McDowell County Public Library

Get A Library Card

Anyone age 5 and older can get a free library card if they:

  • live in McDowell County.
  • work in McDowell County.
  • go to school in McDowell County.
  • own property in McDowell County.

To get a card, show photo identification with your correct mailing address at the circulation desk.  Library Card Applications are available at the Circulation Desk.

Children under 17 will need the signature of a parent or legal guardian.

There is a $2.00 fee to replace a lost card.

People not eligible for a free card may get an Out of County card by paying $15.00 per year.

Library cards expire every 3 years, so you will need to come into one of our libraries to renew your account.

  • 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