The UNC Library is celebrating the seven millionth book being added to its collection of volumes. With the addition, Claudia Funke, curator of rare books for the Wilson Special Collections Library, says that the University has become one of only 21 university libraries in North America to hold more than seven million volumes.
Lucky book number seven million for UNC is author Juan Latino’s First Book of Poems, which was published in 1573. Latino has been described by scholars as the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of poems in a Western language.
This infographic provides titles and donation dates of other “millionth” books in the UNC Library collection.
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