UNC Asheville’s library is called Ramsey Library and is located in the middle of campus on the Quad. You can access the library website here. You will automatically have access to millions of online books and articles anywhere with your campus ID card. You can also check out books and use their computer labs and other services.
You can find the following departments located in the Ramsey Library:
- Study Abroad Office
- Career Center
- Writing Center
- Media Design Lab
- CrAFT Studio
- Academic Success Center
- Student Accounts / Cashier
- Office of Academic Accessibility
- Academic Advising
- Registrar’s Office
Library services available to all students:
- Computer and Printing Access
- Book loaning
- Board Game and Puzzle loaning
- Peer Tutoring
The library website offers many tools in order to further your success at UNC Asheville. Tools like the Online Resources by Subject or Title, Research & Collection Guides, Special Collections and Teaching & Learning with Technology Resources are available through the library website. If you need help finding quality resources to research or have questions about the library, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a librarian at libanswers.unca.edu, or stop by Ramsey Library’s front desk. They are happy to help you!
UNC Asheville has a very active Recreation Center. The Campus Recreation Department is housed in the Student Recreation Center between Justice Gym and the Sherrill Center on the UNC Asheville Campus. The facility accommodates varying types of recreational activities accessible to students, faculty, staff, and eligible members with a valid OneCard or Recreation Pass. In addition, the department is responsible for off-site facilities available to the community. Facilites include a pool, indoor track, multi-purpose courts, racquetball courts, an intramural field, outdoor track, disc golf course, and a climbing wall.
- Weight Room
- Fitness Room
- Meditation Room
- Multipurpose Studios
- Personal Training Office
- Outdoor spaces (disc golf, volleyball, soccer, and track field)
- Materials for check out: life jackets, kayaks, paddles, etc.
- Bike Shop – please see website for bike rental details
These facilities are free of charge, and you can have full access to the Recreation Center with your campus ID card. Check out the Campus Recreation facilities.
The University of North Carolina Asheville University Police, is located in Vance Hall and is responsible for maintaining a safe and pleasant environment in which to live and learn. Concerned with the protection of life and property, the university police officers enforce both the laws of the State of North Carolina and regulations of the university. There are 32 emergency blue light phones located throughout campus that can be utilized for emergencies, escorts, motorist assistance, directions, or general assistance. When activated, you will be connected immediately with University Police dispatch.
The Rocky Shield app is a free mobile safety app provided and maintained by University Police. The Rocky Shield allows you to:
- Call or text for help
- Report suspicious activity
- Request safety escorts
- Set safety checks with “Friend Watch”
- View Student Handbook & Emergency Procedures
- Access the campus shuttle schedule
For more information, please visit the University Police website.