How do I use the Library?
Get a Library card?
Library cards are available free of charge to Transylvania County residents and property owners. Library cards are issued in person only and a valid picture identification card and proof of current local mailing address is required. A parent or guardian must be present for a child under 12 to be issued a card.
You must present your library card each time you check out material and you are responsible for all items that are checked out on your card.
There is no charge for the first replacement of a lost or damaged library card. Each subsequent lost cards can be replaced for $2. To get your replacement card, bring a valid picture identification card with your current mailing address to the Library’s Circulation Desk.
Renew my items?
You may renew books, audio books and music CDs twice and DVDs once by calling (828) 884-3151, pressing 2, and speaking directly to a Circulation staff member. You may also renew online by logging in to your account. Enter your Library Card number (14 digit number on back of library card) as well as your PIN. Next, press Log In. Select “Account Activity” then click on the orange “Renew” button to renew a single item. If you wish to renew multiple items, place a check mark in the boxes of the items you wish to renew on the far right of the titles, then click on the Renew button at the bottom. If there is a problem renewing items (e.g. there is a waiting list for the item; the item is not renewable; or the item has already been renewed twice) a message will indicate this.
Loaned items can also be renewed in person at the library with your borrower’s card.
Check my account?
Get a PIN?
Place a hold?
To place a hold by phone, call 828-884-3151, press 2 and speak directly to a circulation staff member. Holds can also be placed from the online Library catalog. When using the catalog, click on the orange “Place Hold” button. If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to enter your Library Card Number (the 14 digit number on the back of your card). Once logged in, click on “Submit Hold.” You will be notified when your hold arrives and is ready to check out.
Replace my lost card?
How do I access resources?
Download an eBook or eAudio?
Use the public computers?
Use the Wifi?
Access Heritage Quest?
How do I request resources?
Suggest an item for purchase?
Request an historical photograph?
Photo requests can also be submitted by bringing or mailing the completed agreement to the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, NC 28712 Attention: Marcy Thompson. You must also supply a flash drive, CD or other digital storage device. Photocopies of photographs may also be made for $0.15 per page, although images will not be photographic quality. For details, email Marcy Thompson or call 828-884-3151 x1820.
Request an item through ILL?
Request an obituary?
Obituaries from the Transylvania Times, Brevard News and Sylvan Valley News may be requested by completing the form, located HERE. A scanned copy of the obituary will be returned via email. For requests via US mail, send requests to Marcy Thompson, Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library, 212 South Gaston Street, Brevard, NC 28712. There is a charge of 15¢ per page, plus postage, for copies of obituaries.
For information on obituaries or death notices prior to 1983, call 828-884-3151 ext 1820 for staff assistance or email Marcy Thompson.
Schedule a meeting room?
Schedule a School Group Tour?
We want to let you know a little about what you can expect during your visit, so that you can prepare your students accordingly. Click HERE for a brief description of a typical tour experience for various grade levels. If you want a specific focus for your tour, or something additional you would like included, please let us know at the time of scheduling.
Request use of a bookset?
How do I support the Library?
Make a donation?
The Transylvania County Library Foundation is the 501©3 organization which accepts and manages gifts and bequests to benefit the Transylvania County Library. The TCLF welcomes gifts in the form of one time donations and can also help with planned giving. Donation form is here. (Adobe Reader required)
Apply to be a volunteer?
Library volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and be free of criminal convictions pertaining to juveniles. Applicants should submit a completed application form at the Library. Click on the link below for the application form that includes more information on the process and a description of current volunteer tasks. (Adobe Reader required) Volunteer Application and Information
If you have any questions about volunteering, please email Volunteer Coordinator Kelly McBride or call 884-3151, x 2 for more information.
Join the Friends of the Library?
The Friends of the Transylvania County Library provide financial and hands-on support to the Library, primarily by underwriting programs for children, teens and adults. A $15 contribution entitles you to one year’s membership. To be a Friend, join via our online form or bring your completed application and your check to the circulation desk.
The Library gratefully accepts donations of books, audio books and DVDs in good condition. The Library is also glad to accept donations of photographs, maps, family histories and other material related to the history of Transylvania County. We cannot accept donations of Readers Digest Condensed books, textbooks, magazines, or out-dated encyclopedias. Material that is moldy or in poor condition should be discarded. Donated items that are not added to the Library collections are given to the Friends of the Transylvania County Library. Proceeds from the Friends’ book sales support our library programs and services.