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Saturday August 13th

Letter: ​Share your computer issues with the library


We at UNC Libraries were disheartened to read Zachary Rothwell’s Feb. 20 letter, “Computers in Davis don’t work well.”

The library staffers strive to make doing research, studying and learning easier for students at Carolina, and it is never enjoyable to hear that we have missed the mark.

With more and more students bringing laptops and other devices to campus, we have observed less reliance on the public computers. But there will always be a need for at least some public workstations, and we do our best to keep them functioning. Staff monitor the computers regularly. It is also helpful when people notify us about broken machines so that we can try to repair or replace them.

We have reached out to Mr. Rothwell to ask about the specific problems he encountered. In the meantime, we invite any students who experience computing difficulties in the libraries to notify a staff member.

Students also have a direct conduit to the UNC Libraries through the Student Library Advisory Board ( which represents both undergraduate and graduate students.

Judy Panitch

Director of Library Communications

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