To provide maximum visibility and accessibility to
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,
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