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Inspiring the spirit of exploration and the power of imagination, promoting the joy of reading, and supporting the life long pursuit of knowledge for all people.

Get your free library card and open a world of information and exploration! Gone are the days of a books-only library. Movies, audio books, computer access, computer classes, homework and research help are all here waiting for you – as well as your favorite books! And as a card-holder you’ll also gain special access to an exciting variety of online databases and services. For you, your child or teen – our singular goal is to create an environment and the tools to nurture, explore and expand!

Getting your new card is easy and quick. Just bring a photo ID with your current address or a photo ID and something that has your current address such as a bill, bank statement, checkbook, etc. Lost yours? No big deal, bring ID and a dollar for a replacement card.

We also do ask for parental permission for children under 16.

We have 3 library locations, so come see us anytime to get your library card and check out all we have to offer! Or, contact us for more information.

family enjoying the library browsing the many excellent choices conducting research in the modern computer lab

Locations

Headquarters South Regional East Branch

Headquarters

201 West Fisher Street
Salisbury NC, 28144
704-216-8228 Tel
704-216-8237 Fax


Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
Closed

Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library

920 Kimball Road
China Grove NC, 28023
704-216-7727 Tel
704-855-2449 Fax


Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
Closed

East Branch

110 Broad Street
Rockwell NC, 28138
704-216-7838 Tel
704-279-7832 Fax


Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
8:00 PM
9:00 AM
8:00 PM
9:00 AM
8:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
10:00 AM
1:00 PM
Closed

Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
8:00 PM
9:00 AM
8:00 PM
9:00 AM
8:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
10:00 AM
1:00 PM
Closed

The Details

Check Out Time: Most library materials check out for two weeks

Renewals: Materials may be renewed for two more weeks in person, by telephone, or on the web by clicking on My Account. Call library location for details about telephone renewals.

Late Fees: Yes, we do have late fees—most items are 20 cents per day, per item.

Returns: Most materials may be returned at any library location. Outside book returns are available for returns when libraries are closed.

Computers and Internet Access: We have computers with Internet access and software programs for your use. We also have free computer classes on all sorts of topics! We offer easy sign on access with your library card. No library card? No problem!, bring in a government or school issued photo id and receive a guest pass to get connected.

Wi-Fi: Free wireless internet access for anyone is available at each library location. Getting online is quick and easy and best of all there are no time limits. All you need is a wireless-enabled device, such as a laptop, tablet PC, eReader or smartphone. Just connect to the rowannc-wifi network. There is no need for a password or login name.

Notes:
Wireless access is available all hours the respective library location is open.

  • As with most public wireless “hot spots,” the library’s wireless connection is not secure. There can be untrusted parties between you and anybody with whom you communicate with, and any information being transmitted could potentially be intercepted by another user. Cautious and informed wireless users should choose not to transmit personal information (credit card numbers, passwords and any other sensitive information) while using any wireless “hot spot.” All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their laptop computers or wireless devices.
  • Any restriction or monitoring of a minor’s access to the library’s wireless network is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Printing access is not available via the wireless connection. If you need to print, please save your work to a disk or email files to yourself, then login to a wired library workstation and send jobs to the public printer.
  • Library staff cannot troubleshoot problems related to your wireless device or assist in making changes to your device’s network settings and/or hardware configuration.
  • All users are expected to use the library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided

Printing: Printing is available from our public access computers, black is .10 per page and color is $1.00 per page.

Public Fax Service

Fax service is offered at all library locations.

Charge for sending a fax

  • Local and toll-free: $1 for every ten pages
  • Long distance: $1 per page
  • We are not able to send international faxes
  • Maximum number of pages: 20 (HQ only)

Charge for receiving a fax

  • 10 cents per page

Fax numbers

Headquarters: 704-216-8246

East Branch: 704-279-7832

South Rowan Regional: 704-855-2449

Donations to the Library: Rowan Public Library is always happy to accept donations of books and audiovisual materials. Donated materials are either added to the library collection or placed in the Friends of the Library book sale, with the proceeds going to support library programs. Donations may be dropped off any time the library is open. Thanks for your support!

Story Times for Children: We offer story time programs for all ages.

The Library Board of Trustees Board Members

What's going on at the Library



The Details

Check Out Time: Most library materials check out for two weeks

Renewals: Materials may be renewed for two more weeks in person, by telephone, or on the web by clicking on My Account. Call library location for details about telephone renewals.

Late Fees: Yes, we do have late fees—most items are 20 cents per day, per item.

Returns: Most materials may be returned at any library location. Outside book returns are available for returns when libraries are closed.

Computers and Internet Access: We have computers with Internet access and software programs for your use. We also have free computer classes on all sorts of topics! We offer easy sign on access with your library card. No library card? No problem!, bring in a government or school issued photo id and receive a guest pass to get connected.

Wi-Fi: Free wireless internet access for anyone is available at each library location. Getting online is quick and easy and best of all there are no time limits. All you need is a wireless-enabled device, such as a laptop, tablet PC, eReader or smartphone. Just connect to the rowannc-wifi network. There is no need for a password or login name.

Notes:
Wireless access is available all hours the respective library location is open.

  • As with most public wireless “hot spots,” the library’s wireless connection is not secure. There can be untrusted parties between you and anybody with whom you communicate with, and any information being transmitted could potentially be intercepted by another user. Cautious and informed wireless users should choose not to transmit personal information (credit card numbers, passwords and any other sensitive information) while using any wireless “hot spot.” All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their laptop computers or wireless devices.
  • Any restriction or monitoring of a minor’s access to the library’s wireless network is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Printing access is not available via the wireless connection. If you need to print, please save your work to a disk or email files to yourself, then login to a wired library workstation and send jobs to the public printer.
  • Library staff cannot troubleshoot problems related to your wireless device or assist in making changes to your device’s network settings and/or hardware configuration.
  • All users are expected to use the library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided

Printing: Printing is available from our public access computers, black is .10 per page and color is $1.00 per page.

Public Fax Service

Fax service is offered at all library locations.

Charge for sending a fax

  • Local and toll-free: $1 for every ten pages
  • Long distance: $1 per page
  • We are not able to send international faxes
  • Maximum number of pages: 20 (HQ only)

Charge for receiving a fax

  • 10 cents per page

Fax numbers

Headquarters: 704-216-8246

East Branch: 704-279-7832

South Rowan Regional: 704-855-2449

Donations to the Library: Rowan Public Library is always happy to accept donations of books and audiovisual materials. Donated materials are either added to the library collection or placed in the Friends of the Library book sale, with the proceeds going to support library programs. Donations may be dropped off any time the library is open. Thanks for your support!

Story Times for Children: We offer story time programs for all ages.

The Library Board of Trustees Board Members

What's going on at the Library


Holiday Schedule 2014

The library will be closed for the following holidays in 2014:
New Year's Day Wednesday January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr Monday January 20
Good Friday Friday - Saturday April 18 - 19
Memorial Day Saturday - Monday May 24 - 26
Independence Day Friday - Saturday July 4 - 5
Labor Day Saturday - Monday August 30 - September 1
Veterans Day Tuesday November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday - Friday November 27 - 28
Closing at 7:00 PM Monday - Tuesday
December 22 - 23
Christmas Wednesday - Saturday
December 24 - 27
Closing at 7:00 PM Monday - Tuesday
December 29 - 30
New Year's Eve Wednesday December 31
Closing at 5:00 PM


Holiday Schedule 2015

The library will be closed for the following holidays in 2015:
New Year's Day Thursday January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr Monday January 19
Good Friday Friday - Saturday April 3 - 4
Memorial Day Saturday - Monday May 23 - 25
Independence Day Friday - Saturday July 3 - 4
Labor Day Saturday - Monday September 5 - September 7
Veterans Day Wednesday November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday - Friday November 26 - 27
Christmas Wednesday - Friday
December 23 - 25
New Year's Eve Thursday December 31
Closing at 5:00 PM

You may read the Long Range Plan.

  
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