Library Connections

Carrboro Branch Library discussion with Nerys Levy (broadcast 3-14-2011)  Nerys Levy, along with many others, has worked for more than 20 years to have a free-standing public library located in Carrboro.  Listen in to find out what a library is and why it is important to the life of a community.  Find out more about the Carrboro Branch Library here.

Chatham Community Public Library Opens

On Monday, September 13, 2010 the new Chatham Community Public Library  opened on the campus of the Central Carolina Community College.  The location  also serves as the county’s library system headquarters and a library for CCCC students.

This date also marked the opening of  CCCC’s new Sustainable Technology Center, the county’s first green certified public buildings.  Find out more at Chatham Community Public Library.

Carrboro Branch Library:

Located in McDougle Middle School, the Carrboro Branch opens to the public after school hours. Because of its unique partnership with the McDougle Middle School, the Carrboro Branch Library uses a different library card and borrowing policy than the other Orange County Public Libraries. Any resident of Orange County is eligible to register for borrowing privileges at the Carrboro Branch.

Contact Information

Located in McDougle Middle School View Map

900 Old Fayetteville Rd; Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Phone (919) 969-3006; Fax (919) 969-3008

Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday: 3:30 pm – 8 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Carrboro Cybrary

The Carrboro Cybrary provides access to computers, wireless internet, bestsellers, audiobooks, and periodicals. The Cybrary is located in downtown Carrboro in the Carrboro Century Center. Parking is available in the lot across Greensboro Street and in any of the public parking lots around downtown.

Contact Information

100 N Greensboro St; Carrboro, NC 27510 View Map

Phone: (919) 918-7387; Fax: (919) 918-3960

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday: Closed

Orange County Main Library

The Orange County Main Library is currently located in downtown Hillsborough in the Whitted Building. We provide access to computers, wireless internet, books, magazines, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs and more. Reference services are available for general information as well as local history and genealogy research.

Contact Information

300 W Tryon St; Hillsborough, NC 27278 View Map

Phone (919) 245-2525; Fax (919) 664-3003

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm

Friday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Cedar Grove Branch Library

This branch is located in the Northern Human Services Building on Highway 86 North. The library includes a main reading room with public computer access, and a story time room.

Contact Information

5800 NC HWY 86 N

Hillsborough, NC 27278 View Map

Phone: (919) 732-9211; Fax: (919) 732-3899

Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday: Closed

Chapel Hill Public Library

  • To aid the individual’s pursuit of self-education and research, pleasure, and the creative use of leisure time, while employing the most efficient library technology available;
  • To serve as a center of reliable, up-to-date information, endeavoring continually to identify and meet the general and informational needs of all the people of the community the library serves;
  • To support educational, civic, cultural, and recreational activities of the community;
  • To promote ease of access to the library, books, and other library materials in general, both locally and throughout the state;
  • To maintain a pleasant environment in an atmosphere of helpfulness; and
  • To provide library service in conformity with the Library Bill of Rights as adopted by the Council of the American Library Association.

Contact Us

100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Auto Attendant: 919-968-2777
Circulation Services: 919-968-2779
Information Services: 919-968-2780
Youth Services: 919-968-2778


9am-9pm (Mon. – Wed.)
10am-9pm (Thur.)
10am-6pm (Fri.)
9am-6pm (Sat.)
1pm-5pm (Sun.)

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