Services

Book-A-Librarian

Make an appointment for personalized assistance from one of our staff members.  Whether you need help with a research project, assistance using the computer, or are looking for reading recommendations for yourself or a family member, our staff are here to help.  Fill out the form here or call the library to make your appointment.

Makerspace

Have you visited the library’s makerspace? We have art and craft supplies, games, puzzles, LEGOs, gaming computers, a 3D printer and more!

Passports

The Rutherford County Library System’s main location on Callahan Koon Road in Spindale is a Passport Acceptance Facility. Applications are accepted by appointment only.  Please call 828-287-6115 and press option 2 to schedule a time.

Public Computers

All three library locations have a number of computers available for public use. The computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and internet access.

Get A Library Card

Some library services require the use of a library card. Getting a library card is quick, easy, and FREE for Rutherford County residents. See a staff member for more information.

Printing/Photocopies

Printing from the public computers and photocopying services are available at each library location. The cost is $0.25 per page.

Faxing/Scanning

Faxing services are available at each library location. The cost is $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page.

Document scanning is also available at each library location and there is no cost.

Kits

Each library location has a number of kits available for checkout. These include Story Kits for young children, STEM kits for older children, Cake Pans, Fitness Kits, 3D Pens, and more!

REaD Access

The library system has partnered with local schools to provide children in K-12 with library accounts.

Clubs, Groups, & Activities

The Rutherford County Library System hosts a number of clubs, groups, and ongoing activities at all three locations.

NC Cardinal

In March 2020, the Rutherford County Library System and the municipal libraries in Rutherford County (Spindale Public Library, Norris Public Library, and Mooneyham Public Library) migrated to NC Cardinal. Click the button to read more about NC Cardinal and watch our how-to videos.

Zoom Pass

Rutherford County Library System and the Foothills Library Consortium offer Zoom Passes to area museums and attractions! Click below to learn more about how it works.

Book-A-Librarian

Make an appointment for personalized assistance from one of our staff members.  Whether you need help with a research project, assistance using the computer, or are looking for reading recommendations for yourself or a family member, our staff are here to help.  Fill out the form here or call the library to make your appointment.

Makerspace

Have you visited the library’s makerspace? We have art and craft supplies, games, puzzles, LEGOs, gaming computers, a 3D printer and more!

Passports

The Rutherford County Library System’s main location on Callahan Koon Road in Spindale is a Passport Acceptance Facility. Applications are accepted by appointment only.  Please call 828-287-6115 and press option 2 to schedule a time.

Public Computers

All three library locations have a number of computers available for public use. The computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and internet access.

Get A Library Card

Some library services require the use of a library card. Getting a library card is quick, easy, and FREE for Rutherford County residents. See a staff member for more information.

Printing/Photocopies

Printing from the public computers and photocopying services are available at each library location. The cost is $0.25 per page.

Faxing/Scanning

Faxing services are available at each library location. The cost is $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page.

Document scanning is also available at each library location and there is no cost.

Kits

Each library location has a number of kits available for checkout. These include Story Kits for young children, STEM kits for older children, Cake Pans, Fitness Kits, 3D Pens, and more!

REaD Access

The library system has partnered with local schools to provide children in K-12 with library accounts.

Clubs, Groups, & Activities

The Rutherford County Library System hosts a number of clubs, groups, and ongoing activities at all three locations.

NC Cardinal

In March 2020, the Rutherford County Library System and the municipal libraries in Rutherford County (Spindale Public Library, Norris Public Library, and Mooneyham Public Library) migrated to NC Cardinal. Click the button to read more about NC Cardinal and watch our how-to videos.

Zoom Pass

Rutherford County Library System and the Foothills Library Consortium offer Zoom Passes to area museums and attractions! Click below to learn more about how it works.

Featured Apps

Libby by OverDrive

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Libby by OverDrive provides access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available from the North Carolina Digital Library and the NC Kids Digital Library.

hoopla

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The hoopla app provides access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, and television shows.

Other Services

Little Libraries

The library is proud to sponsor several “little libraries” around the county. These operate as free book exchanges…take a book, leave a book. The library will also periodically stock the libraries with additional titles suitable for children, teens, and adults. Special thanks to Rutherford County Woodworkers Association and Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild for their work in building and painting the little libraries. Click the location names below for a map:

Golden Valley Community Clubhouse
Whitehouse Community Clubhouse
Gilkey Community Center
American Legion Post 74