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During the week of February 26 to March 5, the library catalog will undergo necessary maintenance and upgrading. During this time, all patrons must bring their library cards with them to the library in order to check out materials. In addition, no holds can be placed or processed during that week. Read more about Library Catalog Maintenance.


Jackson County Public Library has a wide variety of materials, services, and programs available

  • Fiction in hardcover and paperback
  • Nonfiction and biographies
  • Large print books
  • Books on CD
  • DVD and Blu-ray rentals, including feature films, TV shows, PBS and BBC series, foreign films and documentaries
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers, including current and back issues of the Sylva Herald
  • eBooks
  • Foreign language learning materials, including books and CDs
  • Reference books, including local history and genealogy


  • Friendly, professional staff to assist you
  • Free wifi
  • Public computers with printing capability  (.25 per page, black and white or color)
  • Copy machine  (.25 per page, black and white or color)
  • Fax service ($5 for first page, $2 each additional page)
  • Legal forms
  • Notary
  • Microfilm reader


  • Music programs
  • Computer classes 
  • Local interest programs and events
  • Monthly Creating Community - Adult Arts & Crafts
  • Monthly iPad/Phone Users Group