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Library Services during the Pandemic

Library Resources and Services during the Pandemic

Our services are mostly back to normal: you can come in the library, look for books, use the computers, printer, and copier. However:

  • You must cover your nose and mouth with a cloth covering. Non-medical masks, bandanas, or scarves can also be used.
  • We have removed seating to encourage social distancing and limit the amount of time that any one person is in the library.
  • Meeting rooms and study rooms are not available. We are using the meeting rooms to quarantine books for 72 hours upon being returned to the library.
  • Public computers are available, but at 50% capacity in order to maintain social distancing.


Outdoor pickup service

Although we are open again to walk-in traffic, we continue to offer our outdoor library pick-up service. (More info)

Online storytime

We will be hosting live online storytime programs every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am on our Facebook page.

Online programs for K-5 children

Join us online for interactive online programs exploring science, technology, art, and more! (More info)

Download free e-books, audiobooks and magazines

Don't want to leave the house, but need a new book to read? Check out our e-book collections where you can download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines for free. (More info)

Online library card registration

Want to start downloading e-books from the library but don't have a library card? Register for one online, call the library to activate your account, and start reading!

910-259-1234 Burgaw, 910-270-4603 Hampstead.

Free Wi-Fi in the parking lot

We have strengthened our existing Wi-Fi signal in the parking lots at both locations to provide enhanced internet access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Library Bridge

All Pender County Schools students and staff have automatic access to all of the library's digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, and the online tutoring service (More info)

Automatic renewals

Starting April 8, all physical books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other physical things you borrow from the library will from now on be renewed automatically! This saves you from needing to call the library or renew online.
  • (Note: items can't be renewed if someone else has requested the title, if you have used up the max renewals for the item, or if you have more than $5 in fines on your account.) Library Edition

From now through the end of March 2021, Library Edition is available from home or anywhere else where you have an internet connection. (You usually have to be on-site at the library.) Search census, vital records, military records, immigration records to learn about your ancestors!

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E-book Collections through OverDrive

e-iNC Library

The e-iNC Library is a collection of e-books, audiobooks, videos, and magazines for all ages.

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NC Kids Digital Library

NC Kids Digital Library is a collection of e-books, audiobooks, and videos for children from pre-K to 4th grade.

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Go to OverDrive Help to learn how use OverDrive with step-by-step instructions for a variety of phones, tablets, e-readers, and personal computers. For tablets and phones, we recommend the Libby app instead of the older OverDrive app.