McDowell County Public Library

Digital Research

Explore magazines, newspaper articles, and ebooks online.


NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy.

Not sure where to start?  Try researching NC Live’s databases by topic.

Chilton Auto Repair Library

Includes repair manuals of automobiles from 1940 to 2016.  Access the database from any internet-enabled device.

NewsBank-McDowell News

Check here to find articles from our local newspaper, the McDowell News.

e-iNC Library

Available through OverDrive, you can now download over 12,000 materials to your internet-enabled device with your library card.  While boasting a large fiction collection, you can also find cookbooks, memoirs, study guides, and the latest medical titles here as well.  Items return themselves, so you’ll never have a late fee.

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013

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  • Find us

    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762