Visit the Libraries

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 host visitors at times least disruptive to students and faculty using the libraries for these purposes.

NO TOURING OR SIGHTSEEING is permitted during Reading Days or Finals. In the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, access beyond the security gates will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff.

For more information, please refer to Visitor and Tour Information and the Rules regarding use of the NCSU Libraries.

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

  • Wednesdays at 9:30 am (No Walk-In Tours are scheduled on Wednesday, December 24, or Wednesday, December 31, 2014.)
  • Fridays at 3:30 pm (No Walk-In Tours are scheduled on Friday, December 26, 2014 or Friday, January 2, 2015.)
  • Second Saturday at 10:30 am (Saturday tours are held 2nd Satuday of each month.)
  • A Special Holiday Walk-In Tour has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 23 at 9:30 AM.  

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

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.

K-12 Students, Camps, and Pre-College Programs

At this time, we are unable to permit group visits for K-12 students unaffiliated with North Carolina State University. 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.

For NC State affiliated K-12 programs, a 30-minute tour to limited areas of the library may be requested from the Visitor Experience Librarian. A reservation two weeks in advance is required, please Request a Tour.

Admitted and Prospective Students

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.

Visitor Tours of NCSU Libraries 

The Visitor Experience Librarian is available to review requests for tours of any of the NCSU Libraries facilities. Our ability to arrange specialized tours for off-campus organizations is limited. A reservation in advance is required, please Request a Tour

Because groups are distracting for students and faculty who are working in the building, we attempt to schedule group tours prior to 11:00 am. 

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.

Tours may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.  If you have questions about a specific tour, please contact the Visitor Experience Librarian at 919-515-0183.

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.

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