Support the Library

Exterior image of the Rowan County Public Library building

Your Rowan County Public Library exists and operates thanks to the contributions of people like you! Your volunteer work, donations, and other support help us to provide the best possible service to the citizens of Rowan County and to patrons from throughout the region. We always appreciate your assistance, so if you’d like to help us out, there are plenty of ways you can be a direct part of RCPL and everything we do.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding how you can support your Rowan County Public Library.


We accept donations of any kind of material we lend, from books to DVDs to video games. We’ll gladly take any item that’s in good condition (no fire or water damage, no mold, etc.) and give you a receipt for tax purposes, if you want one. You can bring donations straight to the front circulation desk, if they’re small, or call ahead for a big donation and we’ll help you unload at the rear drive-through. We also sometimes accept other types of donations for special or seasonal programs and projects, such as puzzles or art supplies. And of course, if you’d like to make a monetary donation, those are always a big help and are welcome year-round.

Friends of the Library

Consider becoming a member of our local Friends of the Library! The Friends of the Rowan County Public Library are an organization established to maintain community interest in the library, and to focus public attention on our services, facilities, and needs. Their mission is to build a partnership between RCPL and our service area, the better to advocate for quality library services for everyone in Rowan County.


If you’re interested in volunteering at the library, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to try and work with you! We welcome helping hands from our community who want to shelve materials or assist with setting up or tearing down for programs. There may also be other things you can do, like reading during children’s story time or serving food during the holidays. There’s always some way to contribute to your Rowan County Public Library. Check out our volunteering page for applications and more information!