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Chapel Hill Public Library

A department of the Town of Chapel Hill

Reference and Information Services

Staff at the upper and lower level service desks provide reference, readers’ advisory and public computer help during the hours the Library is open. We can also help you with your questions about the library’s digital resources - eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio Books, and streaming music and video. Contact us in person, by phone, email, or live chat via NCKnows. Stop by or reach us at (919) 968-2780 or email

Youth services staff are available to assist children, teens and caregivers. We welcome you to visit the Youth Services Desk, call (919) 968-2778 or email

NC Live is available with your library card at the library or remotely, from your home or office. NCLive has a multitude of online resources to help answer questions about a wide variety of subjects, from business and car repair, to career help or reading suggestions, in addition to thousands of articles from a hundreds of magazines and newspapers.

The reference book collection contains an array of titles, from multi-volume general encyclopedias to specialized dictionaries and directories. It is located near the Service Desk on the upper floor.

We have compiled a list of Reference Websites that are useful to the public.

Last updated: 14 December 2014