Currituck Public Library at Barco


The Currituck Public Library at Barco was the first of the current three facilities to be built. The original part of the building was constructed in 1975. An addition was made in 1994 bringing the library to almost 10,000 square feet.


The Currituck Public Library at Barco is the main library for Currituck County. It holds the largest collection of books and several special collections. These include:

  • a popular reading collection for adults, teens and children
  • a collection of parenting books
  • a local and North Carolina history collection
  • a genealogy collection
  • audiobooks on CD, MP3 CD and cassette tape
  • DVDs and video cassettes for educational and entertainment purposes
  • large print books
  • newspapers
  • a small business and employment collection
  • large print books

4261 Caratoke Highway
Barco, NC 27917-9707
Phone Numbers:
Phone: (252) 331-2543
Fax: (252) 331-2196
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • 12 computers for public use with Windows 7 and the complete Microsoft Office 2010 Suite
  • 2 computers for genealogy research
  • a color photocopier that scans to portable storage devices
  • WIFI hotspot
  • fax machine
  • color printing

Classes and Programs

  • story times for ages birth to five
  • summer reading program for school-age children
  • weekly computer classes
  • monthly genealogy classes

Meeting Rooms

  • meeting room that seats 44 available for evening and weekend use as well as daytime use
  • conference room that seats 12
  • kitchen adjacent to meeting and conference rooms