City Hall - Clayton, NC
For Residents

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library

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The Town of Clayton is proud to own and operate its own municipal library, the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library. The library enjoys a historic setting along a tree-lined street in Downtown Clayton. Patrons can enjoy a full range of library services including a collection exceeding 90,000 books and books on CD, eBooks, a wing dedicated to its extensive children's collection, public computer/internet access, special programming for children including a summer reading program, and the Clayton History Room which houses reference materials, family histories, and artifacts significant to the people and culture of Clayton.

Although the facility and collection are owned and operated by the Town of Clayton, the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is affiliated with the Johnston County Library System and as such it shares books and services with other affiliated libraries. Although the Clayton Library had humble beginnings in a single room of the old "Town Hall" building, it now supports a circulation exceeding fifteen thousand books per month.

100 S. Church Street Clayton North Carolina 27520

(919) 553-5542

Monday-Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm
Sunday: CLOSED

2014 Holiday Schedule



Day of Week

New Year's Day

January 1, 2014


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

January 20, 2014


Good Friday

April 18-19, 2014

Friday & Saturday 

Memorial Day

May 26, 2014


Independence Day

July 4-5, 2014

Friday & Saturday

Labor Day

September 1, 2014


Veteran's Day

November 11, 2014



November 27-29, 2014

Thursday, Friday & Saturday


December 24-27, 2014

Wednesday through Saturday

Staff Training

April 13 - 15, 2015   

Monday through Wednesday