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.
- View branch locations and contact information.
- Click here for remote learning resources for students, parents and teachers, via the North Carolina State Library.
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 NCLive.org, 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).
HELPFUL LINKS FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS AND EVERYONE
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!
ONLINE LEARNING & EXHIBITS:
– Remote learning resources from North Carolina State Library
– National Geographic education portal
– Smithsonian digital resources for students and teachers
– Code.org: 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
STORYTIMES & READALONGS:
– 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
GAMES & ACTIVITIES:
– 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: 2020Census.gov
From Smithsonian Magazine, click here for a list of scientific research projects you can help with online.
ADDITIONAL FREE EBOOKS
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