What to expect at the Libraries: Fall 2020

Updated Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:16pm
Exterior of the Hill Library, a brick building with grass, bikes, and tables in front

The Hill Library will open on August 3, 2020.

The Hunt Library will open on Sunday, August 9, and the branch libraries (Design, Natural Resources, and Veterinary Medicine) will open on Monday, August 10.

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Access will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, and university affiliates with a Wolfpack One Card, including Centennial Campus partners.

Our schedule is subject to change. Please check this page for ongoing updates.

Everyone is required to wear a face covering at the Libraries.

Beginning on July 1, and at least through the fall 2020 semester, students, faculty, staff and university affiliates are required to wear face coverings in all NC State buildings and in all university programs held in non-university buildings. Face coverings are also required in outdoor spaces on campus property where appropriate physical distancing cannot be guaranteed.

See the university’s Protect the Pack website for more details on policies and procedures to help ensure health and safety during this time.

Textbooks are available only by online request as ebooks or PDFs (excerpts).

Find or request textbooks

  • Print textbooks and reserve books will not be available to borrow in person at the library.
  • Your textbook or reserve book may already be available as an online ebook that you can access from anywhere.
  • If not, you can request a PDF of a scanned chapter or excerpt for your class, usually emailed within 24 hours.

You will be able to borrow laptops, chargers, and calculators in person.

You can place a place a request online now if you would like to borrow laptops and other technology before our buildings open. We’ll work with you to get you what you need.

When our buildings open, laptops, chargers, calculators, and connectors/adapters will be available to borrow at the Hill Library Ask Us center, and at the Hunt and branch libraries as circumstances permit. We will also give away free disposable earbuds. Other technology, like cameras, will only be available via online request.

You will be able to reserve individual study rooms.

We’ve converted our group study rooms into individual study rooms that you will be able to reserve online once the buildings are open.

Some spaces will not be available, but you can still get help from specialists.

The Makerspace, Digital Media Lab, and other specialized library spaces will not be open, but you can still get help from specialists over email or a Zoom appointment:


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