Welcome to your local branch of the Randolph County Public Library system. Founded in 1973 by the Archdale City Council, Archdale Library joined the Randolph County Public Library (RCPL) system in 1992. The headquarters branch of RCPL is in Asheboro and the system has branches in Archdale, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman and Seagrove. All circulating items are freely shared throughout the system.
As your community library, we urge you to tell your family, friends and co-workers about all that the library has to offer. Anyone living in North Carolina with a photo ID and proof of current address can get a library card. Public school students from Asheboro City Schools, Randolph County Schools and Uwharrie Charter Academy can check out books and access library services by using their school “lunch number.” This is made possible by the “REAL2” collaboration between RCPL and area schools.
We offer big city services while maintaining a “family-friendly” environment. We are generously supported by the Archdale Library Friends (ALF). ALF provides financial support for our adult, teen and children’s programming throughout the year.
Library services A to Z:
- ALF sponsored programs
- ALF Book Sales each fall and spring
- Audiobooks on CD and MP3 disc
- Bestselling books in print, audiobook and other formats
- Book Break, our monthly book discussion club
- Book Bites, our monthly “(un) book club”
- Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines through RCPL’s “Digital Depot”
- Electronic databases via RandQuest.org (homework help, genealogy, language learning, test preparation, business and investing, and more)
- Public Internet computers
- Public Wi-Fi
- Large print books
- Leadership/small business books
- Magazines & newspapers
- Meeting room space
- Online catalog (RandolphLibrary.org)
- Study rooms
- Summer reading programs for children, teens and adults
- DVDs & Blu-rays
- Weekly story times (now including virtual storytimes through facebook.com/ArchdaleLibrary)