Almost 16 months after construction began the new Cary downtown library had its much anticipated grand opening on November 3rd, 2019.

In June of 2018 Wake County and the Town of Cary celebrated the start of construction on the new 30,000-square-foot Cary Regional Library and 600-space parking deck on June 27, 2018. The new Cary Regional Library would be located in downtown Cary at 315 Kildaire Farm Road across from the Cary Arts Center and adjacent to Cary's new outdoor performance space.

Almost 16 months after construction began the new library finally opened its doors at its much anticipated grand opening on November 3rd, 2019.

The 23,450-square-foot library will feature 90,000 books, programming for all ages, 32 public computers and free Wi-Fi. The first floor houses the children’s collection and a large children’s program room, and the second floor features the Adult Services collection, a community meeting room and quiet study.

The Town’s new 600-space parking deck serves people visiting the library as well as those visiting the Cary Arts Center, Downtown Park and other venues and businesses.

Normal operating hours for the new library are Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.–9 p.m, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m, and Sunday1 p.m.–5 p.m.

What you need to know before you visit

  • Facility covers two stories
  • 1st floor has Youth Services and 2nd floor has Adult Services
  • Over 90,000 adult and children’s books, 32 public computers, High speed wireless Internet
  • One Conference room
  • 2 entrances - Downtown Park and Parking Deck(easiest access is the Parking Deck)
  • 120 parking spaces located in the Town of Cary Parking Deck and all parking is free.
  • Access to the Library from the deck is via P3 (Parking Deck level 3)
  • 16 weekly Young Child story times
  • 4 weekly School Age programs
  • Weekly Teen program and Teen leadership experience
  • Adult programming including Book Discussion Groups, Craft It and Music
  • Services for Adults includes Get That Job, Research It, Device Advice and Proctoring, Databases for business, market, career research, and resume creation 

About Wake County Public Libraries

The mission of Wake County Public Libraries is to promote the love of reading and to foster the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County. In fiscal year 2018, our 22 libraries were visited more than 3.43 million times, and 235,251 people were active library cardholders.