Government and Heritage Library
NC Digital Collections
The NC Digital Collections is a joint project of the Government and Heritage Library and State Archives that contains over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other NC resourcesNC Digital Collections
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About The GHL
The Government and Heritage Library's (GHL) mission is to preserve and facilitate public access to state government information; advance the study, understanding, and appreciation of North Carolina's cultural heritage; and provide library resources and services that support the operational needs of state government agencies.
The Government & Heritage Library is located in the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Can I borrow books?
State agency employees with a State Library card can borrow books from our general collection. Members of the general public are welcome and encouraged to use our materials on site. Some materials may also be available through Interlibrary Loan.
Can I access your databases?
State agency employees with a State Library card can access many databases off site. Researchers and genealogists may only use our databases on site.
Can I look at your microfilm?
Anyone can use our microfilm on site. If you can't visit, some of our microfilm may also be borrowed through your local public library. More information on our microfilm collection can be found on our North Carolina Resources page.
I am a state agency employee. How do I get a State Library card?
Fill out a library card application and bring it to us or fax it in.
Do you have computers I can use?
Our computers are available for research and state business only. If you'd like to use a computer for personal reasons, visit a county public library in the area.