Building open for Browse, Checkout & Go

The building is opening for browsing and limited computer usage. Please read through these details carefully and be patient with staff and other patrons when you visit. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Hours:
      • Monday-Thursday: 9 am-9 pm
      • Friday-Saturday: 9 am-5 pm
      • Sunday: closed
  • Everyone ages 2+ is required to wear a mask, that covers your nose and mouth, at all times while in the Library building
  • If you are unable to wear a mask due to a health issue, you may use our Drive-up window as your pick up location for holds (on the last screen when placing a hold in our catalog, select “Cary Area Public Library District Drive-up window” from the Pickup Library drop-down menu). Homebound Delivery may be another option for you
  • Please limit your visit to an hour or less. There is a capacity limit, so we ask that you not linger in the building for extended periods or plan to meet others for business or tutoring. Furniture has been temporarily removed to allow and encourage social distancing
  • Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver; children ages 2+ must be wearing a mask
  • You may return items to our 24/7 outside slots on the east side of the building or in the building. 
  • We are quarantining returned materials for 24 hours
  • Our Library of Things collection, STEM Kits, Theme Kits, and Instant Book Club bags are available for checkout and will also be quarantined upon return
  • Three adult and two children’s computers will be available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis with a strict time limit of one hour per day. CAPL cardholders will be given priority. Staff may be able to help computer users in a limited capacity while maintaining a six-foot distance
  • The copying and faxing will be available for use. Staff may be able to help in a limited capacity while maintaining a six-foot distance
  • Study, conference, and meeting rooms are not available for public use at this time
  • We are not accepting passport applications at this time 
  • We are not proctoring tests at this time
  • We are not accepting donations of materials at this time due to space constraints


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