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First Floor

Common Grounds Café 
A convenient spot to meet friends and colleagues for coffee, muffins, sandwiches, or ice cream. 

bookBot
State-of-the-art automated book delivery system with capacity for 2 million volumes. With a click of a button in the library's online catalog, books are retrieved and ready for pickup in only five minutes.

Robot Alley
Watch the bookBot in action through a glass wall as four robots dart up and down enormous aisles to pinpoint and retrieve materials.

Auditorium
Featuring a raised stage and seating for 390, this auditorium serves as a university classroom and is a venue for lectures, film screenings, and special performances.

Mothers Room
Offers a clean, secure, and private space for nursing mothers. The Mothers Room is available during regular library hours on a first-come, first-served basis. For access, please Ask Us.


Second Floor

Emerging Issues Commons 
Interactive exhibits created by the Institute for Emerging Issues, focusing on current challenges facing the economy, the natural and built environments, education, and health.

Multipurpose Room
Meeting and presentation space for the Institute for Emerging Issues.

Ask Us
The Hunt Library’s one-stop service center, where staff are ready to answer questions, help with research, or lend materials, technology, and course reserves.

Apple Technology Showcase
Surrounded by glass walls, this is the place to see and try out the constantly changing array of devices and technologies available for loan.

iPearl Immersion Theater
This open area is one of the main attractions on the second floor. A large, curved video display wall surrounds the viewer with imagery, showcasing current events, library and university initiatives, and the work of NC State faculty and students. Media can be displayed from a local-source computer or streamed from the library's server room.

Rain Garden Reading Lounge
Colorful soft seating arranged around curved book shelves containing current reference materials and new books in engineering, computer science, and textiles; classic works in those disciplines; publications by NC State authors; and a circulating science fiction collection.

Quiet Reading Room
A tranquil, light-filled space with large reading tables and comfortable seating where library users can engage in reflective study.

Group Study Rooms
Everything that groups need to work and study together, with whiteboard walls; flat-panel display; thin-client computer; web-based video conferencing; table cubby with laptop, power, and auxiliary connections; speakers; and touchpad controller.

Idea Alcove
An open space near the Quiet Reading Room with whiteboard walls and table seating where groups can interact and collaborate.

Lockers
Lockers for storage of personal items.  Each locker is equipped with power outlets for recharging laptops and other devices.

 

Third Floor

NextGen Learning Commons
A high-energy, student-focused space that makes work more fun with interactive computing, gaming, and new technologies.

Balcony Lounge
Located at the top of the Monumental Stair, overlooking the Rain Garden Reading Lounge. A popular rendezvous point, with colorful, contemporary furniture and convenient quick-check computers for students and faculty on the go.

Game Lab
Supports the scholarly study of digital games and offers a place to take a break and play for fun.  Features multiple stations equipped with video gaming systems and a large (20x5-foot) Christie® MicroTile® display that can be used as a single panorama or divided into multiple sections. More Details.

Group Study Rooms
Everything that groups need to work and study together, with whiteboard walls; flat-panel display; thin-client computer; web-based video conferencing; table cubby with laptop, power, and auxiliary connections; speakers; and touchpad controller.

Presentation Practice Room
Located adjacent to the Learning Commons, this room offers audiovisual technology for practicing and recording live presentations in a seminar room setting.

Printing & Production Center
Printers, copiers, a book scanner, and a vending machine with everything from pens to USB drives.

 

Fourth Floor

Lecture Hall
An auditorium-style presentation room within the Institute for Emerging Issues with fixed seating for 92 people. 

Fishbowl
A seminar room uniquely designed to promote the open exchange of ideas. Offers a Perceptive Pixel multi-touch display and transparent walls that allow others to experience the activities taking place inside.

Lake Raleigh Learning Commons
Computer workstations for individual and collaborative work in a light-filled space with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides.  Features comfortable, colorful furniture and views of Lake Raleigh to the south.

Group Study Rooms
Everything that groups need to work and study together, with whiteboard walls; flat-panel display; thin-client computer; web-based video conferencing; table cubby with laptop, power, and auxiliary connections; speakers; and touchpad controller.

Teaching and Visualization Lab
A “black box” for high-definition visualization and simulation, offering seamless 270-degree immersive projection on three walls for a total of 80 linear feet of display surface, 3D display, a professional zoned audio system, and cameras for real-time video capture, broadcast, and collaboration. More Details.

Makerspace
Create working prototypes, architectural models, and other objects with tools including 3D printers, a 3D scanner, and a laser cutter.  “If you can draw it, you can make it!” More Details.

Creativity Studio
A flexible, “white box” space that can be easily reconfigured and transformed to support a variety of activities in many disciplines, with high-definition, 3D-capable projectors,  movable and writable walls, a full theater lighting kit; and many interactive tools that can be configured for simulations and virtual environments. More Details.

Video Seminar Room
Features a telepresence video collaboration suite to facilitate meeting with others anywhere in the world.

Graduate Student Commons
Designed specifically for graduate students, with lounge seating, open study spaces, group study rooms, computer workstations, and lockers.  A valid Wolfpack One Card is required for access.

Media Production Studios
Located on the fourth floor near the Oval View Reading Lounge, these two rooms offer state-of-the-art tools for creating and editing digital media, including a "green screen" curtain system, studio lighting, and a 4K video editing suite.

Music Rooms
Located near the Media Production Studios, four Music Rooms are fully equipped for audio recording, creating and mixing music, audio and video transfer, and digital media editing, with full 88-key MIDI keyboard, microphones, and digital media workstations.

Usability Lab
Located near the Music Rooms and equipped with video-capture cameras and tools for assessing user interaction with software and interfaces.  This room is available for collaborative groups of 2 to 4 when not in use for usability studies.

Oval View Reading Lounge
Browse recent publications in computer science, textiles, and engineering, selected print journals from publishers such as the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and seminal titles such as Science and Nature.  

 

Fifth Floor

Faculty Research Commons
A comfortably furnished space for faculty to engage in both individual and collaborative work, and to connect with colleagues from other departments and disciplines.  A valid Wolfpack One Card is required for access.

Skyline Reading Room and Terrace
The pinnacle of the Hunt Library, these are the highest points on campus, offering both reading tables and soft seating with stunning views and abundant natural light.

Vending Area
Located in a small room near the yellow Monumental Stairs are several vending machines offering snacks and beverages.