North Carolina Office of Archives & History Department of Cultural Resources
Historical Publications Section Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Mailing Address:
Historical Publications Section
4622 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4622
Phone: (919) 733-7442
Fax: (919) 733-1439
Last Updated 12/18/13

  1. What are your office hours?
    Business hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A parking lot is located directly behind our building. There are entrances on South McDowell and Salisbury Streets. Parking fees are as follows: first fifteen minutes-no charge; $1.00 per hour; $8.00 per day.

  2. Where is the Historical Publications Section located?
    The actual office is at 120 West Lane Street, Raleigh, NC. Our mailing address is 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-4622. Having two different addresses often creates confusion. All of our mail goes through a central office. You may, however, come to the office on West Lane Street to purchase books. We have all the titles offered on display.

  3. Do you accept credit cards?
    Yes. Please go to our online store and follow the directions.

  4. When can I expect my order?
    Please allow 7 to 10 working days from the time we receive your order for processing.

  5. Do you give out FREE publications about North Carolina?
    Historical Publications unfortunately does not have any free material, except a catalog of publications and bookmarks, for the public. For students completing projects on North Carolina or potential tourists, free information is available at the State Tourism Office, 4324 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-4324, Phone: (919) 733-4171.

  6. Can you photocopy an article from the North Carolina Historical Review for me?
    Historical Publications staff will copy a limited number of pages for a minimum charge of $6.00 for the first 20 pages and 25¢ for each additional page.

  7. How do I get a catalog of publications?
    We can send you a catalog by mail, or you can visit our online store.

  8. What are your sales policies for booksellers?
    Retail accounts receive a 50% nonreturnable trade discount on titles with a t after the price in our catalog or on after the title’s description our online store. Titles marked s after the price carry a 20% nonreturnable short discount. Terms: net 30 days.

  9. What are your sales policies for libraries?
    Libraries receive a 20 % discount on standing orders and a 10% discount on regular orders. Discounts are not cumulative. E-mail trudy.rayfield@ncdcr.gov for the library discount code to use when ordering from our online store.

  10. Do you accept standing orders from libraries?
    Yes. Requests to be placed on a standing order list must be made in writing and mailed to: Historical Publications Section, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622, or e-mailed to trudy.rayfield@ncdcr.gov.

  11. When is a publication going to be reprinted?
    There is no specific timetable for publications to be reprinted. Books are reprinted according to the allocation of funds we receive from the General Assembly of North Carolina, past sales, and whether a certain publication fills a gap that exists in a series of publications. On occasion the Historical Publications Section receives excess funds which enable us to reprint some older titles which may have been out of print for some time.

  12. How do I get an Archives catalog?
    Contact the State Archives by writing to Archives and Records Section, 4614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4614, or call (919) 807-7310.

  13. How do I get a copy of Tarheel Tracks?
    Contact in writing the State Library of North Carolina, Genealogy Section, 4647 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4647, or call (919) 807-7460.

  14. I am interested in tracing my family history. Where do I start?
    Contact a Genealogical Information Specialist at the State Library of North Carolina, Genealogy Section, 4647 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4647, or call (919) 807-7460.

  15. How do I locate old maps?
    The State Archives of North Carolina has many original and photostatic copies of maps of North Carolina. Contact the Archives at (919) 807-7310 for further assistance.


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