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Visiting and Directions

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is housed in Manning Hall, centrally located on UNC-Chapel Hill’s main campus. We are adjacent to Lenoir Dining Hall and directly across Polk Place from Carroll Hall.

Click here for a campus map. Be careful not to confuse our Manning Hall with ITS Manning, an administrative building on the health affairs side of campus.

Our physical address is 216 Lenoir Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, but please note there are no public parking spaces near the building. Scroll down for parking options and office hours.

Manning Hall, home to the School of Information and Library Science

Visiting SILS and UNC

  • The SILS administrative offices are open normal business hours, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Specific staff members may not always be available, so it’s important to make an appointment (see our directory) if you need to meet with a particular person.
  • The UNC Visitors’ Center offers a variety of campus tours. Prospective master’s and doctoral students are encouraged to look into the tours specifically designed for graduate students.
  • The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitor Bureau offers extensive information on local attractions, events, and lodging.

Parking Options

  • Downtown Chapel Hill parking options include Rosemay Street Parking decks and on street parking. Visit for details and directions.
  • On campus, the two closest visitor parking lots to Manning Hall are Morehead Planetarium lot and Rams Head Deck (330 Ridge Road). Click here for details.


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