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Welcome to your Rowan County Public Library!

Last updated on January 10, 2021
Library Update:
The Library will be OPEN and available for visits by APPOINTMENT ONLY-call the Library to schedule a 1-hour visit (606) 784-7137

Library Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Drive-thru services are available – the building is closed – Library visits are available by appointment only)
YOUR RCPL is committed to providing materials to the community conveniently and most of all safely. We are currently open, Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and offering contactless drive-thru services and inside Library access by appointment only.

  • The Rowan County Public Library is now taking appointments for patrons to come inside for a 1-hour session and we will continue our drive-through services for checking out materials, copies, and faxes. Access to computers, genealogy, and notaries will be available by appointment only. Reserve/request or place items on hold over the phone with a staff member or by going online and logging into your account. Our drive-thru window will remain open and available for patrons to pick-up items. Patrons may reserve holds online or by calling the Library (606) 784-7137.
  • COMPUTER ACCESS IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE – Patrons using the computers are limited to 1-hour sessions – CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
  • Calling ahead is required
  • Staff cannot stand or sit with patrons to help with computer assistance
  • Multiple patrons cannot sit at a single computer (an exception will be made for patrons who need assistance)
  • Faxes and copies will be available through the drive-thru window
  • There may be up to 2 patrons/family groups at a time inside the Library to browse our collection. These patrons will be encouraged to select materials quickly and then make room for others – 1-hour sessions.
    • Parents must remain with their children if the child is under 12
  • There should be no standing and visiting inside the library.
  • Notaries and the Genealogy Room will be available by APPOINTMENT ONLY

Additional actions may occur as more information is released.

  • The library will not be accepting cash or checks at this time, all payments must be made using credit cards.
  • The Genealogy Room will be available Monday – Friday by appointment only. (24 hours notice required)
  • All materials must be returned in the drive-thru book drop located at the side of the building – materials returned will be quarantined for 96 hours.
  • Bookmobile patrons may request the delivery of materials.

Browse our catalog to place holds on items for pick up at our drive-thru window. Login to your Rowan County Public Library account or use our online payment system to pay for lost items. If you need to contact us you can email, call, or message us on Facebook and we will respond as soon as we can.

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