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UNC Charlotte New Student Resources

This guide provides resources for all new students of UNC Charlotte.

Welcome to Atkins Library

As a new Niner, you have access to an exciting range of spaces, services, and collections that will support your academic and personal growth at UNC Charlotte. We invite you to spend time in Atkins Library during your first year. Grab a cup of coffee at Peet’s Cafe, conduct research with our impressive collections, create something new in Area 49, or relax with a new book in a cozy alcove on our ground floor. While finding your home at UNC Charlotte, find your spot at Atkins Library.

The New Norm at Atkins Library

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, procedures to protect the health of our campus community and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be in place. From August 31st until further notice:

  • Everyone entering the building must wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of distancing from others. 
  • Remain seated when lowering your masks to eat and drink. Please put the mask back on as soon as you finish active eating and drinking.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrances and the open floors of the library for use.
  • You may be asked to leave the building or be reported to the Dean of Students Office for violating university policies around the use of face coverings and social distancing.

WATCH: Atkins Library: Explore, Learn, Grow

This recorded SOAR webinar provides an overview of the resources, services, and educational opportunities provided by Atkins Library. In a series of lightning talks, librarians discuss topics such as Area 49, research and instruction, student engagement activities, equipment/materials available for checkout, and more.

Reply to our Digital Whiteboard

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De-Stress for Success at Atkins Library

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While Atkins Library becomes your new home during finals week, join us for events all week meant to help you de-stress. Take a study break with our therapy dogs, mentally unwind with some coloring books in our Recharge Room, or cup of coffee and a donut during our morning time study boost. 

Check back this fall to find out how you can de-stress at Atkins Library during finals week.

Chat with a librarian to get some last minute research help for your final papers.

Take a break with some furry friends that are also trained therapy dogs.

Early birds grab the donuts and coffee

Surround yourself with positive thoughts!

Practice self care through mindful meditation.