Library

“It is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot”
– Sankofa

The African American Cultural Center Library houses a collection of educational and leisure reading about Africans, African Americans and other members of the African Diaspora. The collection supports Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Course (IDS). The African American Cultural Center Library is an affiliate of the NC State University Libraries.

Fall 2021 Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (our new Afterhours Study Vibes extended hours!)

All items are available for pick-up at the main library by request, with an expected delivery time of 4 to 7 business days. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you soon!

Afterhours Study Vibes

Beginning August 25, the Library is extending its hours once a week to provide students a quiet place to study on central campus. Every Wednesday this fall, we will be open until 7pm. The Library Coordinator will be available to answer questions and for research help.

Services

The Library has wireless access, offering an NC State University network for faculty, staff, and students, as well as a guest network for visitors.

Using your personal computer, you can access library services offered through the NC State University Libraries:

  • Access to the collections through the library’s search interface
  • Combined access to the library catalogs of NC State, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University through the Library Catalog (choose Triangle research libraries)
  • AskUs service, with staff available 24 hours to provide help IM, text message, email, or phone
  • Access to digitized images and texts from the Special Collections Research Center with historical information about NC State
  • Course-related services, including Course Tools and Course Reserves
  • Tripsaver, for requesting books or articles not available at NC State

Borrowing

All library materials may be checked out of the AACC Library by NC State students, faculty, and staff only.  Books can be checked out for 30 days.  The maximum number of books to be checked out at one time is 4.

NOTE: To ensure that the item you are seeking is available, please call 515-1397.  Library items can be placed on hold at the circulation desk for 48 hours.

Policies

Please silence all mobile devices while in the library.  If you need to make a phone call, please do so in the hallway of the Witherspoon Student Center in order to not disturb the other patrons.

No food or beverage is allowed.

Location

Witherspoon Student Center, 2nd Floor, Room 218

Library Acquisitions

In addition to our library of books, we also house a small library of media. NC State students can borrow for 5 days by requesting via NC State Campus Libraries Online Catalog.

Do you have an item you would like to suggest for the library? Please use the submission form below.

Suggest an item