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Tarboro Main Branch

909 N. Main St

Tarboro, NC 27886

Phone (252) 823-1141

Fax (252) 823-7699

Our Hours of Operation:

Monday -- Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 6 pm

Saturday 9am - 5 pm

Library Card

What do I need to do to get a library card? 

Any resident of Edgecombe County and surrounding counties is eligible to receive a library card. The library card may be used at the main library or the Pinetops branch. Individuals 17 and under may receive a card if a parent or legal guardian comes in and obtains the card for them. Individuals 18 and older may obtain one without a parent or guardian. All individuals must show proper identification in order to get a card. The first library card is free. Replacement fees are $5.00 for lost cards. Out of service area residents may receive a library card for a $10.00 annual fee.

Online Resources

Library Events



LIBRARY CARD (1st one) *     FREE

The Latest Books, Books on Cassette, Books on CD, Downloadable Books, Magazines and Newspapers     FREE

Book(s) Renewal by Phone or on the Internet     FREE

Computer Use/Internet Access     FREE

ECML cover sheet     FREE

Expert Genealogy Help     FREE

Expert Reference Help     FREE

Meeting Space     FREE

Story Time for Children       FREE

Summer Reading Program     FREE

Tax Forms (original Federal only)     FREE


IN ADDITION (for a minimum charge) we offer:

Copies  (B/W)      .15 cents/page or  .10 cents /page for FOL members

             (Color)    $1.00/page or .75 cents/page for FOL members +

Faxes   (sending and receiving)     $1.00 per page

Flash drive     $10.00/each

Friends of the Library membership (annual)     $5.00 student/ $15.00 adult

(Life membership)                  $150.00 adult

Interlibrary loan     $3.00

Laminating     .50/wallet card or 1.00/foot

Overdue Books, Audio Cassettes, CD, DVD or Blu-Ray      .20 cents per day per item**

 **Fines waived six times per year for Friends of the Library members

* Replacement card     $5.00