Statement on Racial Equity and Social Justice

The State Library of North Carolina advocates for freedom of inquiry and expression, racial equity, and social justice. We support communities of color and we reject racism and discrimination in all forms. 

In our services to individuals and to libraries, we are committed to:

  • ACCESS: removing barriers created by systemic racism and implicit bias and fostering equitable access to trustworthy information, relevant library services and educational opportunities;
  • COMMUNITY: building strong communities by supporting open and inclusive conversations that lead to positive change;
  • EDUCATION: advancing the study, understanding, and appreciation of North Carolina's cultural heritage by representing all populations with fairness and equity.

We recognize and value the role of libraries in transforming communities and we are committed to thoughtful action to ensure that all North Carolinians live more abundant and purposeful lives.