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This incredible edifice on its prominence is a treasure.

Once the Jackson County Courthouse--of course the pols had to have a new structure, but fortunately... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Sylva, North Carolina

The library was absolutely beautiful! We love the entrance. The outside was clean and the inside... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Villa Rica, Georgia
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Once the Jackson County Courthouse--of course the pols had to have a new structure, but fortunately there was power behind saving the old Courthouse and making it into an excellent library. For once intelligence reigned.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LtRogerWilco
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

The library was absolutely beautiful! We love the entrance. The outside was clean and the inside was even cleaner. A great selection of children’s books and activities. Plenty of things to do. A great site to see if you’re in the area!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank matthewdc123
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This place is beautiful and extremely functional. The staff are amazing, the services are top notch, and the atmosphere is so welcoming and comfortable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dawn N
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

For a small town library this place is amazing! Besides being beautiful. It's well stocked. Well run. Their computer area is great. And the views are exquisite. My only complaint is the parking. Not enough parking spaces close by and some of the spaces are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank crystalsmom
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Lovely library in old courthouse. Staff were extremely helpful to us in helping us out-of-towners research family.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Benton K
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My family loves this library and go to enjoy books, scavenger hunts, activity tables, train table almost every week. I find the selection for adults is well-organized and the librarians are friendly and enthusiastic about reading. It is very simple to place books on hold...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A beautiful library in a beautiful mountain setting. The library is in a part of the historic Jackson County Courthouse.Be sure and view the exhibits scattered throughout as well as the stained glass installations.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Located inside the historic Sylva courthouse built in 1914. Beautiful building worth visiting. We noticed that Sylva really emphasizes books and reading. Friends of the library also have a store downtown. There are about five bookstores in downtown Sylva.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed June 24, 2018

How phenomenal that this vintage courthouse was saved by adding the attached library building behind it. So you can visit this former courthouse.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandylikethebeach21
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Jackson County Library is a repurposed courthouse building that sits high on a hill overlooking downtown Sylva. The interior has been renovated beautifully and the operations staff are very friendly and helpful. There are meeting rooms for the Scouts and classes in Cherokee language...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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