All libraries in the Appalachian Regional Library system, except for the Western Watauga Branch Library, are currently open to the public. Masks are required to enter, and building capacities and length of visits will be reduced for the time being.
About Adult Services
The Reference & Adult Department at Watauga County Public Library is here for YOU!
Email, visit, or call the Reference Desk (828-264-8784, Extension 2) for help with research, finding books, ordering books from other places, computer access, computer help, and more.
You may contact the Adult Services Staff directly via our contact form.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Service for the 2021 Tax Season
Watauga County Public Library's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service will operate using a drop off/pick up model from February 12 - April 10 on Fridays from 1 pm - 3 pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. Click here for more detailed information.
Computers & Technology
Click below to visit our page about computer use, internet access, and computer & technology help (Book a Librarian!) available at the library!
The Watauga County Public Library participates in the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) program.
If an item you're looking for is not owned by the Appalachian Regional Library system or the wider North Carolina-wide "NC Cardinal" free borrowing system, we may be able to borrow the material from another library in the U.S., through the OCLC "WorldShare" Intelibrary Loan program. A small one-way postage fee is generally required for this service.
You must have a current library card with borrowing privileges.
InterLibrary Loan requests are generally not available for audio books or very new books (published within the last year). Except for books obtained from Appalachian State University, there is a nominal charge for return shipping (averages approximately $2). Oversized or heavy books may cost more to ship. It may also be difficult to obtain the following types of materials:
- Genealogical materials
- Materials not published in the U.S.
- Very old or rare books
- Very expensive books
- Audio-visual material (including DVDs)
- Reference materials
Please call and speak with any member of the Reference Staff at (828) 264-8784, Extension 2 to learn more about this service!
Help with Legal Questions
Have a legal question but can’t afford a lawyer?