The Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for a Town holiday.


The Library is not yet open to the public, though curbside pickup is available. Book Returns are open.

Friends Make Major Gift

Thursday, February 27
Chapel Hill Town Council accepted a gift of $185,000 from the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library.
The money will be used to expand access to the Library by adding sixteen additional spaces to the upper parking lot. The one-time gift is in addition to the $130,000 annual gift the Friends make to support the library.

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Coronavirus update

  • We are not open to the public.
  • Materials can be returned, though nothing is due and you will not be charged late fees while we are closed.
  • We are not accepting donations.
  • New users can sign up for a library card for instant access.


Monday 10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 5:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday Closed

Curbside Pickup

  • Holds are limited to 10 items at a time
  • You'll receive an email when your materials are ready.
  • You'll have 7 days to come and pickup items.
  • There is no need to reserve a pickup time, just drive up and call our special "pickup" number 919-932-2942.
  • Staff will bring materials to a table at the curb.
  • Please note that the service is not available on Wednesdays or Sundays.
Visit the catalog to place holds.

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