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NC residents can now get an N.C. Government & Heritage Library Card!

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Online Convenience Premium Content at Your Fingertips! 


Online Convenience  Premium Content at your Fingertips! #everythingNC

Online Convenience Premium Content at your Fingertips! #everythingNC

Attention NC Residents! Now you can get an N.C. Government & Heritage Library Card! Sign up today!

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 online research databases off site. 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.

Drop-In Genealogy Class – Second Wednesday of the Month

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Free Drop-In Genealogy Class: Second Wednesday of Month 

Free Drop-In Genealogy Class, November 8, 2017. 9AM-9:45AM, 109 E. Jones Street Raleigh, NC

Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month for a free drop-in class on how to get started in genealogy and family history research! The staff of the Government & Heritage Library will show you how to get stay organized in your research and basic genealogy concepts and techniques.

Class details:
2nd Wednesday of the Month – 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Government & Heritage Library:
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC


Evening Hours: Library & Archives Open until 8:00 pm on October 27, 2017

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Extended hours: Friday, October 27, 2017. Open until 8pm. State Archives of North Carolina and Government and Heritage Library, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh.

The Government & Heritage Library and State Archives of North Carolina will have evening research hours on Friday, October 27, 2017. Both repositories will stay open until 8:00 pm. Spend your Friday night with us doing North Carolina and family history research.  If you are in town for the the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s Fall Conference  please stop by! Everyone is welcomed!

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State Doc Pick of the Week : NC State Engineering

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NC State engineeringNC State engineering is the biannual magazine of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. In the Spring/Summer 2013 issue, readers get a glimpse into one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the country- the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The new library on Centennial Campus opened in the spring of 2013, and it was an exciting time for engineering students. The library contains nearly 100 study-group rooms, a robotic book retrieval system (bookBot ), and technology spaces featuring HD walls for video-game design, 3-D printers, laser cutters, and more.  The Hunt Library is the only academic library in the U.S. controlled by a super computer. While students’ needs were at the forefront of the design, the environment did not take a backseat in the construction of this library either.  The environmentally friendly features of the library include a rain garden (if you are unfamiliar with rain gardens, check out this past post), solar panels, and an innovative air conditioning system. Along with the article on the Hunt Library, this issue of NC State engineering contains research accomplishments including “A better way to predict hurricanes,” “’Nanoflowers’ blossom for energy storage,” and “Solving the bot problem in online games.”

This publication can be downloaded, printed, saved, and viewed by clicking here.

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