Library Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Your items should not accrue any overdue fines during this time; if they do, we will gladly waive them. Thank you for your patience.

Curbside Holds Pickup

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

Lobby StopsGrow a Reader classes, and service to our satellite locations at Partlow and Belmont is suspended. 

Customer Service & Research Assistance

Visit our Ask Us page to see hours when staff are available to help you via chat, email, or phone.

New Library Cards & Existing Account Information

Just complete this form, and we'll send your new barcode number via email.

Have a card but can’t find it?
Ask us and we can email your barcode to you.

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. 

Books-by-Mail and Talking Books

Due to limited staff availability, Books-by-Mail has been suspended while the library is closed.

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 talking-books@crrl.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.

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.