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.

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James B. Hunt, Jr. Library Walk-In Tours (No Reservations Required) 

  • Wednesdays at 9:30 am 
  • Fridays at 3:30 pm
  • Second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am

Tours meet at the first floor Partners Way entrance to the building, near the bookBot viewing windows.

Exceptions:  No tours are permitted during Reading Days or Finals which are scheduled between April 24 - May 6, 2014.   Our students and faculty appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a quiet atmosphere that is conducive to study and concentration.

If your visit to the library does not coincide with a scheduled tour, be sure to stop by the Ask Us center for library information and maps. Or download our Mobile Tour from iTunes or Google Play.

Tours may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.  During the winter months, if NCSU classes are cancelled, or when Wake County schools are closed or announce a delayed start, the Wednesday 9:30 AM tour will automatically be cancelled.  Other tours may be cancelled if NCSU announces an Adverse Weather Wolf Alert.  If you have questions about a specific tour, please contact the Visitor Experience Librarian at 919-515-0183. 

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

Because groups are distracting for students and faculty who are working in the building, please help us schedule your group prior to 11:00 am.  If you have questions, please consult with the Visitor Experience Librarian for possible appointment times. 

Please note that no tours will be scheduled between April 24 - May 6, 2014.

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.

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