About DCPL

Mission of the Davidson County Public Library System

The Library's mission is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the citizens of Davidson County.  The libraries and museum will serve as centers of enrichment, reliable information, will support the educational, civic and cultural activities within the community.

The Davidson County Library Department provides library and museum services to the citizens of Davidson County. Administration, Marketing, and Technical Services Division promote and support the work of the Library Department.

Ruth Ann Copley
Director of Libraries
Davidson County Public Library
  Library Annex
612 S. Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: (336) 242-2064
Fax: (336) 249-8161
Sarah H. Hudson
Assistant Director of Libraries
Davidson County Public Library
Thomasville Library
14 Randolph St.
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: (336) 474-2696
Fax: (336) 472-4690
Jennifer Dale Weston
ILS Manager Technical Services and Marketing
Davidson County Public Library System
 Library Annex
612 S. Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: (336) 242-2940
Fax: (336) 248-6985

Using the Davidson County Public Library:

Your Library Card is a free passport to many opportunities and be sure to enjoy the privileges provided by your card. 

  • Use your card at any of the Davidson County Libraries (Lexington, Thomasville, Denton, North Davidson, and West Davidson). Library cards can be obtained by visiting any of our locations and providing proof of address. 
  • Use your card to access the library's catalog online to view library holdings, renew materials, place holds or access other online library resources. 
  • The first card is free, but if you need to replace it, there is a $3.00 charge.
  • Services may be denied if you have an outstanding balance on your record. This includes use of the library's computers.

 Library Services (just to mention a few):

  • Reference (answering research questions, technology help, facilitating computer access)
  • Books, magazines, Playaways, audiobooks, magazines, kits, CDs, etc.
  • E-books  magazines and movies and music available from our digital catalog 
  • Free WiFi
  • Software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, etc.)
  • Faxing, scanning and copying
  • InterLibrary Loan (we have access to over 100 libraries in NC where you can check out materials for free!)
  • Public storytimes
  • Summer Reading Programs
  • Genealogy and local history

North Carolina's First Public Library

Davidson County Public Libraries have been providing access to free quality materials and resources for over 80 years! Click here to view a timeline of DCPL's expansion in the community.