How do I get a library card?Library cards are issued free of charge to residents of Dare County as well as Dare County property owners. For adults, we require proper identification with your current address, such as a current driver's license. If your picture ID does not have your present address (for example, if you have recently moved), you can also bring in a current utility bill as proof of address. Parents or legal guardian must sign for children under 18 years of age.
Library cards are honored at all libraries of the East Albemarle Regional Library System, which are: Barco, Corolla, and Moyock in Currituck County, the Camden County Library, the Pasquotank County Library in Elizabeth City, and the Dare County Libraries in Manteo, Hatteras and Kill Devil Hills.
How can I find out what the library has available?Our online catalog is available from any Internet-accessible device at East Albemarle Regional Library System. Our catalog allows you to search an individual library or the combined holdings of the three libraries in Dare County (Manteo, Hatteras, and Kill Devil Hills) as well as the Camden, Barco, Corolla, Moyock, and Pasquotank Libraries.
What if I lose my library card?Please notify us immediately. You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card.
How long is my library card good for?Cards are valid for one year. Each year, customers are required to verify that the information on file for them is accurate and complete.
Library customers are responsible for notifying the library promptly of any substantive change to their information, including name, address, phone number, and email address.
How do I donate used books to the library?The library gladly accepts donations of 'gently used' books. Many used books are added to our collection or swapped out to replace well used copies of titles that we already own. We do not accept used textbooks or items in unsellable condition. If you have a large number of books to donate, please call ahead as our storage space is limited. The library is unable to offer a tax value for any used books donated to us. Donated items we choose not to add to our collection are put in our on-going used book sale. All proceeds of this sale benefit the Dare County Library's programs and collections.
"The library is central to our free society. It is a critical element in the free exchange of information at the heart of our democracy." - Andrew Carnegie
Providing information and resources in an atmosphere of helpfulness is the mission of the Dare County Library. A wide range of programs and services are readily available at all Dare County Libraries for children, teens, and adults. There are evening and Saturday hours in all three Dare County Libraries; please call or check the branch information website for specific hours of service.
700 Highway 64/264
Manteo, NC 27954
Hatteras Community Building
56658 NC Highway 12
Hatteras, NC 27943
Kill Devil Hills Library
400 Mustian Street
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
LIBRARY ENRICHMENT SERIES: JANUARY-MARCH PROGRAMS
Road To A Healthier You, presented by the Outer Banks Hospital Center for Healthy Living, will provide information about plant-based nutrition, weight management and health coaching. Registration is required for this program Call 252-449-7300 to register for the presentation being held at your library.
Wednesday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Manteo Library
Wednesday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kill Devil Hills Library
Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hatteras Library
Mindfulness, presented by the Outer Banks Inner Journey Center, will provide information about how to practice mindfulness to help you ease stress, face life’s pressures, adjust to new situations, and set new life goals. No registration is required for this program.
Wednesday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kill Devil Hills Library
Wednesday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hatteras Library
Wednesday, February 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the Manteo Library
Photography Tips, join the OBX BeachBum, Roy Edlund, as he presents tips about how to take great photographs. Learn about lighting, shutter speeds, camera and lens selection, web posting, printing, and more. No registration is required for this program.
Wednesday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Manteo Library
Wednesday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kill Devil Hills Library
Wednesday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hatteras Library