Library Services

Today’s libraries offer so much more than books and DVDs. Whether you’re looking for a nice place to research, a book club, engaging activities for children and teens, or resources for teaching, you’ll find it at a Granville County Library System location.

Parents can spend time with children and start building a lifelong love of learning with storytime for young children, books, and e-books designed for children. Of course parents can find plenty of good reading for adults, as well as parenting resources.

Students have access to resources for homework, papers, and projects, as well as books and more! College-bound students can find SAT and ACT prep resources, as well as  information about applying to colleges.

The Granville County Library System offers free exam proctoring at the Richard H. Thornton Library by appointment only. All appointments and scheduling changes should be made at least 48 hours in advance. All UNC system students should schedule exams via the UNC proctoring dashboard. Non-UNC system test takers are required to contact the Adult Services Department to schedule a proctoring appointment. For questions or for more information, contact the Adult Services Department at 919-693-1121 or email the proctoring staff. The Granville County Library System is a registered proctor with the UNC system.

Teachers can find fresh ideas for the classroom, including Boodle Bags with stories, puppets and activities for elementary teachers.

Job seekers not only have access to the internet to search job openings, but can also find tips for creating a successful resume and acing an interview.

Across the adult lifespan, there are a variety of services and programs. Topics such as resume building and computer workshops are free and, regardless of skill or ability, everyone is welcome!

Your Library Card

You can access all of the resources of the library for free with a library card. Sign up for a card today.

Policies for Checking Out Materials

Item Type Circulation Period Limit Per Card Overdue Fees
Books 3 weeks None $0.15/day ($5.00 max)
Audio Books 3 weeks None $0.15/day ($5.00 max)
VHS Tapes 1 week None $0.15/day ($5.00 max)
DVD’s 1 week 5 $0.15/day ($5.00 max)
Magazines 1 week 5 $0.15/day ($5.00 max)
Boodlebags 3 weeks 1 – adult only $1/day ($100 max)
Holiday Boodlebags 1 week 1 – adult only $1/day ($100 max)