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Library Services for Adults

Buncombe County Public Libraries collects new and classic fiction and non-fiction, large print fiction, music and movies for checkout at every branch. If the item you want is not at your branch but shows available at a different library location, you may request that it be transferred for you to pick up free of charge. We can also request materials from over 30 other libraries across the state to be sent to you at no charge.

You may also log onto the North Carolina Digital Library and download eBooks 24/7.

Adult's Calendar

Magazines & Newspapers

Periodicals to keep you informed & up-to-date.

Magazines and newspapers are favored reading for many patrons. Each library subscribes to general interest publications ranging from fashion to sports to business to travel. While most branches keep back issues for a limited time, Pack Memorial Library saves them indefinitely for research use. The majority of old magazines are stored on microfilm or microfiche. You can search the library catalog to find listings of all our magazines and back issues.

Local History & Genealogy

Learn more about Western North Carolina and you.

The North Carolina Collection at Pack Memorial Library is the best stop for local history and genealogy. Genealogical resources are especially popular and include the complete North Carolina census. The Buncombe County Special Collections also has The Thomas Wolfe Collection which includes books by and about the famous writer, an Asheville native.