Library as a Service (LaaS) Model

Friends of the Library is beta-testing a Library as a Service (LaaS) Model for small companies in North Carolina looking for additional research strategies. Apply to become a beta testing company!

As a Library as a Service (LaaS) Model beta tester, companies will have access to NCSU Libraries services and resources during a six-month period, including:

Library Access

Library Resources and Research Tools

Beta Membership Plan Benefits

  • Upon request, Libraries staff provide strategies for subject-specific literature search to accelerate investigation and research
  • Guidance on accessing and locating specialized library resources and publications
  • Recognition of the corporation among other supporters and investors in the annual Honor Roll
  • Upon request, a workshop conducted by an NC State librarian, at your office (within 20 miles of NC State) or at the library, on how to use Libraries resources
  • Day parking pass for the decks closest to visiting library (advance notice of three working days is required)
  • Invitations to special Friends of the Library events

Beta Membership Costs (six-month membership)

  • One-time $50 cost to set up each borrower’s card
  • $50 for first card, or $10 a month
  • $15 for each additional card, or $5 a month

Beta Test Candidate Profile

  • Ten (10) companies with up to 20 employees
  • Ten (10) companies with 21 to 50 employees

Apply to become a beta test company. Contact Friends of the Library at 919.515.2841 or with any questions.


*Access may be limited to contract terms.

**Accessible through consultation appointment.