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Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information


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County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033


Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821


North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211


View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)


See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >>

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589


Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

Brunswick County Library System


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Brunswick County Library System

For the safety of patrons and staff, Library branches will reopen with limited hours and services on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Our temporary hours are Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Face coverings and social distancing will be expected.

Available services will include: WiFi, browsing and checkout, hold pickups, limited computer use and limited seating. We will also continue to offer curbside pickup. Contact your library for further information.

No in-person programs or meetings are permitted at this time. We cannot currently accept donations.

Welcome to Brunswick County Library System! We have five branches across Brunswick County, offering books, magazines, movies, audiobooks, and music CDs for loan. We also offer computer access, educational and community events, and eBooks. Temporary library cards are available to seasonal and part-time residents visiting for at least one month.

To view your account and borrowed items, to place holds or to renew items, click here to log in to our online catalog. You’ll be prompted for the barcode on the back of your library card. Your PIN by default is the last four digits of your phone number.

Our collection of eBooks is available here. eBooks may be downloaded within a web browser or through the Axis 360 app across numerous devices. Click here to view instructions for using the app. To access eBooks you will need the barcode on your library card as well as your PIN — typically the last four digits of your phone number.

With your Brunswick County library card, you can access, a collection of resources — including eBooks, periodical archives, historical information, genealogy databases and much more — provided by the State Library of North Carolina. Just log in by selecting the Brunswick County Library and using the barcode on the back of your card (no spaces).


Kids, families and individuals adjusting to their altered routine may find themselves needing new avenues of entertainment and enrichment. Here are a few suggestions culled from across the internet for learners and anyone else seeking education, entertainment and distraction. We will continue to add to the list!

Remote learning resources from North Carolina State Library
National Geographic education portal
Smithsonian digital resources for students and teachers Coding fun for kids
Scratch: an MIT utility to teach coding
Amazing Educational Resources: a list of free learning opportunities online
Learn to draw for free: a list of free drawing classes from famous illustrators
National Park Service: Katmai Bear cams
Yellowstone National Park live webcams
San Diego Zoo live cams
Virtual Tour of the International Space Station via Google
Access the Surface of Mars via Google!
Virtual Tour of Carlsbad Cabins in New Mexico via Google
FOR TEENS & ADULTS: Free art classes from the Museum of Modern Art
FOR ALL AGES: Learn to paint with Bob Ross
FOR TEENS & ADULTS: free Ivy League university courses
NCLive Learn at Home: resources for students, parents and teachers
Take a virtual visit to the North Carolina Zoo!
History at Home: North Carolina Museum of History
Explore the North Carolina Museum of Art from home!
North Carolina parks & historical places online tours
STEM resources from the National Inventors Hall of Fame
NASA at Home, for kids and families
Ranger Rick: learn all about wildlife and your environment
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris
Free art lessons from Jarrett Krosoczka

StoryLine online: free read-aloud storybook videos
Lee County Library virtual storytime
Goodnight with Dolly: stories from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Mr. Jon & Friends’ music, puppets and more
Story Time from Space

Free online classical music concerts
Free nightly streams from the Metropolitan Opera House

Internet Arcade: free classic video games
Online Digital Escape Rooms: a comprehensive list
Stay-at-Home Scavenger Hunt Bingo from Hastings Public Library
Charles Schulz Museum at home: free Peanuts activities and coloring pages
PBS Kids: games and videos
DIY Projects for kids from Moss & March
Learn and play chess online!

Find information about the 2020 federal census here:

From Smithsonian Magazine, click here for a list of scientific research projects you can help with online.


In addition to our own Axis 360 collection and the NCLive and NCKids apps, TumbleBooks is now available with free eBooks and audiobooks for all ages, to keep you well stocked with reading material during your time at home. You don’t need a library card or login info, just click the links below for access! Links are also provided here to several other free eBook services for all ages.

Free audiobooks for children and teens from Audible
LibriVox: free classic audiobooks read aloud by volunteers
Open Library: free eBooks via Internet Archive
Click here for an Anti-Racism Reading List from the NCLive Homegrown collection.
Open Library
Project Gutenberg


Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Temporary hours at all locations beginning Sept. 1st: Mon.-Fri. 10:00am – 5:00pm. Curbside pickup also available; call your branch for details.

Harper Library

109 W Moore St.
Southport, NC

Friends of the Library



Rourk Library

5068 Main St.
Shallotte, NC



Leland Library

487 Village Rd.
Leland, NC



Barbee Library

8200 E Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC

Friends of the Library



Southwest Brunswick Branch Library

9400 Ocean Highway West
Carolina Shores, NC


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