Coats, N.C.

N.C. First Licensed Aviator

Public Library 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we get!

What are your hours?

The library is currently open:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed


We are closed on all major holidays and observe all Town of Coats governmental closings.

Do I need a library card?

The short answer is no. You may read any of our books or magazines, make copies, send faxes, or use our FREE WiFi without having a library card. However, if you need to use one of the library's computers, you will need a library card. You also need to have a library card to print, because in order to print you must use one of the library's computers.

Ok, so I need a library card. What do I need to show you to get one?

To get a library card, we require photo identification AND proof of your mailing and physical addresses. If your Drivers' License has all that information, we will accept that. Valid proof of mailing addresses include water bills, lease agreements, car registration or insurance cards. Library cards are required for use of library computers.

Children who do not have their own ID need to have a parent come in and get a library card for that child. If the parent does not have a card, they are required to get one for themselves as well. If you are not 18 years old, but you have your own ID, you may get a card without a parent, provided that you have proof of your mailing and physical addresses.

We do check to see if you have had a library card at any time in the past. Many patrons have had a library card at one of our system libraries in the past. Since your card is good at all six HCPLS libraries, a card opened in Dunn or Lillington will also work here. Patrons who have fines or fees on old cards are still responsible for those. If you have outstanding fines or fees in excess of $10.00, you will be required to pay them down to less than $10.00 in order to unblock your card.

Do you all still have GED classes there?

Yes, GED classes are still held at the Coats Public Library. They are held on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm.

In order to sign up for the class, you must come to the library on one of these nights, bring your ID and high school transcripts (if you are under 18 years of age), and be prepared to stay the whole night to take your placement test.

Librarians are not available during these classes, so if you need to use the library's resources or have a question for a Librarian, be sure to arrive before class begins.