Library Service During Covid-19

Library Service During COVID-19

Library Services

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.

Library Visits

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:

Library Access from Home

Our digital collection is available 24/7. You can access eBooks, eAudios, and eMagazines, plus digital movies, online classes, and more with your library card. 

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!

Branch Hours


Fredericksburg, Howell, Porter, Salem Church, and Snow branches

Library Services and Curbside Holds Pickup
Monday 12:00-8:00 • Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00

Towne Centre Branch

Library Services and Walk-up Holds Pickup
Monday 12:00-5:00 • Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00

Cooper Branch Montross Branch Newton Branch
Library Services and Curbside Holds Pickup
Monday, 9:00-1:00

Tuesday, 1:00-5:00

Wednesday, 4:00-8:00

Thursday, 1:00-5:00

Friday, 9:00-1:00

Saturday, 9:00-1:00

Monday, 1:00-5:00

Tuesday, 1:00-5:00

Wednesday, 9:00-1:00

Thursday, 4:00-8:00

Friday, 9:00-1:00

Saturday, 1:00-5:00

Monday, 4:00-8:00

Tuesday, 9:00-1:00

Wednesday, 1:00-5:00

Thursday, 9:00-1:00

Friday, 1:00-5:00

Saturday, 9:00-1:00



  • 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

  • Curbside pickup of holds is available at all open CRRL locations. See this post for information on how it works, and this post for information on managing your holds.

  • 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.

  • Yes! Visit us in person during library open hours, or request one online by completing this form. We’ll send your new barcode to you via email.

  • Visit us in person during library open hours, or Ask us and we can email your barcode to you between the hours of 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday.

  • 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, 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.

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