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Information about how your library works to serve you.

F.D. Bluford Library is named in honor of Dr. Ferdinand Douglass Bluford, the third president of the university. The original building, completed in 1955, is now the Edward B. Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center. A new library was dedicated and named for Bluford on September 10, 1991.

Organization at a Glance


Bluford Library supports and advances teaching, learning and research at N.C. A&T through user-focused services, technologies, and physical and virtual learning spaces. We ensure individuals have access to globally trusted information resources that equip them with the knowledge to provide solutions to society’s challenges.


Bluford Library will be recognized as an essential leader and partner in the university’s pursuit of transformative learning and teaching, interdisciplinary research, innovative solutions to global challenges and civic outreach. As the intellectual hub of the university, we will leverage emerging opportunities to provide access to technologies, research tools, resources and learning environments that enrich the scholarship and creative activity of students, faculty and staff.

Select Library Statistics for 2018-19

Books (volumes) 549,158
Databases 234
Electronic Books 644,056
Electronic Journals 83,362
Electronic Media 147,271
Journals/Serials 16,068

Strategic Plan

The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan for Bluford Library (PDF) establishes our goals, guides our decisions and shapes our budgeting and resource allocation.

Service Quality Survey Results

2019 LibQUAL+ Results (PDF)

Collaborations and Cooperative Agreements

The Library participates in resource-sharing programs that benefit the N.C. A&T academic community. Consortial memberships include:

Library Guidelines & Policies

Bluford Library News

Library news and updates regarding our services and resources.

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Employee Directory

The listing of all library employees at Bluford Library.

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Hours & Location

Hours of operation and location of Bluford Library.

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Librarian Directory by Subject

Librarians serve as liaisons to the various colleges and departments on campus and are available for research consultations, research instruction, and resource recommendations. Here is their contact information.

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November 29 through December 10, 2021
Sunday Closed
Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday Closed