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Catawba County is home to the following nine Libraries: Catawba County Library, Claremont Branch Library, Conover Express Branch Library, Maiden Branch Library, Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Ridgeview Branch Library, Saint Stephens Branch Library, Sherrills Ford Branch, and Southwest Branch Library.

Catawba County Library System Services are as follows: Computers and Internet Access for the Public, Tours / Instruction/ School Assignments, Recommended Reading, Tax Forms, Exhibits and Displays, Coin-Operated Copiers, Meeting Rooms, and ADA Statement. All the Libraries under the Catawba County Library System have Microsoft Office 2000 suite. This includes: Microsoft Word 2000, Excel 2000, Publisher 2000, PowerPoint 2000, and Access 2000.

Catawba County Library has two Computer Labs and offers free computer classes on a monthly basis. The labs are located at the Newton Main Branch and the Conover Express Branch. Residents of Catawba County may book Meeting rooms of various sizes. The meeting rooms are available at the Newton , St. Stephens, and Southwest branches. Each library branch maintains current Accelerated Reading and Reading Counts lists from schools in their area.

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library approximately has 34,319 registered residents. Their circulation last year was 432,492. Hickory 's estimated population in 2004 was 38,874, but we are situated in the center of the Hickory MSA, with a population of 348,000. Their collection houses 115,396 volumes, 9,272 videotapes, and 6,946 audio recordings. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library subscribes to 377 periodicals.

Contact information:

Catawba County Library System
Main Library
115 West C Street,
Newton , NC 28658
Phone: (828) 465-8664
Fax: (828) 465-8293

Claremont Branch Library
3288 East Main St .
Claremont , North Carolina 28610
Phone: (828) 459-9311

Maiden Branch Library
11 South A Avenue
Maiden , North Carolina 28650
Phone: (828) 428-2712
Fax: (828) 428-3845

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
375 3rd Street NE.,
Hickory , NC 28601
Phone: (828) 304-0500



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