Best-Kept Secrets of CRRL

Here are some of the CRRL's most popular services:

Ask a CRRL Librarian—It's our online reference service - you can chat live, or text, email, or call us.

Online databases available anytime, anywhere—CRRL library-card numbers are your password to thousands of magazine, news, and encyclopedia articles; lists of businesses and associations; and  literature and biography resources.

Interlibrary loan—Ask about it if you can't find a book in our branches. We're part of a worldwide network of libraries that share resources, and you can request your ILL online. Close to home, our relationship with University of Mary Washington lets us borrow from their collections and deliver items to our branches for checkout with your CRRL card.

Suggest a Title—anything new that you don't find in our catalog. We value your suggestions.

Notary Public—On duty during most branch hours, but call ahead to be certain authorized staff is available.

Virginiana Collection—comprehensive local history and genealogy resources located at CRRL Headquarters.

Public Law Library—Print and online access to local, state, and federal Laws; reported cases; and legal research materials. At CRRL Headquarters.

Anime, Café Book, Teen Volunteers—Activities aimed at young adults appear each month in the library program listings. More at our teen site.

Art exhibits, music, storytellers, lectures—Cultural enrichment opportunities for people of all ages are happening live at a branch library near you all the time. Check monthly program lists. More at Arts & the Library.

Subscribe to Wowbrary - See exactly what we add to the catalog each week, and put materials on hold.  Read more about this service here.

Free Wi-Fi! Yes! Log on and plug in at any of our branches. You can also reserve a public computer to use at any branch.

Drive-up book drops at Headquarters, Salem Church, and England Run make returning your books painless.

Book Match - Request personalized reading recommendations based on things you've read and loved; browse through our book match collection to find your next great read.

Social Media - Friend us on Facebook and follow our tweets to keep connected to the library.

Mobile App - If you have a smartphone, you can take the library with you wherever you go.

Book Group in a Bag - If you have a book club, then this is the service for you. One bag of 10 books to check out for 6 weeks and your book club is set for its next meeting.

Training on Demand - We’ll give you personal attention in a hands-on session tailored for you. Call or drop by the Reference Desk to book a librarian.