In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the State Library has suspended public operations. We invite you to use our online resources or connect with a librarian online.


About the State Library

Established in 1812, the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) provides exceptional library service and exceptional service to libraries. We enrich the lives of North Carolinians through access to information resources; we strengthen communities through exceptional library services; and we inspire and support literacy and lifelong learning for all North Carolinaians. The State Library is a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

There are four sections of the State Library: