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NHCPL's guide to updated information, as well as library services and activities available.

How can I still use the library?

Library Operations and Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm

Friday: 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Sunday: Closed

Per state orders and the New Hanover County resolution, face coverings are required in all county and municipal buildings, including the library. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, we can accommodate you through our curbside, telephone, or online services.

Here are the services the library will be offering:

  • Computers will be available for 120 minutes per user per day
  • Shelves will be open for browsing
  • Holds will be available inside or at curbside pick-up
  • Circulation staff will be available, but the use of self-check machines is encouraged
  • Reference staff will be available but can offer limited assistance
  • Wipes will be available for screens and surfaces
  • Limited seating will be available

Here are the services the library will NOT be offering:

  • Study rooms or tutoring spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Makerspaces
  • Extended staff assistance

If you have more questions, check our FAQs below or ask us on chat!

Virtual Offerings

You don't have to visit the library to use our collection; you can do it online! We offer a number of electronic resources to meet your reading, research, and entertainment needs.  You can download books, audiobooks and musicmagazines, stream video, read the news, and conduct research from the comfort of your home.  We even have a page just for kids! Visit our eResources and Research sections at the top of this page to learn more.

Don't have an account with us yet?

No worries! You can fill out an online borrower registration that will give you access to our physical and virtual collections for 3 months.  


Library Online Resources

See our full list of available databases below, including educational, historical, and entertainment resources. 

NOTE: some resources are only available in library or have a separate link for at home use. Please pay attention to the description. 

Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday Noon - 4pm - Sunday Closed