About the Government & Heritage Library

The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) is a section of the State Library of North Carolina, part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.  As the principal library for North Carolina state government, we serve state employees, researchers, and the general public.  We are your go-to source for everything NC.


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.


GHL provides:

GHL provides access to information in the following areas relating to North Carolina:

And, in the following general areas:

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