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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! Movies, audiobooks, WiFi, computer classes, homework and research help are all here waiting for you – as well as your favorite books!

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 your card?  No big deal, bring ID and $1.00 for a replacement card.

We are here to serve you with three library locations, robust online tools, and outreach services for children and adults.  We offer convenient self-checkout stations at all three library locations.
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


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 available via the wireless connection.
  • 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 $.50 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 2016

The library will be closed for the following holidays in 2016:
New Year's Day Friday January 1st
Birthday of Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr Monday January 18th
Good Friday Friday- Saturday
March 25th-26th
Memorial Day Saturday-Monday May 28th-30th
Independence Day Monday
July 4th
Labor Day Saturday-Monday September 3rd-5th
Veterans Day Friday November 11
Closing at 1:00 pm
Wednesday
November 23rd
Thanksgiving Thursday - Friday November 24th-25th
Staff Development Day Friday December 9th
Christmas Friday - Tuesday
December 23rd - 27th

 


Holiday Schedule 2017

The library will be closed for the following holidays in 2017:
New Year's Day Monday January 2nd
Birthday of Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr Monday January 16th
Good Friday Friday- Saturday
April 14th-15th
Memorial Day Saturday-Monday May 27th-29th
Independence Day Tuesday
July 4th
Labor Day Saturday-Monday September 2nd-4th
Veterans Day Friday November 10th
Thanksgiving Thursday - Friday November 23rd and 24th
Christmas Monday-Wednesday
December 25th-27th

 

ROWAN PUBLIC LIBRARY-- 
VISION / MISSION / GOALS / OBJECTIVES: 
ADDRESSING PERFORMANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

 Responding to its Vision of “A knowledgeable, progressive, diverse, and economically vibrant Rowan County,” the Rowan Public Library has identified its Mission as: 

“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.” 

Accordingly, the Library must respond to a diverse client base by providing a complex mix of information services in a variety of formats. Clearly, the Library will continue to build its collections and deliver its services to respond to that wide-ranging demand. 

In so doing, the Library will focus on seven areas of emphasis in developing special efforts and concentrating its resources. Selected in response to general demand, the Library’s professional expertise, and the Library’s assessment of community needs developed through its 2003 strategic planning process-- one that involved substantial direct citizen participation-- they are: 

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Beginning with Children.
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Serving Adults and Young Adults.
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Supporting Economic Vitality.
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Democratizing Access to Information Technology.
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Connecting with Our Customers.
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Developing Libraries as Community Cornerstones
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Providing Programmatic and Fiscal Stewardship

The pages that follow cover these areas in detail, listing a general goal for each and the specific objectives and the actions needed to realize their attainment. Also identified is the individual on the Library staff with lead responsibility for making each objective is successfully addressed as well as the criteria that will determine whether or not that success has been achieved. 

As a public agency, the Rowan Public Library has an attendant responsibility to define its program of work in a manner that allows an evaluation of its effectiveness not only by its policy and staff leadership, but by the public in general. This strategic plan does, we are convinced, provide such a means.

Strategic Plan

Long Range Plan
  
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