Research & Learn

Reference, Information, Programming Services

Alamance County Public Libraries offer a variety of Reference, Information, and Programming resources  to assist you with all of your information needs.

Ask A Librarian

The staff of each branch of the Alamance County Public Libraries strives to provide for the information needs of the public, in person, by email: reference.staff@alamancelibraries.org, or by telephone.  Live Chat is available Mondays – Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Print, electronic and online resources may all be used to locate information. For extensive research, the staff will assist in searching for the information needed. 

How Do I…

Find a Book
Get a Library Card
Find Library Hours & Locations
Reserve/Renew a Book
Get Downloadable Books
Search Our Resources
Make a Suggestion
Reserve a Zoom Pass
Request a Mobile Café or Library Stop
Request a Meeting Room
Have an Exhibit
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Crafts & Activities

We are proud to offer a variety of craft and activity programs for adults. Specific details, dates and times can be found through our social media platforms and our calendar.

Many common themes include:
  • Crafting & Coloring
  • Movement & Fitness
  • Writer’s Groups
  • Interests Clubs
Creativebug is Now Available!

Book Clubs

Book clubs meet once a month at May Memorial, Mebane, and Graham Public Libraries. Copies of the books are available for check out at the library.

Personalized Readers’ Advisory

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If you’re 18 or older sign up to get personalized book selection services from a dedicated selector! Fill out our online form to let your selector know your reading preferences and within three (3) days your assigned selector will contact you to introduce you to the program. Steps to getting your curated collection: Fill out…

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InterLibrary Loan Services

Materials not owned by any of the libraries of the Alamance  County Public Libraries may be borrowed via InterLibrary Loan Service.  To request ILL materials, individuals must have a valid Alamance County Public Libraries library card and be willing to pay a fee of $3 per item for return postage. See our InterLibrary Loan guidelines for more information.

Facilitators

Facilitation

Tired of poorly planned, unfocused and badly run meetings that waste time? We are too.  Let us help you get better results at your events, meetings, etc.  Our facilitators are trained and available to you anytime.  Requests must be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance to schedule and prepare for appointments. Please be…

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Wireless Printing

Print from your hand-held devices to the Graham, Mebane or May Memorial public libraries.  10 cents per page for black and white printing and 40 center per page for color printing.

Job Help

Jobs Resources

A collection of resources for job seekers to improve your skills, get tips in resumes, cover letters, interviewing and more.

Voter Education Resources

Ready to Vote

Find information on your rights as a voter, get registered, find your polling site, and many other resources to keep informed.

Local History and Genealogy Departments

The May Memorial Library maintains a Local History Collection which is accessible during regular library hours. Included in this collection are works on the history and genealogy of Alamance County and its contiguous counties — Caswell, Chatham, Orange, and Guilford. 

In addition, the branch libraries have small collections of historical and genealogical materials that are related to their geographical location.  Please call each branch for more specific information about their holdings.

The Local History & Genealogy Librarian works out of the May Memorial Library and may be contacted directly at reference.staff@alamancelibraries.org. Limited inquiries may be answered via mail if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is provided.

Affordable Care Act

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Affordable Health Care in Alamance County Important dates: November 1, 2020: Beginning of Open Enrollment – anyone can buy or change their insurance plan on HealthCare.govDecember 15, 2020: Last day to choose plan that will start on January 1, 2021You must pay your first month’s premium before the start of your plan. Plan to pay…

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Indie Author Project

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ACPL now has access to the Indie Author Project submission platform, powered by Library Journal, available. Submit your indie-published book here, you can share you ebook(s) with patrons of your local library and libraries throughout your state.

Business and Non-Profit Resource Center

Business and manufacturing guides and directories suited to the needs of jobseekers, investors, entrepreneurs, small business people, students, and other interested parties are available for use in each of the libraries, though the  most extensive collection of materials is found at the May Memorial Library.  Please call each branch for more specific information about materials in the Business Collection.

The Nonprofit Resource Center at May Memorial Library is a special collection of how-to books, directories, and computer resources designed to assist local nonprofits to find additional sources of financial support and strengthen their operations.

Videophone -Available at the May Memorial Library

A Sorenson videophone is available for use during library hours of operation at May Memorial Library (342 South Spring Street, Burlington, NC).  The videophone is a Video Relay System which allows a deaf person to use sign language with an interpreter/phone relay operator who will then make the call and translate for a hearing person.