State Library Web Site Redesign
The State Library is redesigning our website with the goal of creating the best possible experience for our users. Please take a moment to have a look. We welcome your feedback on the new web site.

Online and On-Site Research


  • Databases - journal articles, genealogy information, statistics
  • Digital Collections - historic state government, North Carolina history
  • NC ECHO - search digital collections from multiple North Carolina institutions
  • NCpedia - free, vetted, encyclopedia of North Carolina
  • Newspapers - online and on site
  • Statistics - North Carolina demographics and statistics by subject
  • Website Archives - archived websites of North Carolina state government

Borrow and Use Materials

Everyone can view our materials on site. Read our FAQ for more information about accessing them elsewhere.

New books at our library

Search our catalog to see what we have, including:

  • books,
  • journals,
  • magazines,
  • microfilm,
  • newspapers,
  • and more.

learn moreForms

  • Interlibrary loan forms (instructions)
    • online form (NC state agency employees)
    • ALA form (Libraries without OCLC access)
  • Library card application for state employees (Word) (PDF)