Library Service During COVID-19
Central Rappahannock Regional Library continues to monitor the latest information about the COVID-19 coronavirus and follow directions from national, state, and local health officials, including the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.
Your items should not accrue any overdue fines during this time; if they do, we will gladly waive them. Thank you for your patience.
Based on state and local guidance, customers may now visit the Library without a time limit and have access to chairs and tables. Customers may browse the collection; check out materials; use computers; print, copy, scan, and fax; and have documents notarized.
- Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated.
- Temperature checks are available.
- Eating and drinking are not permitted at this time.
Curbside pickup continues to be offered during all of the library’s open hours. Customers do not need to enter a branch to pick up materials they have placed on hold, and they are also able to return items to our bookdrops 24/7.
For everyone's safety, customers should not visit a branch if they have a fever, symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the preceding 14 days. Customers will have the option to check in via text or computer when they arrive to enable possible COVID-19 exposure notifications.
Some library services are not available at this time:
- Print newspapers and magazines are not available. (You can access digital newspapers and eMagazines.)
- The library is unable to accept donated materials.
- Grow a Reader Learn and Play Rooms remain closed.
- 3D printers and other MakerLab equipment are not available.
- Grow a Reader classes and service to our satellite locations at Partlow and Belmont are suspended.
Library Access from Home
We will be frequently adding eBooks and eAudio for adults, teens, and children to OverDrive. Check back often for new titles! If you would like to suggest an eBook or eAudio title for the collection, please use the Recommendations feature in OverDrive. You can also request books and other items via Suggest a Purchase and Interlibrary Loan.
CRRL offers many online resources that are accessible from your home. Staff are available to provide research assistance by chat or email during the day. We can search our databases and the internet to find information you need, and can send you results by email. Visit our Ask Us page to reach us by email or chat.
Thank you for your patience as we work to expand access and services!
Fredericksburg, Howell, Porter, Salem Church, and Snow branches
Library Services and Curbside Holds Pickup
Towne Centre Branch
Library Services and Walk-up Holds Pickup
|Cooper Branch||Montross Branch||Newton Branch|
|Library Services and Curbside Holds Pickup|
Customers can call the library at 540-372-1144 or 804-472-3820 during library open hours. Staff can answer research questions, including Virginiana and Law Library, provide reading recommendations, and answer questions about services. Customers can also contact the library through email or chat at librarypoint.org/ask.
We are not yet able to accept donations. Please hold on to your donations for now. We appreciate your patience and generosity.
No. Your items should not accrue any overdue fines during this time; if they do, contact us, and we will gladly waive them. Thank you for your patience.
Interlibrary loans can take 3-6 weeks, depending on the availability of the item.
For status inquiries, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Assistant, Shanna Love at:
Phone: 540-372-1144 ext. 7053
Returns are accepted during library open hours, and 24/7 via bookdrops. However, Interlibrary Loans must be returned to a staff person either in the library branch or at curbside pickup. Late fees will not accrue.
Yes, you may enroll in and order Talking Books, opens a new window for the blind and print disabled from the library at this time, either by requesting cartridges or by using the BARD mobile app. To enroll and receive a Talking Books player, print and fill out this application, opens a new window found here, and either mail the application to Access Services or scan/take digital photos and email them to Access Services Librarian Babak Zarin.
For enrollments, materials requests, and other assistance, Access Services staff may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, opens a new window; by phone message at (540) 372-1144, extension 7054; or by mail/letters, sent to Access Services, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 155, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.
Yes, Books-by-Mail is available to those who cannot physically come to the library due to temporary or permanent health, mobility, transportation, or age-related disability. Visit this page for more information.