Covid-19 and Library Services

To support community health, the Transylvania County Library is currently closed to the public and will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Curbside Service

Curbside Service is currently available from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday. To use the curbside service:

    • Place items on hold through the online catalog or by calling the library reference department at 884-3151 x4.
    • Once your item(s) are available, you will be notified.
    • Once notified, come to the library, park in a designated parking spot, and call 884-3151 x2.
    • Library staff will ask you for your library card number when you call, so be sure to bring it with you.
    • Only items placed on hold will be available for curbside pickup.
    • Please do not use the curbside library if you are feeling sick in any way.

Borrowed Materials

Effective May 21, checkout periods are 1 week for DVDs, 2 weeks for new books, and three weeks for everything else. Also effective May 21, borrowed materials will automatically renew up to three times, unless someone else has requested the item. Learn more.

Outdoor book returns are open. We are quarantining returned materials for 72+ hours before being checking them in, and during that time your online account will still say that you have them. Don’t worry; this won’t result in any fines or consequences. While the library is closed, no overdue fines will be charged.

Additional Services

Although the library is closed to patrons at this time, library staff will be available by phone to answer your questions 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday.

The library’s wifi can be used from vehicles and public spaces near the building. It is available from 7am to 11pm, even when the library is closed.

While you are home, please enjoy our digital library:

    • Explore thousands of eBooks or audiobooks from the NC Digital Library or Hoopla directly from your mobile device, tablet or computer.
        • We’ve doubled the Hoopla checkout limit for March and April!
    • Borrow kids ebooks and audiobooks from the NC Kids Digital Library or experience animated, talking picture books from Tumblebooks.
    • Read magazines using Flipster or the NC Digital Library.
    • Get one-on-one homework help online with Tutor.com
    • Stream movies and television from ACORNtv or Indieflix, or expand your mind with The Great Courses, all available via RB Digital.
        • The RB Digital checkout limit has been temporarily increased to 3 a week!
    • Learn a new language with Mango Languages.
    • Pick up a new skill with Universal Class, or one of our other online resources.

Most of these resources require a library card and PIN/password to access. If you do not know your PIN, grab your library card and call us.