NC Cardinal Loans – Free
Buncombe County Public Library is a member of the statewide NC Cardinal library system. This means that anyone with a Buncombe County library card can borrow books, audiobooks, music and movies from over 30 other NC Cardinal libraries in North Carolina.
To locate books available to you across the state, use our library catalog search feature and change the “library” location drop down from your home library to “NC Cardinal.” Place a hold on the item you’d like and it will be sent to you free of charge.
Interlibrary Loans - $5 fee
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that borrows materials from other libraries that are not available in Buncombe County Public Libraries or the NC Cardinal System. Each ILL request is a non-refundable $5 and a valid BCPL library card is required. No more than 5 requests may be processed at one time. For periodical requests, there may be extra charges for photocopying.
Books published within the last six months can't be requested. Patrons should allow at least 2 weeks for materials to arrive.
For libraries who wish to borrow materials: BCPL is a full member of OCLC and follows all the recommended OCLC guidelines. BCPL does not loan reference or AV materials.