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Resources for Researchers 

Buncombe County Public Libraries provides card-holders a number of digital resources available through NCLive. Some resources are especially useful to those researching the history and culture of WNC, including:


Buncombe County Special Collections offers access to the following digital resources on-site only:

Using your Buncombe County library card, you can also access Ancestry Library Edition from our reading room, at any branch library, or even from home. Visit Buncombe County Public Libraries' Virtual Library page, click the Ancestry icon, then log in with your library card. 

Research Guides and Indexes to help you on your search



Hitting a roadblock in your research? There’s always more to discover! Our archive is one of many who collect material related to Asheville and Buncombe County. Other local, regional, and national institutions have extensive collections that will prove useful to researchers of Western North Carolina.


Western Regional Archives


Not sure where to begin? Ask an Archivist!

Please email us at packnc@buncombecounty.org