The Hill Library Innovation Studio is open!

The Innovation Studio in the Hill Library

The Innovation Studio in the Hill Library

The NC State University Libraries is proud to open the Innovation Studio in Hill Library, an exciting new type of learning space for the Libraries. You can drop in during open hours to browse interactive exhibits of groundbreaking student and faculty work. The space will also offer a full slate of hands-on workshops on tools and methods that spark innovation, and will host talks and programs that feature innovators and their projects.

The current open hours during the Winter Break are Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Hours will expand at the start of the spring 2021 semester.

The space is filled with interactive technology that brings exhibits alive. Featuring a four-projector array with integrated depth sensors, powered by a custom software platform, the Innovation Studio offers the capability to combine digital content with physical artifacts.

Exhibits include a look at NC State’s annual juried fashion show Art2Wear, a variety of recordings by NC State musicians through the Libraries’ State of Sound series, a tour of zines and comics, and much more.

“The Innovation Studio is meant to celebrate and catalyze innovation on campus,” says Adam Rogers, the Libraries’ Head of Making and the Innovation Studio. “With our interactive exhibits, we'll be showcasing innovative projects from across NC State's many disciplines. And with our events and workshops, we hope to grow NC State students' understanding of innovation and its role in society, spur their creative thinking, and give them tools and methods for bringing innovation to their academic and other work.”