What to know about the Libraries: Spring 2022

Updated Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 4:25pm

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Welcome to the NC State University Libraries! Here are some things you need to know about our spaces and services.

Face coverings are required in the Libraries.

Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces in the Libraries, for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless you are actively eating or drinking.

Textbooks are available for borrowing.

  • The Libraries purchases at least one copy of every required textbook. Many of these are ebooks, but those available in print are on reserve at Ask Us at the Hill and Hunt Libraries and at the three branch libraries. You can check out print textbooks for 2 hours at a time.
  • Use the Catalog to find your textbook and to access ebook copies. If you're not sure of the book's title, search by course using the Textbook Search Tool
  • NC State University students who are temporarily unable to check out print textbooks in person (for example, due to quarantining) can request a scanned excerpt or chapter. A PDF will be emailed, usually within 2 days.

At the Hunt Library, textbooks are only available during select hours.

You can get books at the Libraries — or by mail.

You can get books in person, but we can also mail them to you if needed. We deliver items from our collections by mail to any registered borrower. We also provide mail delivery for interlibrary loan materials. However, we cannot mail textbooks or reserves. The service is provided at no cost to you. More about book delivery.

At the Hunt Library, bookBot pickup is only available during select hours.

You can borrow devices at the Libraries.

You can borrow technology at the Libraries, including laptops, chargers, cameras, and more. You do not need to request most devices ahead of time.

At the Hunt Library, devices are only available during select hours.

Access to the Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) is limited.

Access to the VML is limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, and university affiliates with a Wolfpack One Card, including Centennial Campus partners. Visits by others are limited and by appointment only. Eating is not allowed in the VML, and face coverings are required at all times.

A Wolfpack One Card is not required to enter the Hill Library, Hunt Library, Natural Resources Library (NRL), or Design Library.

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