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The library catalog will be unavailable until March 21st as we move to a new computer system.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The library is still open during this time and books may still be checked out and returned.  See the box to the right about NC Cardinal or ask any staff member for more information.

Hours of Operation - Main Library


Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed

Hours of Operation - Branch Libraries

Middlesex Public Library

12480 W. Hanes Ave., Middlesex, NC 27557


Mon - Friday: 11:30 am - 5 pm


Spring Hope Public Library

101 S. Ash St., Spring Hope, NC 27882


Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Sat: 9am - 1pm

Wesley Privette Memorial Library

6280 Main St., Bailey, NC 27807

Tuesday   12:30 - 6 pm

Wednesday  12:30 pm  - 6 pm

Thursday  9:30 am - 3 pm

PHONE: 252-235-6006

Whitakers Public Library

106 W. Pippen St, Whitakers, NC 27891

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  11:30 am - 5:00 pm

PHONE: 252-437-1100


NCLive Home Grown Ebook Collection

Perfect for book clubs: Home Grown provides free, unlimited copies and access—no waiting in line—for books, many with Reader’s Guides. Choose Nash County/Braswell Memorial as your library and read!


Digital Literacy Training

Library Closing

Braswell Memorial Library and branches will be CLOSING early

at 6pm on Wednesday March 20 and will reopen at 11am on Thursday March 21 so we may transition to our new computer system



CHanges Coming!

On March 17th we will begin the transition to our new library computer system: NC Cardinal! 

 During the transition period our library catalog will not be available and patrons will not be able to place holds or renew materials. Items can still be returned and checked out. The library will still be open. However, as noted above we will close early on March 20th and open at 11am on March 21st when the move to the new system is complete. All public libraries in Nash County are moving to NC Cardinal!

Why are we doing this? To better serve you! NC Cardinal will allow patrons access to over 6.5 million items from over 161 libraries in more than 40 counties across the state. You will be able to borrow materials from any NC Cardinal library in the state! You can visit in person or you can place holds online and have the items delivered to YOUR pickup library!  NC Cardinal will greatly expand the resources and opportunities available to you!

Look for more information on NC Cardinal as we go forward or ask any library staff member for details!

Student Access

NRMS Students: Your Student ID Number gives you access to books and digital resources via any public library in Nash County.!  Use your number online and in your library! If your ID Number is less than ten digits add zeros at the end  to make it ten digits. The last 4 digits of your Student ID number (without the added zeros) is your PIN.  This sounds great and I want to know more!

Digital Magazines


Braswell Memorial Library offers digital emagazines for your PC, IOS device, Android device, or Kindle Fire.

Click on the banner above to set up your account and get reading today!  You will need your library card number and an email address. Look for the "Create New Account" link in the upper right corner of the page that opens after you click on the link above. Type in your library card number. Enter your information into the form that comes up. Then click on the down arrow and pick North Carolina Braswell Memorial Library.  You can then browse and view magazines or download a device app to download the magazines.

The RBDigital App gives you access to some e-books collection (mostly classics) and audiobook downloads, as well.  You can access the e-books and audiobooks direct via this link:



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