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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The high-tech James B. Hunt Library does have books, but they're not visible when you walk into the building on the campus of North Carolina State University.

Instead, the 1.5 million books are stored in more than 18,000 bins, retrievable by robots when a student requests one. And that's one of the least high-tech parts of the library, other than the books themselves.

The library named after the former governor will have its grand opening Feb. 12.

It also features a supercomputer, a visualization lab and a creativity lab. Furthermore, it has 100 areas for collaborative study, walls made of whiteboard and a snack bar on the first floor.

It's not your traditional library in other ways, either -- food and drink are allowed, as is talking.


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