Resources for Researchers
Research guides and indexes to help you on your search
- History of a House
- Resources for Researching African American History
- Index of Asheville Architects and their Buildings
- Index of Asheville Historical Buildings
- Index of Asheville Photographers
- Resources on Confederate Monuments
- Asheville City Directories
NCLive Digital Resources
Buncombe County Public Libraries provides card-holders a number of digital resources available through NCLive, North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative. Some resources are especially useful to those researching the history and culture of WNC, including:
Buncombe County Special Collections offers access to the full versions of 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.
Hitting a roadblock in your research? There’s always more to discover! Our archive is one of many institutions that collects 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.
Not sure where to begin? Ask an archivist!
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