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Richard B. Harrison Community Library

  • Address: 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Area: East Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.856.5720

About

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 Black 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.

  • About

    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 Black 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.

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    General Amenities
    • Restaurant On-Site:
    • 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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