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Olivia Raney Local History Library

  • 4016 Carya Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27610

The original Olivia Raney Library opened in 1901 across from the old Capitol, moved to Fayetteville Street Mall in 1965 and closed in 1985. Today, the library’s research collection focuses on historical and genealogical materials related to Wake County and N.C., with an extensive Civil War collection and databases that provide additional resources. Free admission. Hours: Mon.-Fri.,10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-2pm.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Monday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Friday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10am-2pm
  • Sunday Hours: Closed
Olivia Raney Local History Library Meeting Facility
  • Largest Room: 75
Open Social Area

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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