Ashe Alert

Ashe County Public Library will close at 4 pm on Monday, April 12 to allow for repair of electrical components. We apologize for any inconvenience.
As always, our digital collections are available 24/7 at


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. 

Movies & Magazines

Did you know your library is better than Netflix? Library card holders can check out up to seven DVDs for seven days, and it's free! Visit the ARL Movie Guide to browse our regional collection. If it's celebrity gossip, decorating advice, recipes, or music news you're seeking, be sure to visit the periodicals section where you can flip through the latest issues and check out past issues.

Coffee at the Library

Now you can read and relax in the library with a fresh cup of coffee! The Ashe Friends of the Library sell coffee, hot tea, cider, and hot chocolate for $1.25 per cup, and the proceeds help to support library programming.


StoryWalks take the joy of reading outdoors! Experience a story as you take a stroll or explore a park. Each story board also contains literacy tips for caregivers. See a story walk in action at Ashe County Park.

Ashe Seed Library

This partnership between Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA), Ashe County Cooperative Extension, and Ashe County Public Library seeks to make free seed available to Ashe County residents for the purposes of promoting food security, building community resilience, and creating a culture of sharing. To learn more about this project, visit the upper level of the library or check out our Seed Library Website.

Book an Outreach Librarian!

If your organization would like the library to deliver a program or attend an event, let us know! We love to partner with people in our community and be a part of the awesome stuff going on in our corner of the state. Call 336.846.2041 or e-mail us directly via our contact form to make a connection.