Buncombe County Libraries


For more than 125 years the public library has been an integral part of community life. They offer the traditional public library menu of services, including lending books, tapes, videos and other materials, providing reference and reader's advisory services, and programming for both children and adults.

The Asheville-Buncombe Library System consists of 11 branch libraries conveniently located throughout Buncombe County, and their central branch, Pack Memorial Library, in downtown Asheville. They also have a law library located in the County courthouse, which serves the needs of both the public and the legal community.

At this time there is a library within 5 miles of almost every Buncombe County resident.

You can also reach them by email at library@buncombecounty.org

Libraries of Asheville North Carolina in Buncombe County
  • Library cards are issued for free and are valid for three years.
     
  • Cards are available at any library to Buncombe County Residents and Property Owners. Non-Residents must pay a $20 per year fee.
     
  • Valid identification is required.
     
  • A parent or guardian's signature and identification are required for children 12 and under.
     
  • Cards are valid at any branch.
     
  • Cards must be presented to borrow, renew or request materials.
     
  • Patrons must be at least 18 years old to borrow videocassettes.
     
  • All library materials charged on your card are your responsibility.
     
  • Please notify the Library if you lose your card or move.
     
  • A Replacement Charge for lost cards is $3.00.

Pack Memorial Library


Pack Memorial Library - Downtown Asheville North Carolina

67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 250-4700

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (thru June 1st)
Mother Goose Time Tuesdays at 10:00 am (for walkers) & 11:00 am (for non-walkers)(4 months to 18 months)
School Age Storytimes Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Storytime Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Time Thursdays at 10:30 am

Other Useful Numbers
Book Renewal Line 251-4998
TDD for hearing impaired 250-4718
Library Administration 250-4711

BC Law Library


BC Law Library - Downtown Asheville North Carolina

60 Court Plaza, 10th floor
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 250-4734

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Email: marie.penta@buncombecounty.org

North Asheville Library


North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 250-4752

Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays at 11 am
Toddler Time Thursdays at 10 am
Family Fun Storytime Saturdays at 10 am (all ages)

Weaverville Library


Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 250-6482

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Tuesdays at 11:15 am
Toddler Time Thursdays at 10:30 am

South Buncombe - Skyland Library


South Buncombe - Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 250-6488

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 am
Toddler Time Wednesdays at 10:30 am

South Asheville - Oakley Library


South Asheville - Oakley Library

749 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 250-4754

Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Wednesdays at 10:00 am and Thursdays at 10:30 am

East Asheville Library


East Asheville Library

902 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 250-4738

Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am
Mother Goose Time Thursdays at 10:30 am

Fairview Library


Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road
Fairview, NC 28730
(828) 250-6484

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
School Age Storytime Thursdays at 3:00 pm
Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 am
Mother Goose Time Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Toddler Time Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Swannanoa Library


Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street
Swannanoa, NC 28778
(828) 250-6486

Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Storytime Thursdays at 11:00 am

Black Mountain Library


Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 250-4756

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Wednesdays at 10:15 am
Toddler Time Thursdays at 10:30 am

Leicester Library


Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road
Leicester, NC 28748
(828) 250-6480

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Wednesdays at 10:30 am

West Asheville Library


West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 250-4750

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Thursdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Time Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Spanish/English Storytimes Spanish Storytimes available on request
Cuentos para niños en español e inglés Cuentos bilingues se presentan a solicitud al llamar 251-4990

Enka - Candler Library


Enka - Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 250-4758

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Storytime Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Toddler Time Thursdays at 10:30 am

D. Hiden Ramsey Library - UNCA's Library


D. Hiden Ramsey Library - UNCA Library

One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 251-6336

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - Midnight
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - Midnight

* Times reflect the normal semester hours of operation, check the D. Hiden Ramsey Library website for the current hours of operation.
** $18 Friends of the Library Card must be purchased, good for 1yr. Fee is waived for UNCA Alumni.

Holly Library (Holly Learning Resources Center) - AB-Tech's Library


Holly Library (Holly Learning Resources Center) - AB-Tech Library

340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-1921, ext.301

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 12 noon - 4:00pm
Sunday Closed

* Times reflect the normal semester hours of operation, check the Holly Library website for the current hours of operation.


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