State Records Center - Access and Location
The State Records Center (SRC) is located at 215 North Blount Street (across from the Governor's Mansion) in the state government complex in downtown Raleigh. In addition to containing offices for the Government Records Branch, it was designed and equipped specifically for the storage of inactive governmental records. The branch also maintains other off-site records storage facilities.
In accordance with the NC Administrative Code, entry and access to the SRC building is limited to persons on official business. All visitors are required to provide identification (i.e., state government photo ID or driver's license) for inclusion in the SRC's Patron Registration database and must wear a "visitor" badge when in the building. Access by persons not on official business may be denied. Visitors must be escorted by branch staff when in the records storage areas or other areas beyond the administrative offices.
Depending on the creating agency's program Records Schedule, records are transferred to the SRC for storage in either paper, microfilm/microfiche, or occasionally as some form of magnetic media. The SRC provides records storage and reference services to state agencies, boards, and commissions. In certain cases, records are stored for counties, municipalities, and state-supported colleges and universities. Records transferred for storage in the SRC remain in the legal, official custody of the creating agency. Access to stored records is restricted to the creating agency's staff. Persons other than an agency's staff must contact the appropriate agency and receive written permission prior to using records in the SRC. The SRC will not accept for storage any unscheduled or unidentified records. Likewise, if the agency's program Records Schedule does not instruct the agency to transfer the records in question, the SRC will not accept the records, and no records covered by the General Schedule will be accepted for transfer and storage.
Maps and Parking
The SRC is located on the corner of Blount and Lane streets, directly behind the State Archives/State Library Building. The front door for the SRC faces the front door of the Governor's Mansion; the SRC's loading dock is on the side of the building facing Lane Street.