The library’s learning commons areas provide the latest information technology embedded in designs that foster collaboration. Our group study rooms take those principles even further, with whiteboard walls, flat-panel displays and Web-based video conferencing. The library’s state-of-the-art media production studios, game lab and usability lab provide valuable hands-on experience with the most advanced tools available.
Get Ready For Prime Time
Our immersion, visualization and prototyping capabilities help scholars and researchers turn their ideas into reality. The Makerspace has 3-D printers and a laser cutter that can fabricate prototypes in a fraction of the time and cost required by older technologies.
The Teaching and Visualization Lab is a theater that offers seamless 270-degree projection with 3-D capability on 80 linear feet of display surface, creating unparalleled opportunities for immersive research and development. And the Creativity Studio’s movable walls, 3-D projectors and full-surround sound system allow users to create real-world simulations with an astonishing degree of detail.
Take Care of Business
The Hunt Library is located on Centennial Campus, a nationally recognized public-private research park with more than 60 corporate, government and nonprofit partners. Accordingly, the library’s collections support the groundbreaking research at Centennial, which helps attract industry clusters to the state. For instance, North Carolina’s smart energy grid industry is anchored by the FREEDM Systems Center, the only smart grid research center in the country to be funded by the National Science Foundation.
The state’s preeminence in the field of nonwoven textiles is driven by the Nonwovens Institute, one of the largest member-based nonwoven textiles research consortiums in the world. And North Carolina’s importance in biomanufacturing is bolstered by the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, which operates in the largest biomanufacturing education facility in the world.
Now It’s Your Turn
Whether you’re a student working on an assignment, a faculty member doing original research or a partner creating the next innovation, the Hunt Library gives you the tools to do more than you ever thought possible. Come find out how the Hunt Library can help you change the world.