Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we get!
The library is currently open:
We are closed on all major holidays and observe all Town of Coats governmental closings.
A library card is necessary to use the public computers and is needed to print from the computers. If you are not in the library system, however, you may still read books, magazines, make copies, send faxes, or use our free WiFi.
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.
Not at this time. Please contact staff if you have interest in GED, ESL, or any other courses.