All library locations and services will be closed Monday, 5/27, for Memorial Day.
Automated phone renewals are now available by calling 919-680-2524 and logging in with your library card number and PIN.

Request materials from the North Carolina Collection

To request materials or for help with a research question, please stop by our reading room during our open hours, or contact us at or at 919-560-0171.

Request instructions

  • Copies and scans from the image and manuscript collections: complete the Request for High Resolution Reproductions form. Email a signed copy to, or mail it to us at:
    North Carolina Collection
    300 N. Roxboro Street
    Durham, NC 27701
  • Copies and scans of microfilmed items, books, and other printed materials: Contact us with your request. For an article from local newspapers, provide an exact date for the event (death, wedding, baseball game, etc.). If you don’t know the date, we can search for events for you for the years 1913-1922 (online-public domain), 1970-1989 (printed indexes), and 1995-present (online). Be sure to note whether you prefer copies or emailed JPG or PDF copies. Requests are subject to staff approval and depend on the scope of the request and available staff time.