Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing Kits

Testing kits available at curbside pickup

As of 11/27/21, all branches have COVID-19 test kits available. 

The public can pick up free, rapid at-home COVID-19 Antigen test kits through curbside pickup at any library branch. Kits are not available at Towne Centre, Fried Center, or IdeaSpace. These easy-to-use kits are for use at home. Each kit is labeled with instructions and an expiration date. It should only take 15 minutes to know your status and receive a digital result. For any questions about using the test, interpreting the results, or what to do next, contact your healthcare provider or the Virginia Department of Health at or 1-877-829-4682.

  • Test kits should be used within two weeks and expire within about one month
  • Tests must be stored between 36-86 degrees F to remain viable 
  • Up to 5 COVID test kits can be requested

To use a test kit:

  • Have a valid picture ID*
  • Have an Internet connection
  • Have access to camera and microphone through phone or computer

*Neither a picture ID nor a CRRL library card is required to pick up a test kit.

To reserve a kit for curbside pickup, go to to request via email, chat, and phone. Please specify your preferred pickup branch. If contacting via phone, select your branch from the menu.

For more information, please see these answers to Frequently Asked Questions. If you need assistance with the test kit procedure, please contact Navica’s Technical Services line at 1-800-257-9525.

If you have questions about test results, please contact your healthcare provider or your local health department, visit the VDH’s website, or call the Virginia COVID Information Center at 1-877-829-4682 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.

Library staff cannot assist with administering tests. Please do not come into the library to pick up a COVID test kit if you are experiencing symptoms.

This pilot program is made possible by a partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.