We know that this is a difficult time for our community. While we are closed to the public, we want to continue providing content that enriches the lives of our patrons. Please continue checking this page for updates about our services.
Have no fear, we're still here!
Although our building is closed for public access, librarians are still available by phone at (910) 893-3446 between 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. You can also reach out to us through our Facebook page.
If you are not currently registered for a library card and would like to use library resources while we are closed, you can now sign up remotely using our Online Library Card Registration form.
We are happy to announce that library patrons can request items from our catalog by either placing holds online, or calling the library at (910) 893-3446 and requesting a curbside pickup. This service is only available Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:00 while we are closed to the public. You must request items online or call to request curbside pickup. Items will not be released without an appointment.
To place a request online:
To place a request by phone:
The library has an extensive collection of electronic resources that are available to patrons at home, including ebooks, audiobooks, animated storybooks, magazines, video, study resources and more.
Patrons with a library card can login to resources using their library card number and PIN number (by default the last 4-digits of their phone number). Harnett County School students can login to resources by using their student ID number in the "Library Barcode Number" field, and the last 4-digits of their student ID in the "PIN number" field. Give us a call at (910) 893-3446 if you need assistance with accessing resources.
A few of our favorite electronic resources:
Our librarians have compiled a Google Doc with a list of child-appropriate resources for virtual learning. Feel free to download, print and share!
One of our favorite animated picturebook providers, TumbleBooks, has generously offered our patrons free access to their full electronic resource collection until August 31, 2020. Click the links below to access these free databases for children, teens and adults.
Login credentials: Username: tumble2020 Password: A3bfc6
We are excited to announce that Ancestry Library Edition, a massive collection of digital genealogy records that is usually only available on-site at the library, is now available to registered library users from home!
To access Ancestry Library Edition:
1. Go to https://bit.ly/2xLkvLh
2. Enter your full library card number and PIN number (by default your PIN is the last 4-digits of your phone number). Harnett County School students can enter their Student ID number in the barcode field, and the last 4-digits of their Student ID in the PIN field. Click "Go."
3. Wait for the page to reroute to Ancestry Library Edition, and click "Begin Searching" to get started!
Ancestry Library Edition gives you access to thousands of historical records, including:
- Census Records
- Birth, Marriage and Death Records
- Immigration Records
- Military Records
- City Directories
World Book Online is offering FREE unlimited access to their virtual resources during the whole month of April!
Your access to World Book Online provides you with a suite of resources designed to support all unique learners and their learning needs. Readable and engaging nonfiction informational text, multimedia, primary sources, maps, compare and contrast tools, and many more features will aid in your classroom instruction and build confidence in your student learning capabilities.
Access World Book Online at www.worldbookonline.com
Login credentials: Username: wbsupport Password: distancelearn
NCLearn@Home (www.ncdcr.gov/things-do/nclearnhome) is a new website designed to gather online content and educational resources into one place for teachers, students, parents, and anyone needing enriching experiences, regardless of their location.
Here you’ll find lesson plans, educator resources, State Library and State Archives collections, and virtual assistance from state librarians and educators, as well as offerings from our state’s natural and cultural institutions.
Virtually visit the North Carolina Zoo, aquariums, a state park or state historic site through an NC360 tour.
Listen to podcasts on history, art and nature; watch concert videos from some amazing North Carolina artists; watch educational and fun Livestream presentations; virtually tour museum exhibits; or watch past concerts from the North Carolina Symphony.
From the art museum to the zoo, each part of our department has fun, educational and amazing online content to share.
“Now more than ever, during this time of uncertainty, and when we have to be more physically separated from one another, it’s important that we are able to connect with art, culture, history and nature in a tangible and meaningful way,” said Susi Hamilton, secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. “Until we’re able to welcome visitors back to our museums, historic sites, zoo, aquariums and other North Carolina cultural institutions, we hope that these resources will help keep North Carolinians informed, engaged and entertained.”
Find DNCR’s online resources at www.ncdcr.gov/things-do/nclearnhome or via social media with #NCLearnAtHome.