Due to rising COVD-19 infection rates, Appalachian Regional Library, with public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, is moving back into curbside and virtual services only. Beginning Wednesday, January 13, all our library buildings will be closed to the public until further notice.
We are still here for you!
No password needed. On your device, look under Wi Fi options, look for library guest, click accept and continue.
Print jobs delivered curbside at Boone location
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a phone number so we can call you when your prints are ready. *Kindly allow a 24 hr window for large or complex print jobs.
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 email@example.com
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.
Please return all library materials in our book drop behind 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 Face Book 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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