Chapel Hill Public Library

The Chapel Hill Public Library was established in 1958. It was located on West Franklin Street until 1967, when it moved to its current home off of East Franklin Street, at 100 Library Drive. 

The library offers a large selection of books as well as a digital media lab. The library was last renovated in 2011. It moved to a temporary home at University Mall until the renovations were completed in 2013.

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The Chapel Hill Public Library held a Banned Books reception on Sept. 25.

Artists chosen for Banned Books week competition

Linnea Lieth, a junior studio arts major at UNC, used a medium of colored pencils on canvas to create a visual depiction of William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying" for the Banned Books week competition.  “I loved the novel the second time I read it,” Lieth said, “I understand that communities are trying to protect through challenging books, but I think that’s wrong. All books have important things to say.”


Poll: Book-banning gets approval boost

Since its release in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” has sold more than 65 million copies, and in that time, it has continually created a firestorm of debate over its fluent profanity.