Where Research is a Delight!
Buncombe County Public Libraries
Lower Level – Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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When visiting the North Carolina Room, please sign in at the North Carolina Desk. We hold a Buncombe County Library card or valid ID while you are using the room. Lockers are available for your personal items.
Materials in the North Carolina Collection must be used in the library, although some of the books in the Collection have duplicate copies in the circulating collection.
Fragile items, or information protected by restrictions, may not be available for use or for duplication. Materials must not be subjected to any risk of damage during their use, such as food, drink, ink, rough handling, etc.
Since many of the materials are not cataloged, it is important to contact the library first to determine if the desired information is available. It may take some time for Library staff to locate certain items or information.
For people outside Buncombe County who are unable to visit the library, we provide basic research assistance for a charge of $5.00 per search. We also provide high-resolution scans of our photographs and postcards at $5.00 per scan.
The North Carolina Room’s mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the history of Buncombe County and the surrounding area. We are proud of our historical resources and are committed to preserving them for the future and making them easily accessible to the public.