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Resource Libraries

Duke University
Medical Center Library
S G Mudd Bldg
PO Box 3702 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710-3702
Phone: 919-660-1150
Fax: 919-660-1188

East Carolina University
Laupus Health Sciences Library
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27858-4354
Phone: 252-744-2212

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Health Sciences Library
335 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7585
Phone: 919-966-1855

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Carpenter Library
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1069
Phone: 336-713-7100

General Information

North Carolina is located in the southeast United States, with its state capital located in Raleigh. North Carolina has 100 counties and is bordered by Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Among the 50 states, North Carolina ranks 28th in size, covering 53,821 square miles. According to the 2000 Census, North Carolina ranks 11th in population size with 8,049,313 residents, and the state's population is projected to increase by 17.3 percent through 2010.

Several counties are projected to experience growth rates of 25 percent or more through 2010, including Brunswick, Cabarrus, Currituck, Dare, Franklin, Harnett, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Mecklenburg, Pender, Union and Wake counties. The three largest municipalities by population are Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro, totaling over 1.3 million residents.

Library Associations/ Consortia/ Local Groups

  • Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries - ANCHASL was organized to promote excellence in health and science information services. The organization fosters resource sharing, information exchange, education, and professional growth of its members. It provides a forum for cooperation, communication, and exchange of ideas. Membership is open to individuals from all levels of professional practice.
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association - An organization of health sciences librarians and other information professionals serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) - The NC AHEC program strives to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, healthcare agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina. This site provides links to regional NC AHECs: Mountain, Northwest, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wake, Southern Regional, SEAHEC, Eastern and Area L.
  • North Carolina Library Association - An affiliate of the American Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association promoting libraries, library and information services, librarianship, intellectual freedom and literacy.


  • North Carolina Public Libraries on the Web - Links to all of North Carolina's public libraries' home pages.
  • State Library of North Carolina - Works to increase knowledge and education, promote economic development, and support sound public decision making by serving as an information resource for government, business and the public.
  • AHEC Digital Library - The North Carolina AHEC Digital Library (ADL) is an online service of the North Carolina AHEC Program serving North Carolina healthcare professionals with a focus on clinical care and continuing education. Membership is required to access the databases. Membership information is available from your local AHEC Library or from the ADL Membership page.
  • NC Health Info - NC Health Info is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.
    NC Health Info is based at the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To locate libraries in the NNLM Network, please use the NNLM Members Directory.

Library Schools

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
216 Lenoir Drive
CB #3360
100 Manning Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Fax: (919) 962-8071
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department of Library and Information Studies
349 Curry Building, PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

East Carolina University
Department of Library Science
1000 E. 5th Street
103 Umstead Building
College of Education
Mail Stop 172
Greenville, NC 27858-4353 USA
Phone: 252-328-6621
Fax: 252-328-4368

North Carolina Central University
School of Library and Information Sciences
354 James E. Shepard Library
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham NC 27707
Fax: 919-530-6402