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. 

Computer Lab

The Watauga County Public Library has a computer lab available to the public, from library opening until 15 minutes before closing time (Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. and Friday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.).

  • Windows PCs
  • Microsoft Office
  • Free Internet access on library computers
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Printing is available: 10 cents per page for black-and-white, 50 cents per page for color prints.
  • Photocopies, 10 cents each
  • Fax service (outgoing) is available, $1.50 per page, with one free cover sheet included.
  • Scanning

Book a Librarian

Do you need help learning about computers or a Microsoft Office program? Perhaps you have a digital device (eReader, tablet, laptop, or smart phone) and need help getting started with it?  Don’t worry - we all do!

The Library's Adult Services Staff are available BY APPOINTMENT to assist with learning new technology devices. Call (828) 264-8784 ext. 2, to make an appointment for one-on-one help, or e-mail us directly through our contact form [to Adult Services] and we'll learn together!