May Meeting

NCSU Hunt Library

May the 15th at 3:00 p.m.

 

Completed in January 2013, the Hunt Library and Institute for Emerging Issues was designed by Norwegian design firm Snohetta with Raleigh architects Pearce Brinkley Cease and Lee (now Clark Nexson Architects) serving as executive architect.  The award winning international destination library received the City of Raleigh Non-Residential Green Design Award, the American Institute of Architects and American Library Association (AIA/ALA) Library Award, and was named one of the “5 novel libraries” by the Boston Globe.  The LEED Silver certified building contains 31% recycled building materials, uses solar energy, contains solar water heaters, and a partial green roof.

 

At over 221,000 square feet and five stories the building contains over 1.5 million books and the state-of-the-art bookBot.  The bookBot is Robot-driven automated book delivery system which holds up to 2 million volumes in 1/9 the space of conventional shelving, reducing book storage and allowing more space for learning and collaboration.    In addition the library features a 3D scanner and two 3D printers, a Game Lab for the study of digital and recreational gaming,

 

Please join to see this amazing place for learning, collaboration, creativity and technology.  Our tour will begin at 3:00 p.m. on May the 15th.

 

We will meet in room 2110 at 3:00 p.m. and have a very brief announcement before heading down to begin the tours (20 to 25 people per group).

 

Parking is available for $2.00 per hour at the lot across the street, or you can pick up a parking pass at the visitors center on Centennial drive for $5.00 for the whole day.

 

Registation Open