Camden County Public Library Offers numerous services to Camden County residents. As always, our friendly and professional staff is always happy to help you find the right book, item, or information using our in-house collection and online resources that best suits your needs.

Our Library Collection

The library collection includes bestsellers, books for children, tweens and teens, as well as nonfiction books and DVDs for all ages.

Library Cards

You will need a library card to check out library items. Library cards are issued to any resident in one of the four EARL counties with a photo ID and/or proof of residency (an utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage). Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian with a photo ID to sign as the responsible party. Your library card is a contract stating you are responsible for the care and return of the materials you borrow.

Visitors (Non-residents; non-property owners), there is a $15 fee to obtain a library card. Members of the military will receive a free library card. County employees who live outside the EARL service area will receive a free library card. The employee must show proof of identification in forms of county ID card or pay stub.

Loan periods

All books and DVDs can be checked out for 3 weeks (14-day for new DVDs and new book releases).  Books and other Items can be renewed twice -- In person, by phone or online - unless a request has been placed by another patron.  A 5-day grace period is allowed after the due date in which to return books and items.  After the 5-day grace period, the fine charged is .10 per day from the original due date.

Technology Access and Services

Our library provides computer, internet and wireless access for use by the public, free of charge. We have a printer, copier, scanning, and fax services, all are available for a small fee. Black & White prints and copies are 15 cents per page. Color prints and copies are 25 cents per page.


The East Albemarle Regional Library is pleased to present audiobooks and eBooks from the Libby App/E-iNC Library for you to borrow.  You will need to install the Libby App on your computer or other mobile and electronic devices to check out and read eBooks.  You will need your 14-digit library card number and your library card PIN number (Usually the last four digits of your phone number).  For more information, please call or come to the library and we will be glad to help.

Online Databases

Online databases from NC LIVE, North Carolina's Online Library, are especially useful for students of all ages, including students attending school online.  The library provides online access to articles (many full-text) from newspapers, magazines, journals and encyclopedias using authoritative, searchable databases.  Useful website links and electronic books are also available.  The databases may be used in the library or remotely from any work, school, or home computer with Internet access using your library card number.

Intra-Library Loan

Can't find the book you are looking for?  As a member of the East Albemarle Regional Library System which serves Camden, Dare, Currituck and Pasquotank Counties, you can request books and other items from any of the other 8 EARL libraries and receive them within a few days.  Still can't locate what you are looking for?  Ask about our Inter-library Loan service.  We will search the entire country for you. There is a $4.50 shipping and processing fee for inter-library loans.


Watch for our schedule of reading, education, cultural, and technology programs for children, teens, and adults, including story times for preschool ages. Please check our Calendar of Events link and our Facebook page for up-to-date information on our programs.

Library Meeting Room

The library meeting room use is for civic and educational purposes only. All Non-profit organizations can call to schedule our library meeting room free of charge. The library meeting room use is permitted to non-profit groups regardless of their beliefs or affiliations. The meeting room shall not be used for private functions, commercial purposes, for the solicitation of business, or for profit. Please click here for more information and library meeting room use policy. Please note -- use of the library meeting room is only available during library's regular hours of operation.

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118 NC Highway 343 North
Camden, NC 27921


Phone: 252-331-2543 | Fax: 252-331-2196


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