When the Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History opened in September 2004, it was the first new branch library on campus in more than thirty-five years. The collection gathers over 10,000 print volumes on the African American experience, Africa, and the African Diaspora, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities. The library’s collections are supplemented by UNC-CH’s University Libraries, with holdings of nearly seven million volumes in campus libraries, as well as extensive electronic resources. The Stone Center Library works closely with the other campus libraries to develop resources in Africana Studies. The library features reading and browsing areas, two reservable group study rooms, and ten study carrels. Computers, scanners, and a CCI printer are available for use with a UNC OneCard.
A student looks through the shelves for a specific book. Photo: University Libraries, UNC-Chapel Hill
A student sits at a table and reads a book. Photo: University Libraries, UNC-Chapel Hill
Two people sit at the computer station and look for a book together. Photo: University Libraries, UNC-Chapel Hill