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
Our librarians are happy to help you find the perfect book, begin researching a paper, find information online, help you download eBooks from the library, or answer just about any question you might have!
We are happy to accommodate your tutor, test taking, or studying needs. We have tables available in public areas as well as a conference room, tutor room, and computer lab.
Proctoring services are available. Please contact the reference desk to set up a proctor. There is a fee of $10 per exam.
Local History and Genealogy Room
Our local history and genealogy collection is the perfect place to begin or finish your family tree. For more information about researching family history, explore your genealogical resources here.
Computer Lab and Communications
We have 18 public computers available. Earbuds may be purchased for $1.50 or you are welcome to use your own.
Our Virtual Business Station provides self service scanning direct to email and faxing. We are also happy to receive faxes through our library's fax line. Faxes may be sent or received for $1.50 per page.
Book Requests From Other Libraries
Do you want a book that the library doesn't own or isn't available in NC Cardinal? Let us know! Call the reference desk at (336) 838-2818 x232. We may be able to borrow the book from another library system or purchase it for our own collection.
Books and Beans
Our Books and Beans coffee station offers a variety of hot and cold beverages, snacks, and a microwave. Hot drinks may be purchased for $1.25 ($1.00 if you have your own cup with a lid) and cold beverages are available for $1.00. Prices for snacks vary.
We offer Notary Services during most working days; please call ahead to ensure a notary is on site. There is a $5 fee for this service.
Tours of the library are available. Call us at (336) 838-2818 x242, tell us about your group or class and set up a date and time to find out about all the library has to offer!