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Braswell Memorial Library: Home

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Braswell Library Welcomes You

Hours of operation will be as follows:
Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Passport Services are Monday-Tuesday 10am-2pm by appointment

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)

Library Card Online

Apply for a Library Card Online!

During the current health emergency you may apply for a library card online. You must be a resident of NC and once the library opens you must be able to produce a photo ID and proof of address. The online card can be used to access all of our online resources.  Click here to apply!


Already have a library card and need to renew it or are having issues with it or have other questions? Phone 252-442-1951 between 9am and 7pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday-Saturday to speak to a library staff member.

Hours of Operation - Main Library


Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed


Digital Literacy Training


Braswell Library patrons can remotely access many local, state, and nationwide newspapers 24/7 through NewsBank. Just click on a link below and type in your library card number! 

America's News: 3,500+ national news sources, 176 with full-color images, many with archives back to 1987. This includes North Carolina’s Raleigh News & Observer, Durham Herald-Sun, News & Record, and Charlotte Observer.

The Rocky Mount Telegram (Text Only) 

The Raleigh News & Observer (Full Color Available) 

Spring Hope Enterprise and Bailey News (Text Only) 

Wilson Times (Text Only)

Videos on How to Best Use NewsBank

Streaming Videos on Demand

Streaming Videos on Demand

Find videos here:

You will need your library card number to login.

You can also binge-watch a special, streaming video channel in the Libby app. Download the free app, add our library, and look for “Extras” to get started!

Select a channel and watch as many videos as you like for seven days on that channel. You can only watch one channel per seven day period.

Video channels available:

The Great Courses - engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more.

IndieFlix – Full-length and Short Films, classic TV

Stringray Qello - Concerts and music documentaries.

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!


Job Opportunity

Part Time Information Services Associate (Click here for details)

Under the supervision of the Department Manager, he or she will provide customer service including reference and computer help in the Information Services Department. This position will work two evenings per week and every other Saturday. Hours may change to meet the needs of the library. More information available here.

Job Opportunity

Branch Library Associate: Whitakers Public Library (Click here for details)

Braswell Library has an opening for a Branch Associate to work at Whitakers Public Library. He or she will work independently providing library services for members of the community. The incumbent will follow library policies and procedures to create a safe and welcoming environment. Branch Associates are responsible for housekeeping duties at their location. More information available here.

Job Opportunity

Part Time Youth Services Associate (Click here for details)

The incumbent in this position will be a member of the Youth Services team. Under the supervision of the Department Manager, he or she will provide customer services including, reader’s advisory, helping children and adults find books and other materials, helping patrons use the computers, and assisting with program activities. More information available here.

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