The Central Library is located in the heart of the cultural district, between the Greensboro Historical Museum and the Cultural Center, directly across from the Greensboro Children's Museum. Library customers have access to more than 100 computers, including a computer lab with 12 workstations and free computer training.
On the first floor, you will find a large and inviting space for kids and a Popular Library offering fiction, audio books, music CDs, DVDs and a Reader's Advisory Desk. On the second floor, you'll find nonfiction, the North Carolina Collection, the Business Collection, past issues of magazines, and an information desk staffed by professional librarians to help you find what you are looking for.
The Benjamin Branch Library is located in the Guilford Hills neighborhood, across from General Greene Elementary School. It offers meeting space with seating capacity of 30-40 adults, a broad range of children's programming, and access to computers.
Glenwood Branch Library is home to the Nonprofit Resource Center, the Greensboro Neighborhood Information Center and the Multicultural Resource Center. Here you will find the Library's foreign language learning collection, as well as materials in at least nine different languages.Glenwood offers extensive programs and services for speakers of other languages who are learning English, including tutoring, conversation clubs, and software in a specialized ESL computer lab.
The Hemphill Branch Library is an innovative combination of art gallery and public library, thanks to our partnership with Green Hill Center for NC Art. You will find all the traditional services you expect from your neighborhood library, plus art exhibits and an ArtQuest studio. Other features include a community garden, family room, and special tree house. See our weekly calendar of events.
This library is located in the 98-acre Price Park, which includes a bird and butterfly meadow, reading garden, walking trails, ponds, and wetlands. In addition to popular collections, the library also has an extensive collection of nature, gardening, and environmental resources for children and adults. The Price Park backpacks are available for adults and children to explore nature along the trails and in their own backyard.
The McGirt-Horton Branch is a 10,000-square-foot building located at the corner of Phillips and Woodbriar avenues, which offers high ceilings and plenty of windows for a bright, open feel that invites children and adults to enjoy a long visit. The building features two covered exterior spaces totaling almost 3,000 square feet, accessed from inside the library. One space is for teens and the other is for adults and children. A Special Collections area includes the African American collection and there are more than 30 public computers throughout the building. The children’s area contains special interactive features that encourage discovery and literacy. One wing of the building is designed for teens and will include a video lounge area, sound booth, and a multimedia lab.
The Vance H. Chavis Lifelong Learning Branch Library touts the motto, "The library in the community and the community in the library." The branch is home to Greensboro Public Library's first computer lab, where you will find specialty classes for seniors and teens. Chavis also houses an extensive African-American collection of both fiction and nonfiction.