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. 

NC Zoo Passes Available at Watauga and Western Watauga Librarry * Limited number per month


Call the Watauga County Public Library at 828-264-8784 ext 3 about a pass or the Western Watauga Library at 828- 297-5515. Pick up your pass at the youth services desk at the library, and then call the NC Zoo to make a reservation for your entry date. A limited amount may be given our each month.
Library patrons can call to reserve their "times ticket entry." The number of guests at the Zoo is still limited and no walk-up entries are being accepted at this time, Reservations may be made up to three weeks in advance, but must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the desired entry time. Daily reservations are limited so please call as soon as possible to ensure your entry.
Reservations using a Corporate Library pass can only be made by calling the NC Zoo Society Membership office at 336 879 7250 during office hours: 9am to 4 pm daily , Monday - Sunday.
A valid email address is required to send confirmation of reservation.
Thank you Friends of the Watauga Library for making this possible.