Best-Kept Secrets of CRRL


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

  2. 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; literature and biography resources.

  3. Inter-library 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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 & Exhibits.

  10. Holds on bestsellers by phone or online, even before the book is published! Use the library's online catalog to renew your materials as well.

  11. Free Wi-Fi! Yes! Log on, plug in at any of our branches.

  12. Drive-up book drops at Headquarters, England Run, Porter, and Salem Church.