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Sandhill Regional Library System

Mission Statement

To provide maximum visibility and accessibility to resources
for a rural area
through cooperative efforts.

In August 1962, the Montgomery County Library, Moore County Library, and Rockingham-Richmond County Library entered into a contract to provide extended and improved service within the area served by these libraries. Under this contract, these three libraries became members of a regional library system known as the Sandhill Regional Library System (or SRLS), organized within the framework of the North Carolina General Statutes, Article VIII, Section 190-75.

In July 1968, the Anson County Library (later named the "Hampton B. Allen Library) joined the regional system. Hoke County joined in 1975.

In 1978, the Richmond County Public Library System was organized, with branch libraries in Ellerbe and Hamlet joining the county library in Rockingham. The Richmond County Public Library System Board of Trustees chose to affiliate the system with SRLS.

The Moore County Library in Carthage evolved into a county system as well. Aberdeen joined in 1984, Pinebluff in 1985, and Robbins in 1994. These branches thereby became affiliates of the SRLS.

Today, the SRLS manages county library systems in five south-central North Carolina counties, providing library services through the county libraries, their branch libraries, and through bookmobile services.

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