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WELCOME

Leah Dunn Welcome to Ramsey Library on the campus of UNC Asheville. Built in 1965 with a major addition in 1990 that nearly doubled its size, Ramsey Library was built in honor of D. Hiden Ramsey, a newspaper editor, city and state official in Asheville, N.C. Today, the library holds approximately 360,000 volumes with access to more than 400,000 titles electronically.

Ramsey Library is committed to supporting a liberal arts education through access to the resources to discover, learn, research, and teach regardless of time or place. And through library services, we assist in the development of critical thinking and life skills that are part of the UNC Asheville mission. There are many challenges to information access in the digital age, but we are here to facilitate access to knowledge by anticipating needs, responding quickly as new needs emerge, and maintaining our commitment to preservation of the materials that make UNCA and its surroundings unique.

Ramsey Library is not just a place to borrow books, but a place of discovery, collaboration, contemplation, and service. At the heart of the UNC Asheville campus, we look forward to serving you.

Feedback from our users is always appreciated. For questions, concerns, or suggestions, visit our Ask a Librarian page.

Leah M. Dunn
University Librarian

 

Our Mission

Ramsey Library supports the learning, research and community missions of the University of North Carolina Asheville by providing information in formats from traditional to cutting-edge technology; offering group instruction and individual consultation in locating and using resources; and exhibiting leadership for the academic community in the means of accessing and best utilizing information.  The library advances the intellectual climate of the campus by promoting independent and collaborative avenues of inquiry, cultural enrichment, thought, reflection, and understanding.

 

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