11. James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University

Location: Raleigh, NC

Architect: Snohetta

Opened just earlier this year, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library is one of the most modern and high-tech creations of its kind. Filled with video displays and touchscreen kiosks, the collection is organized by the bookBot, which digitally codes, organizes, stores, and retrieves books while only a minority of volumes are put out on accessible display.