Library Collections

Browsing Collection

The Browsing Collection features recent releases and new additions to the library collection. It is located in the library atrium.

Current Periodicals

The majority of ZSR’s periodicals are online. Current print periodicals are located on the 4th floor, with scholarly journals and newspapers in the Reynolds wing and popular magazines in the Wilson wing.

Film Collection

The Film Collection consists of over 48,000 videos in streaming and DVD formats. Search for a film or browse our new arrivals.

Interested in seeing a film but we don’t have it? You can recommend a film be purchased for our collection.

Government Documents

Many documents produced by the United States government and by the state of North Carolina are available online. The print Government Documents Collection is located on the 4th floor in the Reynolds wing. ZSR has been a selective depository for U.S. documents since 1902 and has been a full microfiche depository of N.C. documents since 1988.


The Microtext Collection includes current newspapers and periodicals, historic newspapers, N.C. documents, and a number of research collections. These collections come in a variety of formats including microfilm, microfiche, and microprint. We have reader/printers that can be used with a copy card to make copies.

Special Collections & Archives

For primary source material, rare books and manuscripts, church records, university archives, and more, see Special Collections. Interested in digitized materials? Browse our Digital Collections.