Welcome back, we missed you! The library buildings are open to the public Mondays-Fridays from 9am to 5pm with curbside and remote services still available.

Until further notice, Curbside Service will be available at the Columbus Library and Saluda Library Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm. You may choose to pickup requested items curbside or in our buildings.

    • Please do not use the libraries or curbside services if you are feeling sick in any way.
    • Request items through the online catalog (https://polk.nccardinal.org/) or by calling the library at 828-894-8721.
    • Once your items are available, you will be notified with a phone call.
    • If you prefer to pick up your items through curbside delivery, come to the library during the Curbside Service hours listed above.
    • At Columbus? Park in a marked spot to the far end of the parking lot by the woods and call 828-894-8721.
    • At Saluda? Park in the marked parking space and call 828-722-5218.
    • Library staff will ask you for your library card number when you call, so be sure to bring it with you.
    • Only items placed on hold will be available for curbside pickup.

Stay busy with digital programs 

Looking to keep you and your family engaged? Click here or like the Polk County Public Libraries’ Facebook page to find digital storytimes, staff picks, activity ideas, and educational resources. We are also offering Take & Make craft kits and storytime kits to be picked up curbside. For more information on upcoming programs, visit our events calendar.

Introducing Express Books

Not sure what you want to read next? Complete this quick form and staff will hand pick items for you!

While you are home, please continue to enjoy our digital resources:

    • Explore thousands of ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks from NC Digital Library directly from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.
        • We’ve added an extra checkout during this time, so check out up to six items per card at this time.
        • If you have a blocked or expired library card, you will be temporarily allowed to use NC Digital Library.
    • Borrow kids ebooks and audiobooks from NC Kids Digital Library
    • Learn a new language with Mango Languages.

Most of these resources require a library card and PIN/password to access. If you do not know your PIN, call 828-894-8721.