North Carolina state government agencies publish hundreds of documents/publications every year. There are many different types of state documents, but some of the most common are reports, maps, codes, laws, pamphlets, and newsletters. The North Carolina State Government Publications Collection is a hybrid collection of print and digital documents.

This collection encompasses all of the following collections: State Publications, Court Reports, Office of Archives and History Research Reports, Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Daily Bulletin, and Biographies and Histories of the NC Supreme Court.

Digital State Publications

All new publications are born digital. If you have born digital NC state publications you would like to see added to our collection, contact us at[AT] In addition, some print state publications are digitized and added to the digital collection. If you would like to suggest a title for digitization, please email[AT]

Print Publications

Not every state publication at the GHL is available digitally, and some publications are available both in print and digital format. To find print publications, please search the library catalog.

NC State Publication Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse team identifies, collects, describes, and preserves state publications.

Grant Projects


  • Access to State Government Information Initiative (ASGII) - An LSTA grant project that provided funds for the digitization of selected state agency publications and resources for the preservation of born digital state publications.
  • Ensuring Democracy through Digital Access - This LSTA grant-funded digitization grant project was a collaborative effort between East Carolina University, the State Library of North Carolina, and the Carolina Digital Library and Archive at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This project digitized more than 480,000 pages of historic state publications and related materials offering researchers a historical view of the development of the state in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • #EverythingNC - This LSTA grant-funded project provides funds for the digitization of selected state agency publications and for preservation of born digital state publications.

Participating Institutions