. The Digital Media Commons (DMC) in the lower level of Jackson Library provides the equipment, software, and services to assist with multimedia presentations including films, podcasts, Power Point presentations, and web pages. There are individual and group editing spaces in the DMC as well.

All academic departments and programs have a Libraries’ liaison that work closely with faculty to ensure that the resources fit their needs and to assist with research.

Specialized services to faculty include electronic journal publishing support, digital image hosting, and an open access journal publishing fund. The data service librarian provides assistance and consultation with statistics and numeric data discovery, ICSPR, and statistical software. ERIT, the Libraries’ IT department provides faculty support for data management and digitization projects. The Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Department (SCUA) offers unique archival collections and finding aids and research guides.

The University Libraries hosts an Institutional Repository, NC DOCKS, ( that houses faculty publication and research so that they are available worldwide to anyone.