Pack Memorial

Pack Memorial Library is the main library for Buncombe County Public Libraries. Offices here include our Administration and the Technical Services departments.

Pack Memorial is the largest library, with more than 150,000 items available for perusal and check out, including books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, research materials and databases for all ages. Internet access, free Wi-Fi, word processing, and photocopy services are also  available.

The Sondley Reference Department provides research materials ranging from investment reports, literary criticism and consumer information to homework help. The North Carolina Collection features local history and genealogy resources, while the Thomas Wolfe Collection honors Asheville's favorite son.

Lord Auditorium, a 150-seat facility, is available for public use during library hours. Audio-visual equipment is available, but must be reserved in advance. Seating can be re-arranged. Food and drink are not allowed inside the room and there are no kitchen facilities. Please call 250-4700 to schedule use of the room.


Pack Memorial Library is located at 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville.  Take Exit 4C (Haywood Street/Montford Avenue) off I-240. The library is on the corner of Haywood Street and Vanderbilt Place, near the Asheville Civic Center. You may park at a meter on the street or in the Civic Center parking garage directly behind the building. To enter the library, park on level 5 in the parking garage and use the connecting walkway directly from the garage.


Pack Memorial Library is attached to the Civic Center Parking Garage. Free parking is available to all traffic for one hour between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Cost is 75¢ per hour or fraction thereof after that.

Please note: when the Civic Center is having a special event, parking fees may be higher regardless of your destination. While Pack Memorial Library is a Buncombe County agency, the parking garage is maintained by the City of Asheville. Library staff has no jurisdiction over parking regulations or fees. Please contact the City of Asheville with parking concerns.

Garage entrances are located on Vanderbilt Avenue. and Rankin Avenue, but all traffic must exit onto Rankin.

Bus Routes

Routes passing the front entrance of Pack Memorial Library include numbers 11, 15, 18 and 51.

Pack Memorial Library is on Haywood Street, near the Civic Center in downtown Asheville. Pack Library is also four blocks from the Transit Station on Coxe Avenue.