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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: 11am - 3pm


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 Closed

Braswell Memorial Library and Branches Are CLOSED

Due to the Current Public Health Emergency

Passport Services Are Also CLOSED

Please Check Back Here, look for us on FaceBook, or Phone Us at 252-442-1951 for Updates and Information.

Check the boxes below for information on Online Resources and our FAQs.


The Library Board Meeting scheduled for April 8th has been canceled. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for June 10, 2020.


FAQs Concerning the Current Emergency and the Library - Updated March 30

1, When will the libraries reopen?  Honestly, we don't know. We will reopen as soon as public health authorities tell us it is safe to do so.

2. Will the book drops be open? The book drop at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount will remain open. The book drops at the branches are closed. It is ok for you to keep the materials until the libraries reopen.

3. Will I have to pay fines on overdue items?  There are no fines on items while the library is closed.

4. Can I pick up an item I have on hold? No. All holds are being postponed. You might get a computer generated message saying a hold is ready for pickup. You won't be able to pick the hold up until we repoen.

5. Can I put items on hold while you are closed?  No. Hold requests can't be placed until we are once again able to deliver holds.

6. What about meetings and programs scheduled at the library? All meetings and programs are canceled until the library reopens.

7. What about the passport office at the library? The passport office at the library is also closed. If you have an emergency need for a passport please contact the U.S. State Department for their guidance.

8. Is WI-Fi still available outside the libraries? Yes! Outside the branches WI-FI will be available 7 days a week from 8 am until 8 pm and outside Braswell Memorial from 7 am until 9 pm. Please remember social distancing when using the WI-FI.

9. Are there other library resources available to me while the library is closed? Yes! Lots! Look at the box above this one for information.

COVID-19 Small Business Help

The NC Rural Center, funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation, has launched the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Program for small businesses impacted by the current emergency. For details go to



Click on the logo above to access a selection of Ebooks, Eaudio books, and streaming video services. Read. listen, or watch on most devices!

Video channels available:

  Acorn TV - World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain.

  The Great Courses - Immersive learning experiences covering a wide range of subjects.

  IndieFlix - Movies and classic TV

  Pongalo - Spanish-language telenovelas and translated movies.

  Stringray Qello - Concerts and music documentaries.

  LearnItLive - Wellness and Personnel Development

  Method Test Prep - ACT/SAT test prep

You will need your library card number to login. Once you select a  channel you can watch as many videos as you like for seven days on that channel. You can only watch one channel per seven day period.

Printing at the Library

To print to Braswell Library owned printers (printers at main library only) from your computer, smart phone, or tablet from anywhere click on the image below:

(Normal library printing charges apply)

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