Participating in My #HuntLibrary is easy:

  1. Take an awesome Hunt Library photo
  2. Upload it to Instagram
  3. Tag it #HuntLibrary

About the Project

We want everyone to see the best learning and collaborative space in the country...through your Instagram photos!

At http://go.ncsu.edu/myhunt you can vote on your favorite #HuntLibrary photos, see popular images, browse staff picks, and more. NCSU Libraries will preserve the #HuntLibrary photos taken in 2013 forever in the University’s official digital archives so they become a permanent part of NC State history.

Questions? Email: myhuntlibrary@lists.ncsu.edu.

A Different Point of View

Have fun, be creative! Show us a feature that you love or a view that takes your breath away. Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Find the building's best side
  • Lounge on the Skyline Terrace
  • Get Roman on the Monumental Stairs
  • Draw a giant picture in the Idea Alcove
  • Get collaborative in a group study room
  • Immerse yourself in the Immersion Theater

Contest Winners

During the first two months the Hunt Library was open, NCSU Libraries held a photography contest through My #HuntLibrary. To see the winning photographs, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/mhlwinners.

Terms of Use

The public is encouraged to contribute to My #HuntLibrary often by tagging multiple Instagram photos with the hashtag #HuntLibrary.

Popular images are determined by a combination of a photograph’s battle wins and the "likes" on the photograph. "Likes" on Instagram do not count towards the popularity score. "Likes" have to be submitted on the My #HuntLibrary app to affect the popularity ranking.

The photograph must obey all laws, including applicable copyright and privacy laws.

Archiving the Hunt Library Story

All approved images tagged #HuntLibrary taken in 2013 will be included in the official North Carolina State University archives. When an image has been approved for inclusion in the NCSU Libraries archival collection, we will indicate that selection through a comment on that photo from the ncsulibraries Instagram account. The text of the comment reads:

"Thanks for your picture! The NCSU Libraries is archiving Instagram photographs tagged #HuntLibrary to help document the story of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Your photo has been selected for addition to this archival collection. The archives document the history of NC State for future generations, and your image will become part of the story of our new library. You will retain full ownership of any and all copyrights, but we ask that you grant the University a nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or educational purposes or to publicize the Libraries, compatible with a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial license. Please contact the Libraries Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/cdsc/contact with any questions you have about this comment."

Images selected for inclusion in the archives will be harvested by NCSU Libraries so that the archival digital object will reside on permanent NCSU Libraries storage infrastructure and not on Instagram servers. Users may contact NCSU Libraries at any time to request that the image be removed from our collections.

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If you have questions about the My #HuntLibrary project, please email myhuntlibrary@lists.ncsu.edu. For more information about the James B. Hunt Jr. Library go to http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/huntlibrary. If you have a question about a comment left on your Instagram photo, contact the Libraries Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/cdsc/contact.