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North Carolina Library Facts

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Library Score

North Carolina has lots of libraries

Libraries

386
38 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

North Carolina is a big state!

State Population

10,056,683

Library Programs Score

Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in North Carolina!

Computers Available

7,593

Bookmobiles

20
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Books, Music, & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Programs
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Library Programs Score

Library Programs

368
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

240
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

33
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

6
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

9
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

55%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in North Carolina!

Librarians

3,034

Average Librarian Salary

$37,250
Funds
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Funding Score

North Carolina libraries have lower funding compared to other states!

Libary Funding per Person

$22
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Chapel Hill Public Library
#543 Nationally
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514

#2 Mooresville Public Library
#569 Nationally
304 S. Main Street
Mooresville, North Carolina 28115

#3 High Point Public Library
#1,016 Nationally
901 North Main Street
High Point, North Carolina 27262

#4 Hickory Public Library
#1,033 Nationally
375 3rd Street NE
Hickory, North Carolina 28601

#5 Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
#1,205 Nationally
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301

#5 Durham County Library
#1,205 Nationally
300 North Roxboro Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

#7 Fontana Regional Library
#1,214 Nationally
33 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713

#8 Southern Pines Public Library
#1,231 Nationally
170 W. Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387

#9 Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
#1,274 Nationally
310 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

#10 Jacob Mauney Memorial Library
#1,334 Nationally
100 S. Piedmont Avenue
Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086

#11 Transylvania County Library
#1,403 Nationally
212 S. Gaston Street
Brevard, North Carolina 28712

#12 George H. and Laura E. Brown Public Library
#1,696 Nationally
122 Van Norden Street
Washington, North Carolina 27889

#13 Henderson County Public Library
#1,945 Nationally
301 North Washington Street
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739

#14 Greensboro Public Library
#2,160 Nationally
219 North Church Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

#15 Buncombe County Public Libraries
#2,229 Nationally
67 Haywood Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

#16 Catawba County Library
#2,323 Nationally
115 W. C. Street
Newton, North Carolina 28658

#17 Forsyth County Public Library
#2,409 Nationally
660 W. 5th Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

#18 Wake County Public Libraries
#2,418 Nationally
4020 Carya Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610

#19 Davidson County Public Library System
#2,495 Nationally
602 S. Main Street
Lexington, North Carolina 27292

#20 East Albemarle Regional Library
#2,616 Nationally
100 E. Colonial Avenue
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909

#21 Rowan Public Library
#2,659 Nationally
201 W. Fisher Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

#22 New Hanover County Public Library
#2,667 Nationally
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

#23 Union County Public Library
#2,736 Nationally
316 E. Windsor Street
Monroe, North Carolina 28112

#24 Gaston County Public Library
#2,779 Nationally
1555 East Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

#25 Farmville Public Library
#2,805 Nationally
4276 W. Church Street
Farmville, North Carolina 27828

#26 Polk County Public Library
#2,813 Nationally
1289 W. Mills Street
Columbus, North Carolina 28722

#27 Randolph Public Library
#2,839 Nationally
201 Worth Street
Asheboro, North Carolina 27203

#28 Chatham County Public Libraries
#2,874 Nationally
197 Nc Highway 87 North
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312

#29 Haywood County Public Library
#2,934 Nationally
678 S. Haywood Street
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786

#30 Orange County Public Library
#3,054 Nationally
137 W. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278

#31 Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library
#3,157 Nationally
400 Johnson Street
New Bern, North Carolina 28560

#32 Neuse Regional Library
#3,200 Nationally
510 North Queen Street
Kinston, North Carolina 28501

#33 Braswell Memorial Library
#3,235 Nationally
727 North Grace Street
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

#34 Alamance County Public Libraries
#3,286 Nationally
342 S. Spring Street
Burlington, North Carolina 27215

#35 Cabarrus County Public Library
#3,321 Nationally
27 Union Street North
Concord, North Carolina 28025

#36 Iredell County Library
#3,475 Nationally
201 North Tradd Street
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

#37 Madison County Public Library
#3,510 Nationally
1335 North Main Street
Marshall, North Carolina 28753

#38 Appalachian Regional Library
#3,579 Nationally
148 Library Drive
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694

#39 Wayne County Public Library
#3,673 Nationally
1001 E. Ash Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

#40 Sheppard Memorial Library
#3,690 Nationally
530 S. Evans Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27858

#41 Onslow County Public Library
#3,733 Nationally
58 Doris Avenue E.
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540

#42 Wilson County Public Library
#3,794 Nationally
249 Nash Street W.
Wilson, North Carolina 27893

#43 Lincoln County Public Library
#3,854 Nationally
306 W. Main Street
Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092

#44 Pettigrew Regional Library
#3,897 Nationally
201 E. Third Street
Plymouth, North Carolina 27962

#45 Granville County Library System
#3,914 Nationally
210 Main Street
Oxford, North Carolina 27565

#45 Mcdowell County Public Library
#3,914 Nationally
90 W. Court Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

#47 Northwestern Regional Library
#3,923 Nationally
111 North Front Street
Elkin, North Carolina 28621

#48 Caldwell County Public Library
#4,069 Nationally
120 Hospital Avenue
Lenoir, North Carolina 28645

#49 Rockingham County Public Library
#4,172 Nationally
527 Boone Road
Eden, North Carolina 27288

#50 Sandhill Regional Library System
#4,224 Nationally
412 E. Franklin Street
Rockingham, North Carolina 28379