D. Hiden Ramsey Library, located next to Lipinsky Hall and prominent on the main campus Quad, is the center of academic life at UNC Asheville. The library houses hundreds of thousands of books, bound serials and government documents, as well as thousands of subscriptions. The online catalog system allows easy access to libraries of other campuses in the UNC system. Comfortable seating, study areas, and carrels are available on all three floors.
The lower level houses the CrAFT (Creativity, Art, Fabrication, and Technology) Studio, the Media Design Lab, and OneStop Offices. Argo Tea cafe and the Glass House, a greenhouse ideal for studying and small gatherings, are both located to the left of the main library entrance.
Editor of The Asheville Citizen, and city and state official, D. Hiden Ramsey was the first chairman of the statewide Board of Higher Education. Ramsey Library was constructed in 1965 and was the first building on campus to be named. The building’s lower level was renovated in 1990, more than doubling the library size. The library’s café was also added at that time.