Materials for Circulation

We have fiction and non-fiction books that are available for circulation to our patrons. In addition to books, we have audio-visuals. Patrons may check out audio books on CD and DVDs. We also have 41 periodical titles. The recent issue is available for reading in the library. Previous issues are available for circulation.

Reader’s Advisory

The library staff offers reader’s advisory services to our patrons. We are always happy to help you find a book that you may enjoy. If you have read authors that you have enjoyed in the past, we will help you find authors that are similar to those you enjoy. Our staff will also assist you in locating the next book in a series that you are reading.

Internet and Wireless Services

The library has computers for our patrons to use to access the internet. These computers are equipped with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have printing and scanning capabilities. Computers also have printing and scanning capabilities. The only fee involved is for printing, which is twenty cents per page. Patrons may register to use these computers at the front desk. The library has wireless internet service available. To access connect to NorrisLibraryFree and agree to the terms of usage. The wireless service is available from outside the building even when the library is closed.

North Carolina Digital Library

Library patrons with a valid library card from the CMC consortium (County, Municipal, College) are eligible to use the North Carolina Digital Library.

The North Carolina Digital Library has a large collection of eBooks and audio books that are available for checkout. In addition to the eBooks and audio books, there are some magazines available. The magazines must be viewed through the Nook App.

In order to use the North Carolina Digital Library, one must have a PIN on their library record. If you do not have a PIN, you may have a staff member add a PIN to your account.

The North Carolina Digital Library may be accessed by clicking on the NCDL link on the CMC website. This service may also be reached by clicking here to go directly to the North Carolina Digital Library’s website.

Instruction sheets for downloading eBooks on your device are available in the library.

The North Carolina Digital Library is paid for and provided to the CMC consortium by the Rutherford County Library.


ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patron with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. Users are offered everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.

Click here to access the ArtistWorks website. 

ArtistWorks is paid for by the Rutherford County Library.

Copying Services

The library has copying services available. Black and white copies are ten cents per sheet for letter size documents, and they are fifteen cents per sheet for legal or ledger size. Color copies are available for fifty cents a sheet. When having copies made from reference materials in the library, the costs are five cents per sheet for letter size and ten sheets per sheet for legal. Copies will be made within the boundaries of the copyright law. Also, there is a limit of twenty- five copies.