About the Libraries


The NCSU Libraries serves as the gateway to recorded knowledge and information for the NC State community and its partners, offering a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best faculty and students to the university.

Our core ethic is to listen carefully to the needs of our students and faculty--and to anticipate those needs by leading the adventurous exploration of how academic libraries should serve universities and society in the digital age. With the launch of the D.H. Hill Learning Commons in 2007, we committed ourselves to a set of principles that we think will distinguish great academic libraries in the 21st century:

  • Ubiquitous hyper-connectivity and access to technology
  • Wide-open channels to approachable, immediate, and expert help
  • Comfortable, welcoming spaces that both inspire and make it easy for students to get their work done
  • Engaging areas that encourage experiential learning and knowledge creation
  • An atmosphere and management practices that welcome and promote social interaction and opportunities to work and learn in teams

The NCSU Libraries consists of the D. H. Hill Library, Burlington Textiles Library, Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, Natural Resources Library, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, and the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, which is currently under construction.

The James B. Hunt, Jr. Library will serve as the heart and soul of NC State's Centennial Campus, which was named in 2007 as the top research park in the nation. The Hunt Library will further amplify our role as technology incubator and supplier of bold, inspiring learning spaces. We expect it to be nothing less than the best learning and collaboration space in the nation.

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