Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

All CRRL branches are closed until further notice. Curbside pickup of holds is available.

This closure includes Lobby StopsGrow a Reader classes, and service to our satellite locations at Partlow and Belmont.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library is monitoring the latest information about the COVID-19 coronavirus and following directions from national, state, and local health officials. Although we have practiced all recommendations from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health, we feel it is best to minimize everyone's risk during this crisis and to do our part to keep our community safe.

Customer Service Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00
Customer Service staff are available to help you with a new library card request, or with library account questions.

Curbside Holds Pickup:
Curbside pickup of holds is available at most branches on a limited basis.

Research Assistance & Digital Collection Access Help:
Monday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00
Sunday: 1:00-5:00
Visit our Contact Us page to reach us by email or chat for help with research questions and accessing our digital collection.

We are not able to provide service over the phone at this time.

Holds Will Not Expire and Late Fees Waived

While the library is closed, late fees will not accrue, and holds will not expire.  Book drops are closed. Please keep all materials until the library reopens.

While library branches are closed, the following online functions have been temporarily suspended: Holds on physical materials, Interlibrary Loans, Meeting room reservations, and Suggest a Purchase. These will resume when library branches reopen.

If you would like to suggest an eBook or eAudio title for the collection at this time, please use the Recommendations feature in OverDrive.

New Library Cards & Existing Account Information

You can still get a library card, even while our branches are closed!
Staff are available to help 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday.
Just complete this form, and we'll send your new barcode number via email.

Have a card but can’t find it?
Contact us and we can email your barcode to you between the hours of 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday.

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 during the period that branches are closed. Check back often for new titles!

CRRL offers many online resources that are accessible from your home. While we’re closed, our staff are available remotely 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 while the library is closed. Some resources are only accessible if you are physically at a library branch, so we won’t be able to access those until the library reopens.

Visit our Contact Us page to reach us by email or chat. During the closure, our chat and email hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00-5:00 and Sundays, 1:00-5:00.

Books-by-Mail and Talking Books

Due to limited staff availability, Books-by-Mail has been suspended while the library is closed. For customers who use the Talking Books service for the print disabled, the BARD mobile app is available, or you may contact the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired for assistance with cartridges and players.

Wifi

Though our buildings are closed, you may access the wireless internet with your own laptop or device while in your vehicle in the library parking lot.