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Harnett County Public Library: Get a Card

Who may have a library card?

Anyone who meets any ONE of the following conditions:

  • lives is Harnett County
  • lives in a contiguous county(Moore, Lee, Chatham, Wake, Johnson, Sampson, or Cumberland)
  • attends school in Harnett County
  • owns property in Harnett County
  • works in Harnett County

Photo identification and something showing applicant's name and current mailing address must be presented. A current driver's license is usually sufficient. First time patrons are limited to two items at checkout. After the initial transaction, local DVD limits apply, and patrons can check out up to 99 total items.

Any applicant under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a library card.  

Borrowing Periods

Item Lending Period
Books, Audiobooks 3 Weeks
Magazines, Kits 7 Days
Videos/DVDs 7 Days

Three-week items (books, books on CD, music CDs) may be renewed once unless they are reserved for another patron. Videos/DVDs and periodicals may not be renewed. For items that are renewable, you may call or visit any Harnett County library to renew your items. You may also renew items via the library catalog at http://harnett.nccardinal.org if they are not overdue. Items are overdue at closing on the due date.

All fines begin at closing on due date. The fine for a three-week item is $0.10/day. Fines begin on the 10th day after a three-week item is due; the fine is $1.00 and goes up $0.10 each day afterwards. The fine for a one-week item is $0.50/day.

Notification of overdue items is made 14 days after the items' due date. If borrowed items are not returned, you will be billed for them and you will receive a letter from the County Attorney. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended until all fines and fees are paid. You will be put on probation for one year with limited borrowing privileges.

Maximum fines charged are $10.00 for books and $20.00 for videos/DVDs. There is no maximum fee for unreturned items, and fees remain until items are paid for.

What does the library have for you?

  • Books (of course!)
    • Adult fiction and nonfiction
    • Reference
    • Children's easy books
    • Juvenile chapter books and series
    • Young Adult fiction and nonfiction
    • Graphic novels and manga
    • Local history books
  • Audio (various formats)
  • DVDs
  • Large Print books
  • Magazines, newspapers
  • Reference materials
  • Local history resources
  • Computer lab
  • Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks
  • Meeting room
  • NCLIVE databases
  • Bookdrops for convenient returns
  • Spanish collection
  • Employment resources
  • Tax forms
  • Web access to online catalog
  • Test study guides in-house and online at the Testing & Education Reference Center
  • Internet access (Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present while using the computers.)
  • Free public access WiFi

What services are available?

  • Reference questions answered in person, on the phone, and by email.
  • Books may be obtained from libraries outside of Harnett County through interlibrary loan.
  • Story hour is held in these libraries each week from September through May for toddlers and preschoolers:

Erwin

Monday 11:00 am
Angier Tuesday 10:30 am
Dunn Friday 10:00 am
Boone Trail Tuesday 11:00 am
Lillington    
     Preschool

Wednesday
Thursday

11:00 am
11:00 am

     Toddlers

Wednesday
Thursday

10:00 am
10:00 am

Family storytime is held at the Lillington branch on the first Saturday of each month, September through May, at 11:00 am.

  • Children's library staff visit preschoolers at day care centers and nursery schools.
  • Outreach Service is available to homebound residents of Harnett County.