Brunswick County Library branches extend hours of operation on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting this September


Brunswick County Library branches extend hours of operation on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting this September


BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County is excited to announce extended hours of operation on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at all five Brunswick County Library branches starting this September.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, Brunswick County Library will operate under the following schedule:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (NEW)
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (NEW)
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (NEW)
  • Sunday: Closed

This new schedule features extended evening hours up to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at all five library branches. All branches will also open for eight hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Previously, only four branch libraries (Barbee, Leland, Rourk, and Southwest) were open for four hours on Saturdays.

The Board of Commissioners supported the extension of these hours of operation as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 budget process. The adopted FY24 budget includes an additional $492,133 in funding for the Brunswick County Library compared to the previous year to support advancements that modernize the Library and improve service delivery and accessibility.

Keeping the library branches open longer is one of many opportunities the Library is pursuing to help achieve these goals.

“Many of our patrons have expressed their desire for extended hours at the libraries, especially on Saturdays,” Library Director Patricia Dew said. “We are excited to give community members more time to visit their local library branch and benefit from all the resources available at our locations.”

All five libraries will continue to operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The branches will also remain closed on Sundays.

About the Brunswick County Library

The Brunswick County Library has five physical branches that offer services like book and film checkout, computer access, free Wi-Fi, copy/fax services (fees apply), meeting room reservations, and more. Community members can see the latest events at each branch and submit room reservation requests through the Brunswick County Library’s event calendar at

  • Margaret & James Harper, Jr. Library: 109 W. Moore St., Southport, NC 28461
  • Rourk Library: 5068 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470
  • Leland Library: 487 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451
  • G.V. Barbee, Sr. Library: 8200 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
  • Southwest Brunswick Branch Library: 9400 Ocean Highway West, Carolina Shores, NC 28467

The Brunswick County Library also features a variety of online and digital resources such as e-books, news, films, and more.

Learn more about your Brunswick County Library at


Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director Meagan Kascsak at 910.253.2995 or email