Reference and Information Services

Alamance County Public Libraries offer a variety of Reference and Information resources  to assist you with all of your information needs.

Materials not owned by any of the libraries of the Alamance  County Public Libraries may be borrowed via InterLibrary Loan Service.   See our InterLibrary Loan guidelines for more information.

Local History and Genealogy Departments

The May Memorial Library maintains a  Local History Collection which is accessible during regular library hours. Included in this collection are works on the history and genealogy of Alamance County and its contiguous counties — Caswell, Chatham, Orange, and Guilford.

In addition, the branch libraries have small collections of historical and genealogical materials that are related to their geographical location.  Please call each branch for more specific information about their holdings.

Business Resources

Business and manufacturing guides and directories suited to the needs of jobseekers, investors, entrepreneurs, small businesspeople, students, and other interested parties are available for use in each of the libraries, though the  most extensive collection of materials is found at the May Memorial Library.  Please call each branch for more specific information about materials in the Business Collection.

Homework Help

Resources for Children & Teens


Ancestry Library Edition (available in the library only)

Featured Resources

NewspaperArchive (available in the library only)

Digital NC