R.B. House Undergraduate Library opened in 1968 to serve the unique needs of undergraduates. In 2001, as part of the NC Higher Education Improvement Bonds Package, House Library underwent a $9.9 million renovation that served to revamp furnishings, equipment and infrastructure within the building.
The new R.B. House Undergraduate Library offers many of the core services that were integral to its mission from the beginning: a core book collection aimed at undergraduates; services such as reserves, media, reference, and instruction; and provision of a collegial atmosphere for learning and study.
The R.B. House Undergraduate Library's new mission is to collaborate across libraries, disciplines, campus units, institutions and communities to create an intellectual crossroads for students, faculty and the community. To aid in this effort, the R.B. House Undergraduate Library will be devoted to: