Blind and Physically Handicapped

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library is located in Raleigh, but mails materials throughout the state. The NCLBPH is a state agency operated by the State Library of North Carolina as a part of the Department of Cultural Resources. It is also part of the network or regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

Book Clubs at the Library

The Library sponsors several adult book clubs that meet in the Selma Burke Room once a month.  Selections vary and often included both fiction and non-fiction titles.  If interested, please submit a request to Ask a Librarian.

Book Clubs in the Community

The Library maintains a collection of books that can be used for reading material for book clubs in our service area.  A list of available titles can be obtained by submitting a request through Ask A Librarian.  Usually each title has 10 copies for use.  Specific titles can also be requested, but please note that older titles usually have limited availability.  Please request use of these materials at least 60 days in advance.


Library cardholders may use one of the forty public computers for three hours a day. Out-of-county guests may obtain a guest pass for $2.00. A guest pass grants two hours of computer use in a single day. Computers shut down 10 minutes before Library closing time.

Computers are equipped with:
Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word)

Wifi Internet access is available for use with your wireless-enabled device or laptop. 

Users accept personal responsibility for determining the suitability and appropriateness of information obtained through the Internet. The library staff has no control over materials on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for Internet content. With the exception of certain sexually and explicitly graphic websites, neither Mooresville Public Library nor the vendor of the computer management system attempts to control adults' access to online content or to protect adult users from online content they may find offensive.
  • MI-Connection High-speed Internet access
  • Access to NCLive, Heritage Quest, and databases
    Black and white and color printing for $0.10 a page.
    Color and Black & White copies cost $0.10 a page.


    Faxes cost $0.10 a page. To receive a fax, the number is 704-660-3292. Incoming faxes may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

    Interlibrary Loan

    Interlibrary Loan is a service through which books not owned by the Mooresville Public Library may be obtained from another library. Request an item.

    Library Elf

    Library Elf is a free tracking service that will combine library records from all family members and alert you by email before your items are due or when your requested items are ready for pickup. (Note: The Mooresville Public Library (MPL) is not affiliated in any way with Elf. By signing up, you give Elf safe access to your MPL records, but MPL is not responsible for any problems you might encounter while using this service.

    Obituary Requests

    To request a Special Collections obituary search, please fill out an Obituary Request Form.

    Popular Authors Club
    Request the titles you want before you know you want them! Go on hold automatically for new books by James Patterson, Nora Roberts, and more: Sign Up

    Purchase Requests

    If the library does not own an item, you may request that we purchase a copy. You may submit a suggestion for purchase by filling out a Purchase Request Form in person or online.
    Study Rooms
    Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis for a two-hour period. We do not take reservations for study rooms except in the case of proctored exams. Please call 704-663-1062 for more information.

    Test Proctoring

    Test proctoring is available for patrons who make arrangements at least 48 hours in advance. Use the online application to contact the Reference Department about scheduling an exam.