(fact sheet: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/publications/factsheet/)
Welcome to one of the best research libraries in the nation. The NCSU Libraries, winner of the “Excellence in Academic Libraries” Award in 2000, has over 3.6 million volumes, 5.4 million microforms, and 56,000 print and electronic serials and a growing array of electronic full-text and image collections. The collection is especially strong in the environmental, agricultural, physical, and mathematical sciences, genomic science, computer science and information technology, engineering, materials science, forest resources, textiles and veterinary medicine. The Libraries has been a depository for U.S. government documents since 1924 and is a full depository for U.S. patents.
Four branch libraries-the Burlington Textiles Library on Centennial Campus, the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library in Brooks Hall, the Natural Resources Library in Jordan Hall, and the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library in the College of Veterinary Medicine--serve the special needs of those disciplines.
The Libraries’ website offers access to a rich array of online resources: journal and literature indexes, reference works, electronic books and journals, statistical resources spatial and numeric data for use with Geographic Information Systems, and digital special collections unique to NC State. Users can search the Libraries’ catalog as well as the collections of other major libraries in the Triangle, including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University. Through the Tripsaver service, users have access to materials from these libraries and from libraries around the world.
Librarians offer web-based research and information services, utilizing chat technology for all users, and additional special services for distance learners. Laptop computers that connect to the campus network via traditional data ports or wireless networking are available at all library locations. Digital cameras, camcorders, and digital audio players are also available for loan.
The Learning Commons in D. H. Hill Library is a newly renovated, technology-equipped space for both individual and group work. More than one hundred computers are equipped with a wide range of software applications, including those used in campus labs. The Digital Media Lab on the second floor of the east wing offers equipment and assistance for creating and converting digital images and other materials. The Media Center on the second floor of the west wing provides space and equipment for viewing and listening to videotapes, DVDs, and other audio-visual material.
D. H. Hill Library hours for the Summer Sessions are as follows:
|Monday-Thursday||7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.|
|Friday||7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.|
The library is open until 3:00 a.m. during final exam periods.
Branch library hours, along with any exceptions to the schedule above, are listed online.