James B. Hunt Jr. Library

An exterior photo of Hunt Library showing the building.A picture of a student walking under Hunt's arched walkways at night.A picture of Hunt's high tech spaces being used.An aerial shot of Hunt Library's atrium taken from the second floor.

Located on NC State's Centennial Campus, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library is one of NC State’s two main libraries, complementing the D. H. Hill Jr. Library on North Campus.

What's inside the Hunt Library?

Popular spaces for work and study include four reading rooms—the Rain Garden Reading Lounge, the Quiet Reading Room, the Oval View Reading Room, and the Skyline Reading Room. The library offers separate commons workspaces for faculty members and graduate students; audio rooms and media studios; the Dataspace; the Game Lab; the Teaching and Visualization Lab; and the Common Grounds Café. The Hunt Library also features a world-class collection of iconic 20th- and 21st-century furniture selected to enhance the use of each space.

To help make room for all of these research and collaboration spaces, the library has implemented the bookBot—an automated storage and retrieval system that takes up only one-ninth the space of traditionalopen shelving to hold the same number of volumes. While there are 10,000 volumes on open shelving for browsing in the Hunt Library, the bookBot can store up to 2 million volumes in its 18,000 bins.

View floor map.

Explore more spaces at the Hunt Library.

Learn more about the design and construction of the Hunt Library completed in 2012.

Contact the Hunt Library

Phone: (919) 515-7110     
Email: library_askus@ncsu.edu

James B. Hunt Jr. Library     
1070 Partners Way     
Raleigh, NC 27606