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WiderNet@UNC is a service project based in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Affiliated with the nonprofit WiderNet, this program aims to improve digital communications to all communities and individuals around the world in need of educational resources, knowledge and training.

WiderNet@UNC provides coaching, training, computers, and educational materials to people with poor digital communication resources. One of the main focuses of WiderNet is the eGranary, an offline digital library that provides millions of digital educational resources to schools, clinics, libraries, prisons, and communities lacking adequate Internet access.

WiderNet@UNC is the research and development partner of the nonprofit WiderNet, emphasizing the entrepreneurial spirit of UNC-CH and the drive of SILS students. Students involved with this program have the opportunity to use their knowledge of librarianship, programming, entrepreneurship and provide a much-needed service both in the U.S. and internationally.

Give the Gift of Knowledge! Please donate today!

If you would like to donate to our general programs anytime and support our students, click the “Please donate today” link above and select WiderNetUNC from the “Select a Fund” drop down list.


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