Walk-in tours

Hunt Library Walk-In Tours

Tour Schedule

Reservations are not required. Tours may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.

  • Fridays at 3:30 p.m. (with the exception of the following Friday dates when walk-in tours will not be held during the Spring 2018 semester: March 30, May 4, May 11).
  • Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (with the exception of the following Saturday dates when walk-in tours will not be held during the Spring 2018 semester: March 31, April 28, May 5, May 12).

During exams, the library is closed to the public and tours are prohibited.  During the Spring 2018 semester, the library will be closed to the public Saturday, April 28 - Wednesday, May 9.


Walk-in tours meet at the first floor, Partners Way entrance to the building, near the bookBot viewing windows. Tours take approximately one hour, though it is generally a good idea to budget a bit longer on your parking meter should your tour run over due to questions.  

Hourly parking is available in the Poulton Pay Lot across the street from the first floor entrance to the Hunt Library.  Parking fees are $2/hour.  Parking spots are numbered, and there is a pay station that accepts debit and credit cards only (no cash).  If no parking is available at the Poulton lot, the next available paid parking area can be found in the Parnters Way deck, which is a short five minute walk from Hunt.

Touring on your own

  • 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. If you choose to tour the building on your own, please respect those hard at work in the library.
  • See and Do brochures are conveniently located inside the Partners Way entrance on the first floor for guests.  These were created to provide guests information about what it is they are seeing as they move throughout the building.
  • Individuals, not groups, may take a self-guided tour of the library. To request a group tour, please go here.
  • Admitted and prospective NC State students are encouraged to visit the Libraries, either as part of a tour administered by the Joyner Visitor Center or independently.
  • 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.
  • Touring and sightseeing are not permitted during reading days and final exams periods. In the Hunt Library, access beyond the security gates will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff. Check university academic calendar.