The NC State Libraries
The NC State Libraries’ website is a rich source of information and serves as a gateway to resources and services.
The D.H. Hill Library is open 24 hours/day in the fall and spring semesters. Branch libraries include: Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, Natural Resources Library, and William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine.
The Libraries' collections reflect the strengths of the university across disciplines. We provide demand-driven, network-based collections to the campus community in support of research and teaching. We are recognized as a national leader in building extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science, technology, and agriculture. The collection contains over 4 million volumes of books, bound journals, and government documents; approximately 63,000 print and electronic serials; over 5.4 million microforms; full-text databases in all disciplines and extensive digital collections; numerous video, audio, and multimedia titles; unique and rare materials in the Special Collections Research Center. The Libraries’ participation in the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provides convenient access to the collections of Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC Central University.
The library has approximately 270 public workstations and a full complement of equipment for audio, video, and digital resources. PC and Macintosh laptop computers, digital cameras, camcorders, GPS units, and digital audio players and recorders are available for loan.
The popular Learning Commons in D.H. Hill Library is a technology-equipped space for both individual and group work. The library offers equipment and assistance for working with digital images and other materials. The Libraries has a variety of study spaces for groups and individuals.
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus is more than the 21st-century face of NC State. It’s a place where ideas become reality and bold ambition forges beautiful solutions to global challenges.
The Libraries’ website provides information about and access to many services, including reference assistance, interlibrary loan, and electronic reserves. Library Tools web pages are available for every course offered at NC State. These customized pages include e-reserves, article databases, librarian recommendations, citation tools, IM a Librarian for help, and more. The Libraries’ Course Books on Reserves program makes over 4,500 required texts available on Course Reserves each year.