About Bluford Library


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


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 2020-2021 (FY) : July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Annual statistics about library items.
Holdings  Number of Items
Books (volumes)  543,662
Databases 390
Electronic Books 862,891
Electronic Journals 112,066
Electronic Media 148,056
Journals/Serials 15,797

Data from 2021 ACRL and IPEDS Statistics - Reported in March 2022 and April 2022, respectively.

Strategic Plan

2018-2023 [PDF]

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: