New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico Regional Library System

Reference Department

Nicole Vandiford, Adult Services Librarian
(252) 638-7807

The Reference Department provides patrons with a collection of reference and circulating materials designed to meet their information needs.

Readers Advisory Lists

Computer Classes

The Reference Department conducts several free, computer classes. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, inquire at or call the Reference Desk.

Book Club Kits

The Reference Department has a selection of titles available for Book Discussion Groups. Each kit contains 10 titles and a group discussion guide. A list of available titles can be found here.
Telephone Reference

The telephone reference service is available to provide quick answers to questions by telephone.

For reference service call 252-638-7807.


Books currently checked out may be placed on reserve at the Reference or Circulation Desks. Once the book arrives at the library, the patron is notified that the books is available. The patron has five days from the day of notification to pick up the book at the library. For instructions on how to place a reserve using the online catalog, click here

Intraregional Loans

Books located in any of the libraries of the CP Region may be borrowed by placing reserves at the Reference or Circulation Desks.

Interlibrary Loans

Books not located in the libraries of the CP Region may be obtained from other libraries. Check the InterLibrary Loans Services Page for more information. 


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Updated: March 31, 2021.