Friday, October 8, 2021

State Archives of North Carolina Search Room Operations to Expand Hours

Raleigh, N.C.
Oct 8, 2021

Due to more personnel working onsite, the State Archives public research space in Raleigh is expanding its hours of operations.

  • Starting Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, Search Room hours will be Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday).
  • Starting Nov. 8, 2021, Search Room hours will be Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday). Also note the Search Room will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day.
  • If your research requires time outside our public hours or if you prefer to conduct research remotely, please contact us at or 919-814-6840.
  • Visitors are no longer required to make an appointment, but visitors may contact us if they need records pulled in advance. Please email your request to
  • The front entrance will remain locked, but a Capital Police Guard should be available to open the door. If security is not available, please call us (919-814-6840) and we can send someone to let you inside.
  • In accordance to Executive Order (EO) 224, staff are required to wear a face mask while working in public spaces. Visitors are also required to wear a face mask inside the building.
  • Plexiglass barriers and hand sanitizers will remain in public spaces.
  • Researchers are encouraged to bring their own pencils, laptop or other electronic device, and camera/phone for making copies of documents. Pens are not allowed in the search room.
  • Please see the State Archives website for additional details and to prepare for your visit.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we ask that you postpone your visit.

Keep up to date with our plans by visiting our website at or following us on social media. We look forward to seeing you soon!