May 24, 2022

NC State University’s “Library of the Future” Scheduled to Open in 3 Months

From an Overview Article (via NC State U.):

In three months, NC State will open a new signature building.

The Hunt Library on Centennial Campus will be the research library of the future, a vibrant intellectual and social forum where students, faculty and staff can gather and establish new ways to learn, research, collaborate, and strengthen the university’s long tradition of leading transformative change.


Library features include:

• The bookBot, a robotic, automated book delivery system that houses up to 2 million items and can deliver an item within five minutes of a user choosing it from the online catalog
• Technology-rich spaces where students and faculty can do pioneering work in large-scale visualization and simulation
• Videoconferencing and multimedia production facilities that encourage collaboration across locations and mastery of the latest audio and video tools
• The new library will also double the library study seating available to students on campus.


The building itself will be as daring and innovative as the work that occurs inside it. The lead design firm, Snøhetta, designed the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City and the expansion to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other iconic structures. Snøhetta’s philosophy emphasizes a strong relationship between architecture and the landscape surrounding it.

Read the Complete Overview Article

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