Accessible Parking and Building Access
The NC State University Accessibility Map (PDF, 8Mb) shows accessible parking, building entries, walkways, and other information for the entire NC State campus.
Except for pay lots, all parking spaces on campus require parking stickers that are issued through the Transportation Department. For more information about accessible parking and permit applications, contact Transportation at 919-515-3424.
- D. H. Hill Jr. Library
- James B. Hunt Jr. Library
- Harrye B. Lyons Design Library
- Natural Resources Library
- William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine
Please call us ahead of your visit so that we can make parking arrangements for you. You can reach Libraries Administration at 919-515-7188. (It's most helpful if you call us a week in advance.)
Alternatively, members of the public can use the metered street parking along Hillsborough Street. Unfortunately, none of these spaces is a reserved accessible space.
There are two accessible parking places in the Patterson Parking Lot near Broughton Dr. and the East Wing of the library. These require "B" campus parking permits.
Hillsborough Street entrance
The entrance facing Hillsborough Street is on the ground level (floor 1) and has automatic doors.
The entrance facing the Brickyard is at the end of an accessible ramp and enters on the basement level (floor G). It has automatic doors.
From the Patterson Lot
For immediate access, call the Ask Us desk at 919-515-3364, and staff will come open the East door for you. (This entrance is not shown on the map.)
- To get to the Hillsborough Street entrance: Use the ramp on the east side of the Hill Library to get to the sidewalk, then follow the sidewalk along the north side of the building along Founders Drive (immediately south of Hillsborough Street, running parallel to it; not shown on map). The Hillsborough Street entrance is at the northwest corner of the building.
- To use the East Door entrance yourself: Individuals with disabilities who need to enter the building from Patterson parking lot can apply for an access card to the east door. This electronic proximity card will temporarily deactivate the lock and alarms. With an access card, you can use push pad to open the doors for unassisted entry.
We provide wheelchairs
The Ask Us desk on the first floor can provide a wheelchair while you are at Hill Library. Wheelchairs are available near the Hillsborough Street entrance on the first floor and outside the Friends of the Library office, first floor, East Wing. Feel free to call ahead so we can meet you at the entrance. Call 919-515-3364. (Information for staff).
There are two accessible spaces on the upper deck of the Poulton Pay Lot on Partners Way directly across the street from the Hunt Library. This pay lot is open to the public.Google Maps directions to Poulton Pay Lot
Hourly parking fees apply on weekdays before 5pm in the Poulton Pay Lot. Parking spots are numbered, and there is a pay station that accepts debit and credit cards only (no cash). You can also pay online through ParkMobile. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and throughout the weekend.
For people with C and CC permits, the nearest parking spaces are in the Partners I Lot, which is off of Partners Way. There are eight accessible parking spaces. Google Maps directions to Partners I Lot
People with C permits can also park in the Oval West Parking Deck, which is farther north on Partners Way. Google Maps directions to Oval West Parking Deck
From the Partners Way (west side)
There are power-assisted doors operated by a push pad at this entrance. You will enter the building on the first floor. Take the elevator up one floor; the interior entrance to the library is to the right of the elevator.
From the Oval (east side)
There are power-assisted doors operated by a push pad at this main entrance to the library. You will enter the building on the second floor. Once inside the building, the interior entrance to the library is on the left.
We provide wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are available near both entrances. On the first floor, wheelchairs are available to the right of the doors to the Auditorium. On the second floor, wheelchairs are available just inside the gates near the Ask Us desk.
Ask Us staff can bring a wheelchair to you. Feel free to call ahead so we can meet you at one of the entrances. Call 919-515-7110. (Information for staff.)
Visitors will find accessible parking in the Reynolds Coliseum Deck (201 Jeter Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606 — Google Maps directions to the Coliseum Deck).
For parking fees and more information, please visit the NC State University Transportation page for Visitor Parking.
“B” permit holders will find accessible parking on Pullen Road between Brooks and Gold Halls, or in the Boney Drive Lot.
“C” permit holders will find accessible parking on Dunn Avenue or in the Jeter Drive Bays.
“CD” and “RE” permit holders can find accessible parking in the Coliseum Deck.
The NC State Accessible Spaces Map shows the location of accessible parking spaces for all of campus. Note that spaces may require “B,” “C,” or other permits in addition to the accessible parking permit.
The Design Library is in Brooks Hall and is accessible via elevator from the ground floor. The elevator is located in Brooks Hall’s north exterior breezeway, east of Kamphoefner Hall, just south of Stinson Drive. The buttons in the elevator do not match up with the building’s floor numbers. Press the first floor button in the elevator to get to the library’s floor (the second floor).
The NC State University Accessibility Map (PDF) shows detailed information about the accessibility of buildings and routes.
NC State permit-holders
The closest car-accessible parking is on Faucette Drive in the Biltmore South Lot between Jordan and Biltmore Halls, where there are two spaces. There are also three spaces at the east end of Jordan Addition, located near the Morrill Drive intersection. Vehicles parked in these spaces must display both the appropriate NC State permit and a valid state-issued handicapped parking placard or plate.
Visitors with a valid state-issued handicapped parking placard or plate may park in the Coliseum Deck (not shown on map), a gated lot that requires a credit card to enter and for payment upon exit. Accessible spaces for cars and vans are located near the exit. From the parking deck visitors can travel around campus for free on any of the Wolfline buses, which have wheelchair lifts and a kneeling capability to assist those with limited mobility.
Visitors needing accessible parking closer to Jordan Hall can inquire about a visitor pass by contacting the Transportation Office.
The Natural Resources Library is temporarily located in Biltmore Hall, Room 3003 during the Jordan Hall renovation. The eastern door of Biltmore Hall (on the side of the building closest to Jordan Hall) has a pushpad, power-assisted door that enters on the first floor. Continue to the end of the hallway and take the elevator to the third floor. Turn left out of the elevator and Room 3003 is around the corner. Visit the CNR’s Accessibility Information page for more information about navigating this building cluster.
C permit holders and visitors can find accessible spaces in the parking lot opposite the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Main Building, across William Moore Dr.
The other lot that has accessible spaces is the Centennial Biomedical Campus Parking Deck, for C & CC permit holders and visitors. An accessible route from both parking areas leads to the CVM Main Building.
Visitors must pay for parking at the parking lot's pay station. Parking rates and other information
The Veterinary Medicine Library is accessible via an elevator from the main CVM entrance to the lower level for people with mobility limitations or deliveries. Ask the receptionist for access to the elevator Mon-Fri, 8am–5pm.
For access during the other hours when the Library is open, please call the library service desk at (919) 513-6218 and a library staff person will provide access to the elevator for you or arrange to deliver requested materials to the main entrance. We apologize for the inconvenience.