How do I use the Library?
Get a Library card?
Library cards are available free of charge for Transylvania County residents and property owners. They are also available free of charge to anyone who works or goes to school in Transylvania County. If you do not qualify for a free card, you may purchase a non-resident card for an annual fee.
To get your library card, visit the Transylvania County Library in-person and bring:
- A valid official photo identification (driver’s license, school identification card, passport, etc.)
- Two forms of address verification, if not included on the photo identification (bank statement, utility bill, tax notice, etc)
- Proof of eligibility, if you are a non-resident who works, attends school, or owns property in the county
- A parent or guardian, if you are under the age of 12
If you are in a transitional period (for example, if you just moved here) and you do not have a current ID or proof of address, bring what you do have and we will help you explore your options.
The replacement fee for a lost card is $2.
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 then click SUBMIT button. Click on the “Items Checked Out” tab. Put a check mark in the boxes of the items you wish to renew on the far left of the titles, then click on the GO button near the top. If there is a problem renewing items (e.g. there is a hold list for the item; the item is not renewable; or the item has already been renewed three times) 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?
The default PIN/PASSWORD for Library cards is the last 4 digits of your Library Card. You can change this by logging into your library account online. Choose ACCOUNT PREFERENCES, then PERSONAL INFORMATION, At PASSWORD (not shown) click on CHANGE on the right. Enter your current PIN/PASSWORD, then what you would like the new one to be. Save that information.
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 “Place Hold” to the rig. 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) and your PIN/PASSWORD. 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?
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.