With 23 public libraries across the county, the Wake County Public Libraries system has plenty of resources to harness — and books are just the beginning.
First, we recommend getting a library card. They’re free for Wake County residents. Once you register online (it takes ~two minutes), you’ll have instant access to digital resources, including e-books and databases.
Pro tip: Our local libraries use Libby, an app for borrowing e-books, audio books, and magazines.
All WCPL locations have computers, free Wi-Fi, and self-service printers and copy machines. Some locations have small group study rooms and conference rooms available to reserve.
Here’s a glimpse at some library services (make appointments here):
- Need help with research? A librarian can help you get started with a list of resources.
- Navigate the college application process with a librarian — they will help you find test prep, and provide application and financial aid guidance.
- Meet with a librarian for job search assistance, including resume reviews, cover letter help, and interview prep.
- Get device advice on computer fundamentals.
Here are some of our favorite library resources:
- Request personalized book selections, available for all ages.
- Join a book club or start one yourself with these resources.
- Reserve a memory care kit to spark memories and initiate conversation with someone experiencing memory loss.
- Storytime can be anytime with these online book-reading videos.
Find your local library here. Psst... there are 11 in Raleigh.