Library News & Notes

March 27, 2020

Enjoy home-access to Library Edition

In response to the COVID-19 closures, access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to Beaufort County Library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

This home access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.

How to Access
Access to Library Edition requires a password. To receive the special password, visit our Contact Us page to request the password. Please be sure to include your 13-digit library card number. Customers can then access by visiting the library's page.

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March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

Library System To Offer Temporary Library Cards to All Beaufort County Residents During COVID-19 Closures

No library card? No problem.

In response to the COVID-19 closures, the Beaufort County Library system is offering all Beaufort County residents the opportunity to receive a 30-day temporary library card so that they can enjoy all of the digital resources available through the library system, such as downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, music, and popular digital magazines through services such as Hoopla Digital, the cloudLibrary, and Flipster

All content in Hoopla Digital is available instantly, with no wait lists. Flipster offers over 50 popular magaz...

March 17, 2020

Good news! To help our customers enjoy as much content as possible during our temporary closure, we are happy to announce that we are temporarily increasing the amount of Hoopla borrows from 6 borrows per month to 8 per month. This change is now in effect.

Remember, there are no wait lists in Hoopla - so if you see something you like, you can borrow it instantly with no waiting.

March 16, 2020

Please note that library system staff are available via the Contact Us form.

UPDATE 5/15/20: The Library system will make an announcement soon. To be among the first to know about library news and any changes in service, we encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletters. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support.

UPDATE 3/31/2020: The Library system will remain closed until further notice.

UPDATE 3/16/20:

The Beaufort County Library system thanks our community for its patience and understanding as we closely monitor COVID-19 developments and work to mitigate issues related to the temporary closure of the library system.

During the library’...

March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13: In accordance with the current health emergency, the Beaufort County Library system will suspend all bookmobile service and library outreach activities for two weeks starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.

The two week suspension may be extended for additional weeks if deemed necessary. 

Bookmobile patrons will not be charged fines during this time frame. 

We value providing bookmobile and outreach services to the community. Please stay tuned to the website for updates as to when these services will resume.

At this time all other library services will operate as normal.

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