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Richard B. Harrison Community Library

  • 1313 New Bern Ave.
    Raleigh, NC 27610

Originally located on E. Hargett St. in the Delany Building, the library opened in 1935 with a collection of 890 books. Under the leadership of Mollie Huston Lee, the library’s founder and first African-American public librarian in Wake County, and with strong community support, the library grew, causing it to move again before settling into its current location. The Lee Collection of more than 8,000 volumes is a major draw for researchers interested in African-American history.


  • Monday Hours: 9am-9pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9am-9pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9am-9pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9am-9pm
  • Friday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday Hours: Closed
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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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