METRC will be going under a remodeling project beginning in May. We will close before remodeling begins to pack and move all materials. Please note the following:

4/28 - last day to checkout books
5/3 - last day to checkout equipment
5/4-5/10 open for studying ONLY
5/11-7/21 CLOSED
During closed period staff will be available in a TBA location from 8-4 with limited services. Patrons can still checkout materials requested from other libraries but NO METRC books or materials will be checked out. Books and equipment can be renewed online during this period or renewed at D.H. Hill or Hunt Libraries.

The METRC collections include print and ebooks for K-12 students, graduate students and professional teaching books as well as textbooks, online databases for journals, DVDs, equipment, kits for the classroom, free online tools/literature, Makerspace resources and more.


All resources are available for checkout to NCSU students, faculty, or staff except for equipment which is limited to College of Education and Department of Psychology students, faculty, and staff. After hours, books may be returned to D.H. Hill; however, equipment should always be returned to 400 Poe Hall.

Loan Periods:

Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 9:30 pm
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Only persons with appropriate NCSU ID or eligible students/faculty from cooperating universities will be allowed to check out materials. Equipment is only for Education and Psychology students and for classroom use.

  • Books: 30 days (students); 90 days (faculty/graduate students)
    • Current State-Adopted K-12 textbooks: 14 days
    • Reserves: 2 hours in media center or otherwise specified by Faculty member.
  • Kits: 14 days
  • DVDs: 3 days
  • Equipment: Most equipment checks out for a 7 day period
    • Renew by calling METRC (919-515-3191)
    • ALL equipment must be returned to the media center, not another library
    • iPads – 2 week checkout with NO renewal
    • Laptops:  In-building 4 hour checkout

Overdue, Lost, Damaged Materials: $25.00 processing fee is added to the replacement cost of each lost item. We follow the same policies on overdue materials as the NCSU Libraries. Appeals regarding lost or missing books can be filed here: Equipment that is lost or damaged will be assessed at the original price of the equipment or the cost of repair. Before contacting NCSU Libraries about paying a fine, please contact us to work a replacement plan.