The Hunt Library Story

I’m supposed to get a tour of the Hunt Library in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait. After watching this video I may go on over one day and look around by myself.

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9 Responses to The Hunt Library Story

  1. tjfoose1 04/15/2013 at 5:25 PM #

    Took a self guided tour in January. The place is incredible. To call it simply a ‘library’ is a misnomer.

  2. graywolf 04/15/2013 at 5:42 PM #

    I went a few months ago with one of my children who is a Sr. at State. To say that it is state of the art is an understatement. I was beyond impressed with the design and the size of the facility. It is like nothing else on campus.

  3. TheAliasTroll 04/15/2013 at 7:50 PM #

    but how many stahhhhzzz does this library have?

  4. john of sparta 04/15/2013 at 8:43 PM #

    library = analog Google.

  5. supernova 04/15/2013 at 8:48 PM #

    I have toured the facility and am really impressed with its capabilities. Functionality looks to be a strong suite. And recognizing that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I had a hard time with the appearance of the structure. I’m not big on “modernist” designs and prefer classical forms of architecture. Obviously, this building is not that. I worry that all those metal panes will eventually show rust or water spots streaking down, which isn’t attractive. And on the inside, it felt like an IKEA showroom. Again, its not for me. I like a warm, cozy space when envisioning a library. Guess I’m just old school. But I’m happy that the library has received lots of positive reviews from those whose opinions matters. Mine does not.

  6. highstick 04/15/2013 at 8:55 PM #

    Where are “the stacks”? Uh,,,,they probably don’t have those anymore, do they?

  7. PackerInRussia 04/16/2013 at 4:02 AM #

    “Over 80 different types of chairs”

    I think my most-engaged-in activity in the library (other than the semester I worked) was catching some zzz’s between classes, so I’m glad they didn’t overlook this most crucial of elements.
    Seriously, though, I think I would have felt smarter just walking into a place like that. I could have had more intelligent dreams.

  8. 85Designo 04/16/2013 at 12:12 PM #

    Highstick The stacks are the automated steel cases that go from the basement to the roof 12 rows wide. I have a pic but can’t paste it on here. I have never seen anthing like it. Fantastic!

  9. MrPlywood 04/16/2013 at 4:37 PM #

    The “stacks” are shown at 4:30 in the vid. Pretty damn cool, although I can only think that this will lead to soft, lazy students who don’t have the wherewithall to wander endlessly through the tower looking for that one musty book that is probably secreted in someone’s carrel anyway. I weep for this generation.

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