State Library of North Carolina

A message from the State Librarian

The State Library of North Carolina envisions a future in which all North Carolinians have access to exceptional library services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals. I invite you to look around our website to discover some of the incredible resources we make available. Here’s one you might enjoy from our NCpedia: North Carolina Barbecue.

Better yet – use our services. Visit the State Library in Raleigh to make use of our nationally noted genealogy collection. Visit our online library from your computer to see state publications from the 1800’s to today, a history of the North Carolina State Fair (complete with photos of fried food), genealogy materials transcribed by volunteers throughout the US. and more. These collections are a historian’s delight! Do you have a friend or relative whose eyesight is failing? Contact the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and sign them up for this free service. Finally, visit and support your local public library. It is the best deal in town (free!) and I bet that you will find something there to surprise and delight you.

Cal Shepard
State Librarian