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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.