The library houses more than 23,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, popular fiction and non-fiction, classics, and a large collection of classical music. Special collections include the North Carolina collection, the Tryon authors collection, the Sidney Lanier collection, a children’s collection of award winning authors, and the a business collection that includes The Wall Street Journal, and Barron's. Additionally, the library subscribes to over 60 periodicals to accommodate the diverse interests of our members. The large print book collection contains fiction, non-fiction, and biographies. In other media there are award winning films on DVD and video tapes as well as books on CDs. Over the years the library has acquired a sizeable arts and crafts collection from generous donors.
Acquisitions are selected by a Media Selection Comittee and the Executive Director and are based on member interest, permanence of interest, authority of author and publisher, literary merit and significance of the subject matter. Members' suggestions for purchase of both print and non-print items are appreciated. If you have a suggestion, please call us at (828) 859-9535.