NVRTC Runtime Library?

I want to ship my software that uses NVRTC (runtime kernel compilation) but it doesn’t appear to ship with NVIDIA drivers, meaning I would have to ship the libraries (libnvrtc.so/etc.) with my application. This kind of defeats the point of NVRTC doesn’t it, that users require something outside of an updated GPU driver to run an application that uses NVRTC?

Is there any way to statically link the library into my application, or some workaround so I don’t have to ship the library files with my software, or have users download the CUDA toolkit itself?