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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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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Contact Us

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.