Government and Heritage Library

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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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Access to Our Materials

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.

I am a state agency employee. How do I get a State Library card?

Fill out a library card application and email it to us or bring it in. Note: Library application downloads immediately.

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 public library in the area.