“The Hunt Library, in my view, is the academic library with the widest array of technologies in the country”–that’s the conclusion of an Associated Press article that went on the wire this weekend and has been picked up by newspapers, TV stations, and websites across the country.
Now readers of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express, AOL.com, and the Washington Observer–among many others–are seeing the face of NC State University in the 21st century.
The new Hunt Library enables NC State students, faculty, and partners “stay on the forefront of the future with direct access to the tools of tomorrow” and, according to News 14 Carolina’s Linnie Supal, is “giving North Carolina worldwide appeal.”
The doors at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library are open!
You now have a second main library.
Centennial Campus now has an iconic intellectual and social center. NC State University has a learning and collaborative space that boldly proclaims our strengths in engineering, textiles, design, and technology. And Raleigh has a new signature building that will attract global attention for its beauty and adventurous architecture.
This is a library that is perfect for students and faculty in every discipline.
Almost 100 group study rooms, two amazing new Learning Commons, dedicated areas for faculty and graduate students, state-of-the art technology around every corner, and the inspiring feeling you are going to get when you walk into this building: they all make it well worth a trip to Centennial Campus, even if that trip is not yet part of your daily routine.
Come explore it.
the face of NC State University in this century
a space that expands the frontiers of learning and research
your work displayed on a giant video wall
your books delivered by a robot
your next idea taking shape in a simulated environment
Governor Hunt’s hometown paper, The Wilson Times, conducts an extensive interview with the former governor and places the Hunt Library into perspective as a centerpiece for Centennial Campus and a step forward in North Carolina’s history and economic development.
“If you can draw it, you can make it!” That’s the promise of the Makerspace on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. Here you can create working prototypes, architectural models, and other objects with 3D printers, a 3D scanner, and a laser cutter. Makerspace is just one of the many tools that make the new Hunt Jr. Library the library of the future.