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Patrick Beaver Memorial Library Ridgeview Library

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
375 3rd Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 304-0500

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located in the SALT Block, sharing the campus with the Hickory Museum of Art, Catawba Science Center, Western Piedmont Symphony, Hickory Choral Society, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The library offers materials for all ages, public internet workstations and wireless internet access, adult and children's programming, extensive reference sources, and an indepth local history collection. For more information about library activities, check the events calendar.

Ridgeview Branch Library
706 1st Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 345-6037

Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

The Ridgeview Branch Library has a current collection of bestsellers, DVDs, magazines, and children's materials, as well as public internet workstations and wireless internet access. The library has an active programming schedule for children and adults. Check the events calendar for more information on activities at the Ridgeview Branch Library.


Hickory Public Library Vision

A welcoming place to discover, connect and thrive.

Our Mission

Hickory Public Library connects people with excellent service, resources, and empowering opportunities.

Who Are We?

Hickory Public Library is a department of the City of Hickory, North Carolina, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The library has two locations: the main facility, the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, and the Ridgeview Branch.

Getting a Library Card

Residents of Hickory and Catawba County may use Hickory’s libraries free of charge. For anyone living outside Catawba County, there is an annual fee of $55.00

Registration for library accounts requires a photo ID and proof of current address. A current driver’s license will meet both requirements. Parents may apply for cards for children younger than 18.

Temporary residents of Catawba County may obtain a library card for the non-resident fee of $55.00. The fee is reimbursable upon returning your card and resolving any outstanding balance on the account. Out-of-county visitors who only need internet access may purchase a Computer User’s Card for $5.00

Cards are also available at no cost to students of Lenoir-Rhyne University, employees of the City of Hickory, Catawba County Government and Hickory Public Schools, and media specialists from Catawba County Schools.

Your Library Account

When your card is issued, you will also be asked to choose a PIN number. This number will allow you to check your account in our online catalog, renew your checkouts, place items on hold and use the library’s digital resources.

Library accounts expire annually so that we may keep current contact information for each patron. All overdue items and outstanding fines and fees must be resolved before the account is renewed.

Replacement library cards are available for $2.00. If your card is lost or stolen, please contact the library as soon as possible to protect your account.

Borrowing Items

Library cardholders may borrow up to 10 DVD’s and up to 99 total items at a time.

Item Format Loan Period Renewals Overdue Charges
Books, Audiobooks & Music for Adults 3 weeks 2 .10 per day ($15.00 max per item)
Books, Audiobooks & Music for Children  3 weeks 2 .05 per day ($15.00 max per item)
DVD’s    7 days 2 1.00 per day ($15.00 max per item)

Hold Requests

Place requests for library materials through our online catalog. You'll need your library card number and PIN to access your account. You will be notified when your items are available and we’ll keep them at our front desk for 5 days.

375 3rd Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Main Office: (828) 304-0500
Office Fax: (828) 304-0023





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