Duplin County Library System prides itself in being the "very best place to start" for finding information and providing recreational and educational materials for patrons of all ages. Services such as photocopying, laminating, faxing, and Wi-Fi are also available. The library system headquarters is located in Kenansville, the county seat. Five branch libraries are located in Beulaville, Faison, Magnolia, Rose Hill and Warsaw. The Duplin County Law Library, located in the Courthouse, is also administered by the public library.
Each of the six public libraries is fully automated and provides free public access to computers and the internet. More than 80,000 items are represented in the collection including fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, magazines and newspapers. Patrons can also access free e-books and downloadable audiobooks via the library website.
In 2000, the library system automated its circulation system which allows remote patron access to the system's catalog via the library and county's websites. Patrons can check their accounts 24/7, as well as renew and request materials from home. Additional services include programming for pre-school children and those who attend daycare centers throughout the county. These programs are scheduled throughout the year with additional events & programs held to give children the opportunity to discover the love of reading and the many valuable resources available to them at the public library.
The public library system provides access, information and connections to libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan services. Additional online reference resources are available via the library website including NC LIVE and Start Squad. Duplin County and a State Aid to Public Libraries grant from the North Carolina General Assembly fund the library system.
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