List of Carnegie libraries in North Carolina
The following list of Carnegie libraries in North Carolina provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in North Carolina, where 10 public libraries were built from 9 grants (totaling $165,696) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 6 institutions (totaling $127,868).
Building still operating as a library
Building standing, but now serving another purpose
Building no longer standing
National Register of Historic Places Building listed on the
historic district on the National Register of Historic Places Building contributes to a
|1||Andrews||Andrews||Apr 13, 1914||$5,000|
|2||Charlotte||Charlotte||Mar 12, 1901||$40,000|
|3||Durham||Durham||Sep 14, 1917||$32,000||311 E. Main St.||Closed in 1980. Building was renovated in 1984 and now houses offices.|
|4||Greensboro Main||Greensboro||Apr 26, 1902||$40,446|
|5||Greensboro Carnegie Branch||Greensboro||Apr 26, 1902||—||900 E. Washington St.||Carnegie Negro Library, built 1924, now part of Bennett College campus|
|6||Hendersonville||Hendersonville||May 2, 1911||$10,000||4th Ave. and King St.||Closed in 1970, now houses the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development.|
|7||Hickory||Hickory||May 3, 1917||$13,250||415 1st Ave. NW||Closed in 1952|
|8||Murphy||Murphy||May 15, 1916||$7,500||87 Peachtree St.||Now a museum|
|9||Rutherford College||Rutherford College||Feb 21, 1907||$2,500|
|10||Winston-Salem||Winston-Salem||Feb 12, 1903||$15,000||211 W. 3rd St.||Closed 1954, now a church|
|1||Biddle University||Charlotte||Dec 23, 1905||$12,500||100 Beatties Ford Rd.||Closed in 1969, now houses student services|
|2||Davidson College||Davidson||Apr 18, 1905||$20,000||101 Dormitory Dr.||Built 1910, closed in 1941, now college guesthouse|
|3||Guilford College||Greensboro||Apr 30, 1908||$9,000||5800 W. Friendly Ave.||Built in 1910|
|4||Livingstone College||Salisbury||Mar 15, 1905||$12,500||701 W. Monroe St.||Built in 1908|
|5||State Normal and Industrial College
(now UNC Greensboro)
|Greensboro||Feb 4, 1904||$18,868||401 College Ave.||Closed c.1950, now the Forney Building, houses IT services|
|6||University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill||Mar 21, 1905||$55,000||Closed in 1929, now called Hill Hall, music department facilities|
- At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
- Grants for multiple libraries (Greensboro) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
- Miller, pp. 38–40
- Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
- Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
- Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
- Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.
Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.