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NEW: NC Cardinal!

 Request materials from 160+ libraries throughout NC, and have them delivered locally!

Learn More: NC Cardinal
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Address:  1289 W. Mills St, Columbus, NC  28722 (map)
Phone:  828.894.8721

  • Monday: 9am – 6pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday:  9am – 8pm
  • Friday: 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Address:  44 W. Main St, Saluda, NC  28773 (map)
Phone:  828.749.2117

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 1pm


February 2018

02/20/2018 – Rising Readers
02/20/2018 – Kalimba Performance
02/21/2018 – Kids Program: International Taste Test
02/22/2018 – Baby Bookworms
02/22/2018 – Saluda Teen Space Grand Opening
02/22/2018 – Teen Scene: Despicable Me 3

more events…

NC Cardinal

NC Cardinal is a growing consortium of public libraries in 40 North Carolina counties dedicated to sharing resources and expanding opportunities through the use of a single online catalog. NC Cardinal expands items available to you from about 50,000 items in Polk County Public Libraries to over 6.4 million statewide!

We will be in NC Cardinal, but borrowing from other libraries will be limited for another week while we verify that data has moved properly.

  • The online catalog will look different.
  • Your account PIN will reset to the last four digits of your phone number.
  • You’ll need to select Polk County to log intoNC Digital Library & NC Kids for ebooks and audiobooks. Your holds and checkouts won’t change.
  • You’ll only be able to request Polk-owned items (until Feb. 1.)

Full access to the NC Cardinal consortium becomes available!

  • Request books, movies, music and more from any NC Cardinal library and have them delivered to Columbus or Saluda, free of charge
  • Use your Polk County library card at Henderson and Buncombe County public libraries, or at any other NC Cardinal library.
  • Return your borrowed materials at any NC Cardinal library.

If you have questions about NC Cardinal, if you need help with a new feature, or you run into anything weird, please let us know! Call or visit either library, or email