Each location is home to unique collections, programs, and services, as well as a core collection of reference, current fiction, nonfiction, and children's materials. All locations offer weekly storytimes for preschoolers, afternoon programs for school-aged children, and book discussion groups for all ages. Meeting spaces are also available.
All locations of the Greensboro Public Library are currently closed.
Central Library customers have access to more than 100 computers, including a computer lab with 12 workstations and free computer training. Special collections include the North Carolina Collection and Business Advantage. Large meeting spaces and tutoring rooms are available.
Benjamin Branch Library is located in the Guilford Hills neighborhood across from General Greene Elementary School. This branch offers a broad range of children's programming, access to computers, and meeting space with seating for 40 people.
Glenn McNairy Branch Library
4860 Lake Jeanette Rd; Phone:336-373-2015 Map | Website Branch Manager: Kate Budries
The Glenn McNairy Library is located near Lake Jeanette and adjacent to Greensboro Fire Station 43. The branch offers children, teens, and adults an innovative technological experience. Children can experience interactive educational games and teens and adults have access to portable digital media.
Glenwood Library is home to the Greensboro Neighborhood Information Center and the Multicultural Resource Center. Here you will find the Library's foreign language learning collection as well as materials in at least nine different languages. Glenwood offers extensive programs and services for speakers of other languages who are learning English, including tutoring, conversation clubs, and software in a specialized English as a Second Language computer lab.
The Hemphill Branch Library is an innovative combination of art gallery and public library. You will find all the traditional services you expect from your neighborhood library plus art exhibits and the ArtQuest studio. Other features include a reading garden, family room, and special tree house in the children's room.
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch 1420 Price Park Rd.; Phone: 336-373-2923 Map | Website Branch Manager: Katie Fanstill
This library is located in the 98-acre Price Park, which includes a bird and butterfly meadow, reading garden, walking trails, ponds and wetlands. In addition to popular collections, this branch has an extensive collection of nature, gardening, and environmental resources for children and adults.
At the McGirt-Horton Branch, there are two covered exterior spaces accessed from inside the library, one for teens and the other for adults and children. The branch offers more than 30 public computers and a Special Collections area, which includes the African American Collection. The children’s area contains special interactive features that encourage discovery and literacy. One wing of the building is designed for teens and includes a video lounge area, sound booth, and multimedia lab.
Vance H. Chavis Lifelong Learning Branch Library 900 S. Benbow Rd.; Phone: 336-373-5838 Map | Website Branch Manager: Brandon Britt
This branch is home to Greensboro Public Library's first computer lab where you will find specialty classes for seniors and teens. Chavis also houses an extensive African-American collection of both fiction and nonfiction.
Greensboro History Museum 130 Summit Ave.; Phone:336-373-2043 Map | Website Director of Greensboro History Museum: Carol Hart
The Greensboro History Museum became a division of the Libraries Department in 1997. Both institutions share an educational mission and dedication to celebrating the varied cultures that make up our community.