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!

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Find your textbooks and access them for free through the Libraries!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Visit the Data Experience Lab and Dataspace for high-powered computing resources. You can also 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.

Personal Librarians for First-Year & Transfer Students

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If this is your first year at NC State, 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.

First-year & transfer students, find your personal librarian. Be on the lookout for emails and appointment invitations from them throughout the semester!

Unique Spaces for the Way You Like to Study

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