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Wake Tech Libraries

Wake Tech Libraries

Wake Tech houses five campus libraries, and locations and hours are as follows. Please note that holiday hours are posted on the libraries' website. Please visit the libraries' website for more information on library holiday hours, services, and policies.

Howell (Main Campus) Library


9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh, NC 27603

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 8:00pm

Friday: 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Northern Wake Campus Library


6600 Louisburg Road

Raleigh, NC 27616

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 8:00pm

Friday: 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Perry Health Sciences Campus Library


2901 Holston Lane

Raleigh, NC 27610

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Public Safety Education Campus Library


321 Chapanoke Road

Raleigh, NC 27603

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Western Wake Campus Library


3434 Kildaire Farm Road

Cary, NC 27518

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am to 6:30pm

Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Circulation Services

Wake Tech libraries house circulating, reference, and reserve materials, including but not limited to books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, laptops, and other course-related materials. Library materials are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Some course- related materials are also available on reserve for use within the libraries.

All Wake Tech library users may check out materials by establishing a library account at the circulation desk using their Wake Tech IDs. All library materials are checked out as follows:

  1. Library Use Only: Reference Materials, Reserve, Teaching Resource Center, and Audio/Visual Closed collection
  2. One Week Checkouts: Special Reserves, Audio/Visual Browsing Collection (DVDs, some VHS tapes and CDs)
  3. Three Week Checkouts: General Collection Books and AV Browsing Collection - Audiobooks
  4. Laptop Checkouts:  Laptop checkouts are primarily for Wake Tech students taking curriculum classes and are available for on-campus, 3-hour checkout Mondays - Thursdays. Laptops are available for weekend checkouts on Fridays. Holiday checkout dates and times are posted on the libraries' website and in the libraries. Non Wake Tech users cannot check out laptops.
  5. Wake County residents: Community borrowers (guest users) are required to present a valid photo ID to create library accounts to check out library materials and only 3 items at a time.

For more information on library circulation policies, visit the libraries' website.

Interlibrary Loan Services

Wake Tech library patrons can borrow materials from more than fifty North Carolina community college libraries. The turnaround time for receipt of interlibrary loan materials is 3-5 business days. Library patrons are notified via their Wake Tech email addresses as soon as the materials are received in the library. Users can search for materials and also use the "I Need Material" function from the library online catalog to place hold on materials from within Wake Tech libraries and other community college libraries.