Newton – We are so excited to announce the Catawba County Library is putting the finishing touches on our new Library Pick Up Locker! The locker is located at CleanWave Laundry in Long View, allowing us to expand our services all across the county. We would love for you to celebrate with us and experience this innovative library service.Catawba County Library

Providing convenient, free access to empowering library resources seven days a week, this new self-service locker system will allow you to browse a selection of books to check out or pick up materials placed on hold from the library’s online catalog. The system has a total of 34 lockers that can hold multiple books, audiobooks, or DVDs. Ten of the lockers will have a clear window where you can browse and check out specially selected bundles of items. All of these resources are available for free with a Catawba County Library card, available at any location or online at

The Library Pick Up Locker is the newest resource available in Long View thanks to the ongoing partnership with CleanWave Laundry at 2720 2nd Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

Along with the library locker, CleanWave Laundry generously provides free Wi-Fi, charging stations, a collection of children’s books, several tables and seating areas. The library will also provide two laptop computers that can be borrowed from CleanWave staff for use inside the laundromat. This centralized location is also a monthly stop for the Library to Go mobile unit, working to connect people to empowering library services including story times, STEAM, health and wellness, technology, and workforce development programs. This project furthers the library’s mission to Connect, Explore and Grow by bringing library services and resources outside the walls of the traditional library to meet our community where they are. Having this locker allows children and families to more easily access high quality reading materials and participate in reading programs including the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Summer Learning programs. The librarian from the Library to Go will provide expert help with technology, resumes, applications and job searches, building people’s confidence to pursue their goals.