Library Library Spaces & Hours

Smith Library


Library Hours:

Open 24/7

Click for Media Lab & Printing Hours

(336) 841-9102

Smith Library is the main library on campus. Its 50,000-square-foot facility that contains 140,000 books, 5,000 films, three computer labs, a media lab, and an archive. The center of academic life, Smith is open 24/7 during the semester, with librarians available to help with a range of services from research and citation to instruction, media, interlibrary loan, and more.


Wanek Center Learning Commons

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Learning Commons Hours:

Open 24/5 (closes at midnight on Fri. and Sat. nights, reopening at 10 am on Sat. and Sun. mornings)

(336) 841-9002

The Learning Commons, located on the third floor of the Wanek Center, offers a large study space with comfy chairs and individual desks for quiet study, as well as computers and printers. It is open 24/5 during the semester with librarians available to help with research and citation questions.


School of Education Resource Center


Resource Center Hours:

Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm
Saturday-Sunday 1 pm-5 pm

(336) 841-4621

The SOE Resource Center opened in Fall 2012 in the new HPU School of Education. The comfortable, quiet space includes a children’s book collection, teacher resources, and K-12 textbook collection and a staff of education librarians and graduate assistants.


Centennial Square Research Center


Research Center Hours:

Open 24/7
Librarian available Sunday-Thursday
8 pm-midnight

(336) 841-1320

The Centennial Square residence hall, which opened in the Fall 2013 semester, includes a student study space with computers and printers. Librarians are available in the evening Sunday through Thursday to help with research and citation questions.