Due to rising infection rates, Appalachian Regional Library has resumed curbside and virtual-only services. We will provide updates as soon as we're able to safely re-open our buildings to the public.
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.
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?