Starting July 8, materials can be returned during curbside pickup hours. All CRRL branches remain closed until further notice. See FAQs about library service during the COVID-19 closure.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup is now available at most CRRL locations. Pick up your holds without leaving your car!

Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Check here for updates on the library's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.


  • We are anxious to reopen and begin serving the public in the branches, and look forward to expanding our service as conditions allow. Customer and staff safety continue to be our number one priority, and reopening our physical buildings in any capacity depends on the number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in our area. We feel it is important to minimize everyone's risk during this crisis and are doing our utmost to keep our community and staff safe. Curbside pickup begins June 24, and we are mapping out a plan for further expansion of services. Watch for updates on our website and on our social media. 

  • Yes! Curbside pickup of existing holds will start on June 24 at most branches with select hours. Once the majority of our existing 19,000 holds are in customers’ hands, we’ll be able to turn holds back on for customers to place new holds for curbside pickup. See this post for information on managing your holds.

  • We have a backlog of materials and holds in our libraries right now, and we need to get things moving before we can accept new returns. Thank you for helping us by keeping all of your checked out materials at home for now. We have extended due dates for all items currently checked out and late fees will not accrue. We will let you know as soon as we can take your returns.

  • We have extended due dates for all items currently checked out while we are closed. Late fees will not accrue, and holds will not expire. Please keep all materials at home until we reopen.


  • While the library is closed, holds will not expire and you will keep your place in line.


  • Once the majority of our existing 19,000 holds are in customers’ hands, we’ll be able to turn holds back on. See our posts on managing your holds and curbside pickup, which begins June 24.

  • To prepare for curbside pickup, which starts June 24, staff are working in the branches to scan holds. Some of these scanned holds are in transit from another location and will soon also show as ready for pickup. When these items are scanned, they show up in your account, even though curbside pickup has not yet started. The night before curbside pickup begins, you will receive an official email notification telling you your holds are ready for pickup. These holds will remain on the shelves for two weeks after the start of curbside pickup so you’ll have extra time to pick them up.

  • No holds will expire during the closure. It will be waiting for you once we start curbside pickup on June 24. Holds currently sitting on pickup shelves in branches will remain there for two weeks after curbside pickup begins.

  • You can bring your items to the outside book drops at either Porter Branch, Salem Church Branch or any of the Westmoreland branches. Lift up the sign covering the chute opening and drop the items in. They will be checked in once the library reopens, and no late fees will accrue while the library is closed. 

    If you cannot drop them off in person at the Porter, Salem Church, or Westmoreland branches, you can mail them to:

    Central Rappahannock Regional Library
    Library Administration Center
    Attn: Customer Services
    125 Olde Greenwich Dr., Ste 180
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408

  • Normally, you would fill out the Suggest a Purchase form, but that feature is unavailable until the library returns to full services. If you are using OverDrive and find an eBook or eAudio that OverDrive owns but the library does not, you may recommend it as a purchase. You may submit two recommendations per week. The ability to recommend a title in OverDrive only shows up after you’ve searched for something the library doesn’t own.

Internet Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

Library wifi is still available and many Internet Service Providers are offering specials to keep people connected.

Meal Resources for Families

Although schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts and community resources are providing meal assistance.

Where to Get Financial Help During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound economic impacts on people in our community. These resources may help.

Talking to Children

Talking to Children About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During social isolation children may be anxious. These resources can help parents talk with their children about the coronavirus. Guide

Not familiar with using our website? This guide will walk you through some basic features.
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