Library News

COVID-19 Pandemic Operations

Updated 10/8/2020

To serve the residents of Johnston County and the Town of Smithfield to the best of our ability, the library will offer limited services to ensure the health of staff and patrons. The library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-5:30 pm until further notice. The library will allow a maximum of fifty people at a time in the facility. Patrons will be allowed to browse the shelves and check out materials. Patrons will not have access to any meeting room spaces. Patrons must wear a mask while in the building.

The library is quarantining and disinfecting all returned materials for at least 24 hours. The library has hand sanitizer stations throughout the building to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


The library will allow patrons to use computers by appointment only. Please make sure you call and set an appointment before coming to the library. Computer use will be available for job searches, filing unemployment, taxes, school work, and other essential reasons. The printers will be self-served.

For questions about library services or reserve computer time, please call the library at 919-934-8146.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

- Renita Barksdale, Library Director

If you do not have a library card, you may apply for a Temporary Virtual Library Card here. Temporary Virtual Library Cards give you access to all our online resources, including cloudLibrary, NCKids, NCLive, Mango Languages, and more.



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