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

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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 SLNC.reference@ncdcr.gov.

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  (https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/online) 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.

Special Library Hours: November 30, 2017, 12 PM – 5 PM

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Librarian and researcher sitting at a table pointing and looking at a book. On Thursday, November 30, 2017 the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library will be  open  to the public from 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. due to a staff meeting.

 Don’t forget you can always consult our website for North Carolina information and online resources, https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us, (919)807-7450 or SLNC.reference@ncdcr.gov.

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!

More info: http://bit.ly/Oct27research

 

 

Tip of the week: Using Sanborn Maps

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Sanborn maps are a valuable research tool. These maps are fire insurance maps dating 1866-1959. Approximately 3,000 cities have Sanborn maps that cover all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico.

North Carolina maps include 145 towns within 85 counties; however, different cities have maps for different years. For example, the town of Hertford in Perquimans County has maps for the years of 1916, 1923, 1929-1940. On the other hand, Concord in Cabarrus County has maps dated 1885, 1887, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1906, 1911, 1921, and 1927.

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