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Children age five and older can get a library card. A parent or guardian can get a library card for their child with a photo ID and signature.
You may have up to 100 items charged to your card at one time.
We try to make the library a welcoming place, but it is important to remember that all library buildings are public buildings, with people coming and going all day. Library staff is not responsible for children who may be at the library by themselves. Children age 8 or under must be in the immediate presence of a parent, sibling or caregiver or other responsible person age 16 or older at all times while on library property. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent, sibling or caregiver or other responsible person age 16 or older in the library building at all times.
Child Safety Policy.
Absolutely. Simply call the library you wish to tour and someone on staff will be happy to arrange it.
Find your library.
The Statesville Main Library is located at 201 North Tradd Street in Statesville, NC 28677. The Harmony Branch Library is located at 3393 Harmony Highway, Harmony, NC 28634. The Troutman Branch Library is located at 215 W Church Street, Troutman, NC 28166.
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday
9:00am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Saturday
Library locations and hours.
The telephone number for the Main Library in Statesville is 704-878-3090. The telephone number for the Harmony Branch Library is 704-546-7086. The telephone number for the Troutman Branch Library is 704-528-2682. You can find other telephone numbers in the library directory.
All library locations are closed on Sunday.
We love volunteers! The library has many different volunteer opportunities, from shelving returned books to assisting in the local history room to helping out with programs for children. To apply as a library volunteer, follow the link below to the Iredell County Employment Opportunities page. Volunteer openings are listed under Library.
Iredell County Employment Opportunities.
The Iredell County Public Library provides free library cards to any resident who lives in or pays taxes in Iredell County.
To sign up for an account with us, all you need to do is bring a photo ID and proof of current address (if it’s not already on your ID) to one of our three library locations. You can find the address and contact information for our branches here. You’ll also be asked to fill out a short form at the library to verify your contact information, which normally takes no more than a few minutes.
After our staff have finished reviewing your form and issue you your card, you will be able to begin checking out library books and using our online resources that same day.
We do accept donations of items (excluding encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, DVDs, and cassette tapes) in like-new condition. All hardcovers should include the dust jacket unless they were designed to be sold without one.
Donated items are occasionally added to the library collection, but most often are put into the book sales run by our Friends of the Library organizations to fund library programs.
We ask that you limit your donation to one or two boxes. You may bring them to the front desk at any of our 3 locations (Statesville, Harmony, Troutman) during regular operating hours (9am-6pm Monday-Saturday at Troutman and Harmony and 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday at Statesville).
Our library offers two different borrowing options for patrons.
For the most access to our resources and services, we recommend signing up for a normal library card. A physical card grants access to our entire print and digital collections, ebooks and eaudio titles, as well as our online databases. You can sign up for a library card by bringing a photo ID to any of our three branches. The address and contact information for our branches can be found here.
For immediate and travel-free access, patrons can instead create an ebook-only account on our Libby website. Just go to the Iredell Libby homepage and click “I would like a card” on the right. This will allow anyone with a local phone number to get set up with Libby and immediately access thousands of ebooks and eaudio titles. Accounts created in this manner are not tied to a regular library card and will only work for Libby’s system. Once you’ve successfully created an account from the home page, you can download the Libby app to any of your devices and get reading.
If you call or visit any of our three branches during normal business hours, they’ll be able to pull up your account and renew you for another three years. All you’ll need to do is verify your contact information and notification preferences—it’s a very quick process.
NC Cardinal is a network of public libraries across North Carolina that have joined together to share books, resources and library cards.
You can request that the book be sent to the Statesville, Harmony or Troutman library’ Just click on the Place Hold button beside that item. The system will ask for your barcode and PIN number, then check about your pickup location, etc., then place the hold.
Besides having access to many more books, you will have more control over your library account. For example, you may choose to keep an ongoing list of items that you check out. Your checkout history lists are private - not available to library staff - and each individual user makes the decision whether to keep such a list. Also, you can choose to receive automatic renewal notices via email or to be notified that holds are available for pickup via email or text messaging notice. You can also reset your password to whatever you choose. You can create and save lists of books you want to read, favorite authors, etc. and these lists never expire.
Free library accounts automatically created for all Iredell County students enrolled in public or charter schools.
Students have access to up to 25 library materials, plus eBooks and eAudiobooksthrough Overdrive, and a plethora of online library resources.
Nothing. Students and teachers in any public or charter school in Iredell County automatically have StudentAccess accounts they can use through their student ID numbers
Use your student ID number for the barcode and the last four digits of the student ID number as your PIN.
You can only have 25 print or audio library items checked out on these accounts at any one time. Also, you can't request items from NC Cardinal libraries via resource sharing.
Students can access eBooks and eAudiobooks and magazines through Overdrive, stream videos through the Just for Kids Streaming Collection, and access online databases including Learning Express Library, NCLive, and much more.
Most books check out for 28 days at a time, with the option for three automatic renewals barring other holds on the item. All check out policies will be the same on these accounts as they would be on regular ICPL cards.
Yes. The student ID number and pin will log them into library computers just as a regular library card can.
Yes. Students can log in via the ICPL website with their student ID number and pin to view the items checked out on their account, as well as to renew or request items.
No. Even though the items on the account will appear overdue, no fines should be accumulating on the account. However, if an item is lost or damaged the cost of the item will be attached to the student's account barring them from use until the item is returned or the cost is paid.
Students will be permitted to renew items up to three times. After the due date of the final renewal, students will have 90 days to return the item before it gets marked as lost.
Yes. A parent or guardian simply needs to complete an opt-out form and return it to their local library branch or school. Forms are available at either the library or their school.