Appalachian Regional Library, with public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties is open to the public. Each location continues to offer curbside service.
Effective August 19, 2021
In alignment with Watauga County's State of Emergency, masks are required in the building.
Drinking and eating only in designated area.
Limited seating is available.
Study rooms are available on a first come first served basis; please wear a mask inside the room.
Our Meeting Room is available with restrictions for 1 group per day. A reservation must be made no more than 60 days in advance. Email email@example.com or use ext. 2 for Adult Services. Masks are required in the meeting room.
Free disposable masks available upon request.
Chromebook and Hotspot Checkout
We have seven chromebooks available for checkout. Please provide your library card Instructions are included in the case. (3 week checkout , no renewals)
We have three non-holdable hotspots available for checkout. (1 week, no renewal)
Please call us at 828 264 8784 ext 2 with any questions.
No password needed. On your device, look under Wi-Fi options, look for library guest, click accept and continue.
Assistance with Ebook downloads, placing holds, and reference questions
Call 828 264 8784 ext 2 for Adult Services. If we cannot answer, please leave a message so we may return your call.
Touch Free Library Cards Issued
The URL to request a library card is: https://appalachian.nccardinal.org/eg/opac/register
Your photo ID can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be notified with your card number and can pick up your physical card at a later time.
Watauga county school students may use their student ID to check out up to 10 books/audiobooks with no late fines.
1.) Put books on hold using your library card through our catalog or call us to place holds
2.) Please wait for notification, allow at least 48 hours–we’ll call you when they’re ready!
3.) Please note that the amount of time may be longer than usual.
4.) Park in front of the library.
5.) Call the library with your last name, the last 4 numbers of your library card. Give us a few minutes to check out materials.
6.) We’ll leave the items on the large table in front of the library.
Notary Public Service is available through the Western Watauga Branch:
call 828-297-5515 and ask for Jackie for details.
That's Not All!
Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wataugacountylibrary for virtual programs, workshops, and updates. Check our website at https://www.arlibrary.org/watauga or call us to learn more about any of the following:
Thank you, and stay safe and well!
All of us at the Watauga County Public Library
Grab your library card and click here to get started on your family research. Enter your library card number with no spaces or dashes. Your pin is the last 4 of your phone number. Doesn't work? Email us at email@example.com and we will reset it for you. Enjoy!
For many of the online resources, but not all, you will need a library card.
Don’t have a library card? We’ve got you covered.
Reading, Resources, and Education Online
Every day, more wonderful educational and recreational resources are being made available at no charge online. We are working hard to share these resources with you! Find these on our web site at www.arlibrary.org
Tips On Logging In
If you are having trouble, we probably need to re-set your pin number. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the last 4 digits of your library card number.
Wi-Fi will be available in the library parking lot 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at both the Boone and Western Watauga locations. No password needed. Please remember to stay safe and practice social distancing by remaining at least six feet away from others if using the Wi-Fi.
Stay in touch
Stay safe and well!
All of us at The Watauga County Public Libraries