These are government websites which can help with common problems. If you can't find what you want, please call your local branch.
Key to Link Icons
Available from any computer with Internet access.
Available from any computer with a library card.
Available from any computer with a library card,
provided by the State Library of NC.
Available from any computer within a library building.
Durham One Call - 560-1200
Having trouble figuring out which city agency to contact? This number will connect you with the correct agency and can provide general information.
Research Triangle Regional Partnership
This site is a handy place to find all kinds of economic statistics for the counties in the region. If you are looking for information about starting a business, please see our Business Page.
Look up value and owner of an address or adjacent addresses. Find flood insurance maps, school districts and more.
Register of Deeds Public Records Search
Look up deeds by seller or buyer.
Check if you are registered to vote, how to register to vote and how to register if you have missed the 25 day prior to election deadline in Durham County.
Created by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on all aspects of the election process:
Who Are My Representatives?
Guide to Durham County Officials. Click on the links to see your local, state and federal representatives. Scroll down the page to see term limits, candidate requirements, and when each position will be up for election.
Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. Labor Market Information
This site contains a wealth of information on the status of North Carolina's workforce - from wages paid , hours worked, largest employers, economic indicators, and more. If you are looking for work, see our Job Help page.
Log Into North Carolina (LINC)
Provides current, historical and projected (future) data for many different topic areas. It also includes all state agencies' data instead of your having to go to each agency's site, and you can generate reports for multiple topics, multiple geographies and multiple years.
NC Division of Non-Public Education
Includes the NC Directory of Non-Public Schools as well as information on home schools and requirements for non-public schools.
NC Demographic and Statistical Data Sources on the Web
Statistics about almost anything you can imagine for the North Carolina area.
Tax Forms for Individuals
Get North Carolina individual tax forms and instructions from 1992 to the present.
Index to information available from almost all federal agencies.
What is the difference between copyright, patents and trademarks?
How Do I Patent an Idea?
Search for U.S. patents, file patents, check the status of a patent or find a patent agent or attorney.
How Do I Copyright a Work?
Search existing copyrights, register a work or get your copyright questions answered.
Get census and consumer statistics for any location in the United States.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The online edition of the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, including cost of living, consumer expenditures, crime, security, labor, farming and banking.
Download federal tax forms and instruction from 1980 to the present.
Vital Records (National)
Lists addresses, costs, and other pertinent information for people looking for birth, death, marriage and divorce records by state.
Opensecrets / The Center for Responsive Politics
This is the place to get the facts on campaign finance at the national level. Finding out exactly who your representatives in Congress are is a snap on the site, as is determining the sources their funding. If you desire to "follow the money" this is where you will want to begin.
Project Vote Smart
This well-known site strives to find out as much accurate information on political candidates as possible. At this site, user can find out who their political candidates are, find out about their views and platforms, and even answer questions on issues to determine which candidate agrees with you on the issues. Also available are public statements made by the candidates and voter registration information.
Last Update: April 26, 2013