Visitor Guidelines

Individual Tours

  • Individuals may take self-guided tours of the library.
  • After 10:00 p.m. a valid Wolfpack One Card (campus ID) is required for library entry.
  • No touring or sightseeing is permitted during Reading Days or Final Exam periods.  Check university academic calendars.
  • Parents should be sure that children remain quiet with no loud talking, running, or horseplay in the library to avoid disrupting patrons.
  • NC State is a cashless campus. If you plan to dine on campus or shop in the campus bookstore (Wolfpack Outfitters), please plan accordingly. These locations take all major credit and debit cards. For dining locations, visit For information about Wolfpack Outfitters, visit

Group Tours

  • We are unable to accommodate guided tours of the libraries. Individuals or groups of twenty guests or fewer are welcome to self-tour.
  • Unauthorized group tours of more than 20 guests are not permitted.

Current/New NC State Students

If you are an NC State faculty or staff member seeking to orient current or newly enrolled students to our libraries, please visit the Library Instruction Programs page and fill out the instruction request form. Should you have questions about instruction sessions, please direct them to

Please note that instruction sessions are only available to current and newly enrolled NC State students.


Wheelchairs are available near both entrances. On the first floor, wheelchairs are available to the right of the doors to the Auditorium. On the second floor, wheelchairs are available just inside the gates near the Ask Us desk.

Ask Us staff can bring a wheelchair to you during Ask Us Services hours. Feel free to call ahead so we can meet you at one of the entrances. Call (919) 515-7110.


Visitors on tours are allowed to take photographs of the facility.  However, please respect the privacy of our users and do not photograph people without their permission.

If you would like to schedule a photo or video shoot, please contact Chris Tonelli, Director of External Relations, at or (919) 515-2595.

See also the Rules for the Use of the NC State University Libraries