New Hanover County
The New Hanover County Public Library, Main Branch, is located at
201 Chestnut Street, corner of Third
There is one hour of free
parking for Library patrons in the County parking
structure, right side, ground floor parking. The garage is adjacent to the Library; enter off Second Street.
For those doing research in the North Carolina Room, extended parking is free
for those entering the longer term parking to the left (North side)
of the County garage.
Your parking ticket can be validated in the North Carolina Room.
The Library Catalog and further information is
available on the Library website.
The North Carolina Room - Local History
The North Carolina Room on
the second floor of Main Library
has an extensive collection
records for New Hanover County
and adjacent counties,
including Federal and State
and indexes, Cemetery records,
land ownership records,
City Directories (1860-2001) and architectural records.
North Carolina Room website|
Wilmington Harbor Collection - Maps & photos
About the Local History Collection
Facts & Firsts: timelines, history summaries
Digital Collections: NHCPL archived photo and map collections
Strength Through Struggle: Bill Reaves book
eResources: Access via NHCPL
to internet digital collections
Tour of the North Carolina Room
North Carolina Room Policies and Procedures
North Carolina Room Newspapers on Microfilm
Newspaper clippings, 1865 -1999