Topics: Davis Library
Davis Library was built in 1983 and opened in February 1984. It was named for Walter Royal Davis, who served on the Board of Trustees from 1972-1980 and lobbied for money for the library’s construction. The 422,659 square foot building cost $20.3 million.
The eight-floor building, which serves as the central library for UNC’s campus, includes space for 1.8 million books and seating around the outside of the library for 3,013. It is one of the largest academic libraries in the United States. Renovations to the roof of the building were completed in late 2010.
September 07, 2017
Students no longer have to choose between exercising and studying thanks to the new treadmill desks in Davis, which allow students to study or work on homework while walking at a steady 1 – 2 miles per hour.
May 16, 2017
It was just a couple minutes past midnight on May 1, 2017 -- the night before the first day of finals and 13 days before graduation-- when the rumbling started.
April 27, 2017
Campus police are currently investigating an incident of a male fondling a female without consent.
March 29, 2017
Students studying in Davis Library recently may have noticed a new array of photographs and writings adorning the first floor’s exhibition space.
February 27, 2017
Being literate can be defined two ways. Of course, being able to read is the basic definition of literacy. But literate also means having a knowledge or understanding of the readings and writings associated with a topic.
January 17, 2017
A demonstration garden, student internships and academic course collaborations are just a few of the Edible Campus plans for this spring semester.
December 05, 2016
To set the scene: It’s a towering building overlooking the Pit, Lenoir Dining Hall, the Frank Porter Graham Student Union and the Quad — all of the important UNC landmarks.
October 17, 2016
UNC is currently working to replace the fire alarm systems in Davis Library, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Hamilton Hall and the Ackland Art Museum. Replacing all the alarms will cost between $500,000 and $550,000.
October 04, 2016
When fire alarms went off in Davis Library Monday, nothing was on fire. Older fire alarm panels in Davis caused the alarm — and they cause others.
October 03, 2016
A fire alarm went off around noon on Monday at Davis Library.
Department of Public Safety spokesperson Randy Young said the Chapel Hill Fire Department was investigating after the alarm went off on the second floor.
September 12, 2016
The library. The black hole-esque building that seemingly sucks all life out of its occupants and conjures up images of long nights spent slaving over that paper you put off until the last minute or that exam which you’ve just realized you know absolutely nothing about.
February 21, 2016
While Judy Panitch, director of library communications, and Joe Williams, director of public services for UNC libraries, were delighted to see the old Davis Library desk go, many students haven’t seemed to notice.
January 09, 2016
Davis Library began a renovation on its decades-old main service desk over winter break. Library spokesperson Judy Panitch spoke to staff writer Cailyn Derickson about the library’s history, the construction process and the reasons behind the change.
December 01, 2015
Some with masks and some without, the Davis Library finals streakers are an exam-week staple, running down the floors of Davis Library and then across to the Undergraduate Library.
You walk into Davis Library and immediately spot a long line at the printer. After waiting a few minutes, you hear a librarian say that the entire Carolina Computing Initiative Printing system is down — this would be inconvenient for some, but for those who have papers due in 5 minutes, this could be ruinous for a grade.
September 20, 2015
The UNC research hubs, located in Davis Library, the Health Sciences Library and the Kenan Science Library, provide a more innovative way to do research.
October 20, 2014
After months of renovations, the second floor of Davis Library is open for research.
September 28, 2014
The elevator dropped nearly half a floor before halting abruptly.
June 18, 2013
The University held hostages in Davis Library Wednesday. The situation was simulated — part of a larger effort to help increase security on campus. But the drill presented an opportunity for students, faculty and officials to learn how to respond to a potential campus crisis.
June 11, 2013
With students away from campus, the summer months leave campus open to new residents — construction workers.