About the Library

The Burke County Public Library is made up of the Morganton Public Library (1923), the Valdese Public Library (1944), and the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library (1997). These libraries are all located on the I-40 corridor in the Foothills of North Carolina. The Burke County Public Library strives to improve lives through reading, learning, connecting, and creating.

Locations, Hours, and Directions

C.B. Hildebrand
Public Library

828-764-9283

Fax: 828-764-9256

Monday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

The C.B. Hildebrand Public Library will be closed from 1pm-2pm on Saturdays for Lunch

Photo of the building

 

Driving Directions:

From the Interstate:
Take Exit 119B, turning north onto S.Center St, heading into Hildebran. Drive 0.5 miles, and turn left onto Main Ave West. You will see the library/senior center on the hill to your left. The driveway is just past the building.

From Hwy 70:
Turn onto S. Center St. Drive 0.5 miles, and turn right onto Main Ave West. You will see the library/senior center on the hill to your left. The driveway is just past the building.

Morganton
Public Library

828-764-9261

Fax: 828-433-1914

Monday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Last entry is 15 minutes prior to closing.

Photo of the building

Driving Directions:

From Interstate 40:
Take Exit 105 and follow 18 North. Travel approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto W. Concord Street, go through two traffic lights, and the parkinglot for the library will be to your left. The library will be just across from the lot on your right.

Valdese
Public Library

828-874-2421

Fax: 828-874-1211

Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

 

Photo of the building

 

Driving Directions:

From the Interstate:
Take Exit 111 and turn onto Carolina Street. (I-40 east, this is a right turn from the exit; I-40 west, this is a left turn from the exit). Follow Carolina for approximately 1 mile and turn left onto St. Germain Avenue. Valdese Public Library is the second building on left, next door to the First United Methodist church.

From Hwy 70:
Turn onto Carolina Street, drive one block, and make a right onto St. Germain. Valdese Public Library is the second building on left, next door to the First United Methodist church.

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Call Us

Morganton Public Library
(828) 764-9261

Valdese Public Library
(828) 874-2421

C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
(828) 764-9283

Scheduled Closings

Friday, December 8, 2023 (Staff Training Day)

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 25, 26, and 27, 2023 (Christmas)

Monday, January 1, 2024 (New Year’s Day)

Monday, January 15, 2024 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, 2024 (Good Friday)

Friday, May 24, 2024 (Staff Training Day)

Monday, May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day)

Thursday, July 4, 2024 (Independence Day)

Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)

Monday, November 11, 2024 (Veteran’s Day)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 28, 29, and 30 2024 (Thanksgiving)

December date TBD (Staff Training Day)

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 24, 25, and 26, 2024 (Christmas)

Wednesday, January 1, 2025 (New Year’s Day)