About Visiting the NCSU Libraries
We welcome visitors to the NCSU Libraries, including the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library. Please note that the primary mission of the NCSU Libraries is to support the instructional and research needs of the faculty and students of North Carolina State University. Every attempt is made to tour visitors at times least disruptive to students and faculty using the libraries for these purposes. Our ability to arrange specialized tours for off-campus organizations is limited.
Admitted and prospective North Carolina State University students are encouraged to visit the Libraries, either as part of a tour administered by the Joyner Visitor Center or independently.
At this time, we are unable to arrange group visits for K-12 students unaffiliated with North Carolina State University as we do not have tours or materials that would be appropriate for these age groups. Individuals under the age of 18 who are not registered NC State students must be accompanied by an adult. Adults who bring their children or minors into library facilities are responsible for monitoring their activities and regulating their behavior.
Note that building access to the NCSU Libraries is restricted to NC State students, faculty, and staff between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
As this is a research library, please respect the need for quiet.
For more information, please refer to the Rules regarding use of the NCSU Libraries.
James B. Hunt, Jr. Library Walk-In Tours (No Reservations Required)
- Wednesdays at 9:30 am
- Fridays at 3:00 and 4:00 pm (beginning January 10, at 3:30 only)
- Second Saturdays at 10:30 am
Exceptions: No tours will be given Friday, December 6; Wednesday, December 11; Friday, December 13; Saturday, December 14; Wednesday, December 25; Friday, December 27; Wednesday, January 1, 2014; Friday, January 3, 2014. Note that beginning on Friday, January 10, only one Friday tour will be offered at 3:30.
Tours meet at the first floor Partners Way entrance to the building, near the bookBot viewing windows.
Visitor Tours of NCSU Libraries
The Visitor Experience Librarian is available to review requests for tours of any of the NCSU Libraries facilities. A reservation in advance is required, please Request a Tour.
Please note that no tours will be scheduled for December 6-17 and December 23- January 1.
For more information, contact us at (919) 515-0183.
For Library Practitioners
For librarians and other practitioners, we offer the "Our Library of the Future" symposium.