Library Card

Attention North Carolina residents! Now you can sign up for a library card at the Government & Heritage Library, part of the State Library of North Carolina. To get your library card, sign up here and email the form to

What can you do?

  • If you are a North Carolina resident or a state agency employee, you can apply for a library card and borrow items from our circulating collection. If your library is a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, you may place a hold on circulating materials and they will be sent to your library.
  • State Library card holders can access many databases off site. GHL¬†subscribes to many different databases. Check our website to determine access availability. Some databases are only available on site.

How it works:

  • Fill out a library card application and email it to us or bring it in. You will need to present a state issued identification card to complete your registration and receive your library card.

More information:

Additional information may be found in the North Carolina Administrative Code: 07 NCAC 02H .0100-.0109.

The News and Observer has also published an article about the library and the new service allowing residents to borrow materials, as well as a short video about the service.