#ForcedFunFriday : Hunt Library

 By Tara Hardy 

#ForcedFunFriday : Hunt Library

Last week, the VisionPoint team took a field trip to the Jame B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University, to be exact. When the team first heard that this month’s outing was a trip to the library, the consensus was that we were really forcing the fun. But the Hunt Library is more than your average library. The Hunt Library is one of the most technologically immersive learning spaces in the world.

The first floor of the library immediately turned the naysaying into excitement. Upon entering the building, there is a coffee shop to the left that also serves ice cream. Because you can’t study on an empty stomach. To the right is the bookBot, the automated book delivery system.

Up the stairs was the Emerging Issues Commons and the beginning of our chair sitting adventure. There are over 80 different types of chairs at Hunt Library, each with their own unique story.

The rest of the tour took us through the Technology Showcase, Game Lab, Visualization Lab, Creativity Studio, Music Rooms, Skyline Terrace and more. It was encouraging to see how many learning opportunities exist for students and the community with access to a facility like this one. We even walked away with a few new design ideas for our own office space.

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