Central Library

About Central Library

The Central Library is conveniently located in downtown Winston Salem. Opening in 2017, the new building houses the North Carolina Collection, as well as the Small Business Resource Center and Nonprofit Resource Center. The Central Library is also home to a sound production studio and Makerspace.

  • Branch Manager - Nan LaRosee
  • (336) 703-2665
  • 660 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Library News

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Event Calendar

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Newsletters

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Our Services

Book Clubs

Join fellow readers at Central's book clubs. Join us for an exciting discussion, snacks, and fellowship.

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Assistive Technology

Computers for those with disabilities. Software includes text-to-speech, dictation and word prediction.

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Meeting Spaces

Reserve a meeting space for your business and education needs.

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Central Library

660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336 703 BOOK (2665)
Fax: 336 727 2549
Email: Contact Us
Hours of Operation

Limited Browsing and Borrowing
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To-Go Service Hours
Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
Thursday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings
Holiday Closings
Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Friday, April 7 - Good Friday
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day
Friday, November 10 - Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24 - Thanksgiving
Friday, December 22 - Christmas holiday begins
Monday, December 25 - Christmas
Tuesday, December 26 - Christmas