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Local History Room

Special Collections and Archives of NHCPL

For a short time, the New Hanover County Public Library has been given access to the electronic version of the Wilmington Star News from 1949 to 1994 and the Wilmington News from 1949-1975.  You will still need to log in with your library card number.  The Morning Star and Wilmington News Historical Archive can be accessed through the NC Room's E-Resources tab and then through the Newspapers link.

The Preserve Perspective Project: 

 The mission of the North Carolina Room is to focus on the heritage and history of the people, places, culture, and natural environment of the Cape Fear region, the City of Wilmington, and the state of North Carolina. The NC Room invites residents to submit art, music, recipes, stories, oral history, and other local works to this collection so your perspective can be preserved. Archives and special collections are kept to leave a legacy for those after us to build on what has been done before. The North Carolina Room is inviting you to be a part of that legacy.

Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone 910-798-6300

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone 910-798-6370

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone 910-798-6390

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Phone 910-798-6380

Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9 am - 8 pm
Wednesday-Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday-Saturday 9am - 5 pm
Sunday 1-5 (NC Room Closed)