Library Closure As recommended by public safety officials, state government facilities in downtown Raleigh, including the State Library of North Carolina, will be closed through Wed., Jan. 20

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) seeks to preserve, maintain, and enhance a wide ranging and scholarly collection. This allows users to obtain a complete picture of North Carolina. 

To further this mission, we accept donations of books and other materials to help grow the collection.  We are excited to announce a new “Support Our Collection” page on our site that describes the different ways the public can add to our collection.  To learn more about supporting collection or to make a donation please visit, https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/services/support-our-collection 

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) is excited to announce its selection as a participant in the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ (CCAHA) Preservation Needs Assessment and Preservation Planning Program, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Nonprofit professionals looking for tools and strategies to do a better job can now find materials online or borrow from recently added items at the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library. 

"The nonprofit and philanthropic sector is indispensable to the fabric of our state," says Timothy Owens, State Librarian of North Carolina. "This new collection gathers in one place an unprecedented resource for nonprofit and fundraising professionals, policymakers, government officials, regulators, scholars and others interested in the charitable world."

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) has a new exhibit in our reading room containing some of our rarely displayed books. The new exhibit, Alexandre Vattemare: Father of Interlibrary Loan, helps celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month by exploring how many of our rare and unique books made their way into our collection. 

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) provides onsite and remote access to several great online databases. These are invaluable resources for historians, genealogists, researchers, state employees, state agencies, teachers, and students.

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) strives to be the principal library for North Carolina state government, serve state employees, researchers, and the general public and be your go-to source for everything North Carolina. We have extensive resources about North Carolina, and we want to continue to expand our collections to support and enhance the research needs and interests of North Carolina’s diverse communities.

To accomplish this goal, patron input is crucial in developing our collections. If you are looking for something we do not currently own, and it meets our Collection Development Guidelines, we may be able to purchase it to add it to our collection.

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At the recent 2019 North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) Conference, we were reminded of the unnatural (or man-made) disasters that can wreak havoc on collections, such as older pipes bursting and leaking toilets. As the weather turns colder and frost appears on outside surfaces, we need to think about the internal structures that house our diverse collections. Many of the state’s cultural institutions, organizations, and libraries are living in older buildings with older pipes.

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During this time when so many of us are under a stay-at-home order, we are looking for things to do.  Libraries are closed, so going to the library to check out books is not an option.  Did you know that the Government & Heritage Library (GHL) provides ebooks that you can safely download from the comfort of your own home? 

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The Government and Heritage Library and the Collections Management Unit is excited to welcome Tristan to our team. Tristan comes to us from William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library on the Health Sciences Campus of East Carolina University. He worked there for 10 years as a student library assistant, and as a library technician. He graduated in 2013 with a double major in History and African and African American Studies. As a library technician at William E.

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) strives to be the principal library for North Carolina state government, serve state employees, researchers, and the general public and be your go-to source for everything North Carolina. We have extensive resources about North Carolina, and we want to continue to expand our collections to support and enhance the research needs and interests of North Carolina’s diverse communities. 

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