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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

130 Mason Farm Rd # Cb7030, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. UNC is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that are claimed to provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. The university offers degrees in over 70 courses of study through 14 colleges and the College of Arts and Sciences. The campus covers 729 acres over Chapel Hill's downtown area. The student body consists of 17,981 undergraduate students and 10,935 graduate and professional students (as of Fall 2009).

Notable alumni include gothic horror/dark comedy writer Poppy Z. Brite; novelists Armistead Maupin, Walker Percy, and Thomas Wolfe; comedian Lewis Black; actress Sharon Lawrence; and actors Billy Crudup, Andy Griffith, Jack Palance, and Nick Searcy.

Library: UNC Chapel Hill's library system holds more than 7.0 million volumes. The Davis Library is the main library. The Louis Round Wilson Library houses special collections, including the Southern Historical Collection and North Carolina Collection. Members of the public may use materials within the libraries. Borrower's cards are available for $25 per year. Cards are free for alumni as well as faculty, students, and staff at the state's community colleges. In addition to borrowing items, cardholders can access online resources from library computers. The library has reciprocal borrowing arrangements with other institutions in the University of North Carolina System and the Triangle Research Libraries Network.

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