Welcome to the NC State University Libraries

Orientation 101

Get introduced to the various resources and services available at the NC State University Libraries! Learn about the different ways the Libraries can help you during your time here.

Top Ten Things to Do at the Libraries

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Ask Us a question, any question, any time, anywhere. Or request a one-on-one virtual consultation with an expert!

A student staff member checks out a book for a student at the Ask Us Desk


Find your textbooks online as ebooks or request PDFs of scanned textbook chapters. (You can do this from home!)

Student using an Apple laptop with headphones


Borrow more than books! Check out a laptop, DSLR camera, and more from our tech lending collection.

A bright, open space with students sitting at tables and standing around a desk labeled 'Academic Success Center'. Glass-walled study rooms line one wall of the space.


Visit the new Academic Success Center in the Hill Library for writing help and academic assistance.

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Find your focus—reserve an individual study room. Explore our study spaces.

Selection of colorful zines, paper booklets, including Work in Progress and Senior Time


Learn something new — beat-making, zines, data visualization, virtual creation—in one of our virtual workshops.

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Get inspired — hear from authors, musicians, artists, and change-makers through our NC State University Libraries event series, livestreamed and recorded.

Makerbot printer 3D-printing an object


Get nearly anything printed on one of the 3D printers in the Makerspace!

Rendering of an airy indoor space with computers that show data visualizations, with students walking through it


Visit the Data Experience Lab for high-powered computing resources and set up virtual consultations with data and visualization experts.

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Help us Protect the Pack!

  • Face masks are required to enter the Libraries.
  • Don't have a mask? We'll give you one to keep!
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout our buildings.
  • Our housekeeping services clean shared spaces daily.

Your Personal Librarian

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Your personal librarian is your "go-to" person for all things library-related. They can help you navigate our various resources and services as well as answer any questions you have, even if they're not library-specific.

Be on the lookout for an email from them at the beginning of the semester and set up a virtual appointment!

Unique Spaces for the Way You Like to Study

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Work With Us

We might have some student positions open, including Federal Work-Study Positions. View openings

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