The James B. Hunt Library on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus is winning awards right and left. And after experiencing a guided tour of this amazing building, I see why it’s garnering so much wide-scale attention since opening in 2013. Featuring a very cool, 2-million-volume capacity bookbot, quiet study areas, spaces for collaboration, fully-equipped music rooms, 3-D printers, a video game lab, and even a sustainable rain garden on a roof area, this beautiful library seems to have everything a 21st-century college student could possibly need or want. There are free mobile tour apps for Apple or Android. Or better yet, experience it yourself and join a walk-in tour on Wednesdays at 9:30, Fridays at 3:30, and the second Saturday of each month at 10:30.
And then there are the chairs. Chairs? What’s special about the chairs? There are more than 80 different styles of chairs at the Hunt Library. We tested out and photographed a sampling of them.
I love this video detailing the story of the Hunt Library: