North Carolina Residents Can Now Get an N.C. Government & Heritage Library Card

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Attention North Carolina residents, you can now get an N.C. Government & Heritage Library Card! Cardholders can access many research databases online.

The Government and Heritage Library’s 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.

To get your library card, fill out a patron registration form and email the form to [email protected].

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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 the 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 out the State Library 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 [email protected]. 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 or on the State Library website.