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March 30 - April 1, 2017, Raleigh, NC

Library Tours

Downtown Raleigh has a variety of law libraries within walking distance of the conference hotel. On Thursday afternoon from 3:15 to 5:15, SEAALL attendees have the opportunity to visit several of these libraries, selecting one of two tours. Each tour is limited to 20 participants - you may sign up when you register for the conference.

Tour A: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and Smith Anderson*

  • The Raleigh office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice is an excellent example of the virtualization of information resources for law firms. As firms reduce their real estate footprint, the warehousing of print resources is no longer an option. This reduction of “library/print space” is very evident when touring the office and was in the forefront during all planning stages of the recent move in December 2015.
* Due to circumstances beyond our control, we cannot tour Williams Mullen. Instead, the group will tour the library at Smith Anderson.

Tour B: Campbell Law School and the NC Supreme Court Library

  • In 2009, Campbell University School of Law moved from its location on the main campus in Buies Creek, NC, to the capital city of Raleigh, 30 miles away. The law school’s new home, in a renovated office building, is two blocks from the state capitol, the state supreme court, court of appeals and federal courts. Occupying 25,000 square feet, the library is housed on the first two floors of the law school.
  • The North Carolina Supreme Court Library primarily serves the appellate division of the General Court of Justice and also provides some library services to other officials in the government complex. The present library traces its roots to 1812 and now houses over 160,000 volumes in the Supreme Court’s historic Justice Building across from the Old State Capitol in downtown Raleigh.

Visit the Library of the Future (on your own)

On Saturday afternoon after the conference, you may want to explore the James B. Hunt Jr. Library (Hunt Library) located at North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. Because the Hunt Library does not offer any afternoon tours, you would be on your own, but the experience is well worth the short drive from downtown.

The Hunt Library is NCSU’s newest library, primarily serving the academic disciplines housed on Centennial Campus: textiles, engineering, and science. It opened in 2013 to national and international acclaim.

The Library has many interesting features, including a robot-driven bookBot, an automated book delivery system that delivers books in minutes with a click in the online catalog. Watch the bookBot in action through a glass wall on the first floor, as four robots dart up and down enormous aisles to pinpoint and retrieve materials.



  • Stop by the Ask Us Center for library information and maps. The Ask Us Center is located on the second floor, up the bright yellow staircase and through the turnstiles, to the right.
  • or download the Mobile Tour app


Hourly parking ($2/hour) is available in the Poulton Pay Lot across the street from Hunt Library. Parking spots are numbered, and there is a pay station that accepts debit and credit cards only (no cash). If no parking is available at the Poulton lot, the next available paid parking area can be found in the Partners Way deck, which is a five minute walk from Hunt.