NC State set to launch futuristic library in 2013

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On January 2nd, 2013, NC State will open the library of the future – The James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

How many times have you been in a library and could not find the book you were looking for?  Well the James B. Hunt Jr. Library has a robot for you!  The bookBot automated book delivery system is a new addition to this beautiful library.  A student will be able to request a book and minutes later a robot will deliver it to a book station. How cool is that?!  The new bookBot system will enable the library to store 9 times the amount of books it normally could.

Space is also an enhancement in the library.  Currently the campus libraries can only seat 5% of the student population.  The new library will be able to seat 20% of the students comfortably and still have room for snacks, drinks, and games 🙂

Looking down from the 2nd floor

Technology is also a plus.  There will be plenty of touch screen devices, wireless coverage throughout the library, and easy to access power for any device.  For the teams of students, the library will feature video-conferencing, collaborative projection, whiteboards, and video walls.  The library also boasts “technology-enabled furniture”…whatever that means 🙂  We will just have to see ourselves.

This brand new library is the talk of the lovely campus in Raleigh, NC.  We are all looking forward to checking it out in 2013!!


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