Library Information

Branches and Library Hours

Branch:

Address:

Hours:

Albemarle Charlottesville
Historical Society

200 Second St. NE
Charlottesville 22902
tel: 434.296.7294
fax: 434.296.4576
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 1pm

Bookmobile

201 E. Market St.
Charlottesville 22902
tel: 434.979.7151 x 501
Check the Bookmobile
website for
scheduled stops

Central Library

201 E. Market St.
Charlottesville 22902
tel: 434.979.7151
fax: 434.971.7035
Mon - Thu: 9am - 9pm
Fri - Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: (excl. summer)1pm - 5pm

Crozet Branch

2020 Library Avenue
Crozet 22932
tel: 434.823.4050
fax: 434.823.8399
Mon - Tue: 1pm - 9pm
Wed - Sat: 9am - 5pm

Gordon Avenue Branch

1500 Gordon Avenue
Charlottesville 22903
tel: 434.296.5544
fax: 434.295.8737
Mon: 9am - 9pm
Tue: 9am - 6pm
Wed: 12pm - 9pm
Thu: 10am - 6pm
Fri - Sat: 10am - 5pm

Greene County Branch

222 Main Street
Stanardsville 22973
tel: 434.985.5227
fax: 434.985.3315
Mon: 1pm - 8pm
Tue: 10am - 6pm
Wed: 10am - 6pm
Thu: 10am - 6pm
Fri: 1pm - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm

Louisa County Branch

881 Davis Highway
Mineral  23117
tel: 540.894.5853
fax: 540.894.9810
Mon - Tue: 11am - 7pm
Wed - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm

Nelson Memorial Branch

P.O. Box 321
8521 Thomas Nelson Hwy
Lovingston 22949
tel: 434.263.5904
fax: 434.263.5988
Mon - Tue: 12pm - 8pm
Wed - Thurs: 10am - 5:30pm
Fri:  10am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm

Northside Branch

300 Albemarle Square
Charlottesville 22901
tel: 434.973.7893
fax: 434.973.5876
Mon - Tue: 12:00 - 9:00
Wed: 10am - 9pm
Thurs: 10am-6pm
Fri - Sat: 10am - 5pm

Scottsville Branch

330 Bird St.
Scottsville 24590
tel: 434.286.3541
fax: 434.286.4744
Mon - Tue: 1pm - 9pm
Wed - Sat: 9am - 5pm

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Circulation Policy

Library Card Registration

Card Eligibility:

  • All residents of and/or real property owners in the City of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson are eligible to obtain free library cards.
  • An individual not meeting any of the above criteria may purchase a library card on an annual basis for $30.
  • Institutional cards are not issued.
  • There are no age requirements for obtaining a library card. Materials charged out to minors are considered to be the responsibility of parents or guardians.

Registration Policies:

  • All patrons MUST register in person and provide a photo ID with correct address or a photo ID and one of the following with correct address:
    • Utility bill
    • Checks or bank statement
    • Lease
    • Tax assessment
    • Recently postmarked letter
    • Voter's registration
  • If patron does not have proof of address at the time of registration, they may still register and receive restricted borrowing privileges.
  • Children may use parent's identification and proof of address
  • Patrons must give a street address or rural route and box number if using a P.O. Box for mailing address.
  • Non-resident students must provide their local and permanent addresses.
  • Birth date is required.

Using Your Libary Card

  • Present your card each time you check out items.
  • Report a lost card immediately. Lost or damaged cards may be replaced for $1.
  • If you don't have your library card with you, identification is required for patrons aged 16 and over.

Checking out Library Materials

  • Per patron limits: total items: 75; DVDs: 5
  • Most materials circulate for 3 weeks. 7-day loan bestsellers circulate for 1 week.

Returning Library Materials

  • Patrons may return materials to any JMRL branch. (except Interlibrary Loan)
  • Fines are automatically calculated and stored by the automated computer system at time of checkin.
  • Library materials placed in a book depository after the library has closed will be checked in as of the last day the library was open.
  • Do not place MUSIC compact discs in a book depository. Please read the sign on a book depository for a listing of items that must be returned to the circulation desk inside the library.

Overdue Fines

Most items $   .25 per day
Interlibrary loans $ 1.00 per day
DVDs, audiobooks & 7-day loan bestsellers $   .50 per day
Maximum fine per item $  10.00
Maximum fine per item for ILL $ 30.00
Maximum fine if paid in full $ 35.00

 

Replacing Lost or Damaged Materials

Most in-print materials (include playaways, audiobooks) List Price
Magazines $  3.00
Volumes, video cassettes or DVDs in sets $ 15.00 per item
Audiobook replacement parts $7 per item
Most out-of-print materials $ 15.00
Out-of-print fiction paperbacks $  5.00
Out-of-print music CDs or replacement part $ 10.00 per disc
Replacement of lost or damaged library card $  1.00

  • Accounts with fines in excess of $20.00 will be blocked until 50% of balance is paid.
  • An additional $5.00 nonrefundable service fee will be charged on lost or damaged items. If lost and paid items are returned in good condition within 3 months of payment, the replacement fee will be refunded.
  • Accounts with items 60 days overdue or fines of $35.00 or more will be given to a collection agency and a $10.00 collection fee will be added to the account. Accounts will remain in collections until the balance is paid in full.

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Renewal & Holds Policy

Policy

Renew

  • materials (except 7-day loan bestsellers and interlibrary loans) maybe be renewed two times if there are no outstanding holds
  • items renew for 3 weeks

Holds

  • most materials may be requested
  • an unfilled request expires after 6 months
  • available requests expire 7 days after the pickup notice is generated

Online

In order to renew books online at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library it is necessary to access your account in the Library Catalog web site. Here is the procedure:
  • Access Your Library Record
  • If you receive a message that you cannot renew books online because your registration had expired, you need to renew your library card registration by going to your branch library.
  • If you encounter other problems please call the Central Circulation Desk 434. 979-7151 ext. 2 or your local branch (see above for numbers)

Telephone

  • toll free (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) 1-866-979-1555
  • call your local branch during open hours (SEE ABOVE)

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My Account

There are special features of our online catalog that allow you to configure your account online. This software feature called  "My Account"  allows you to do the following:
  • change or add your email address -- this allows you to receive email messages from the library about:
    • materials are available that you have placed on hold
    • materials are overdue and need to be returned or renewed
    • courtesy reminders before your books are due
  • allows you to enable "My Reading History" which keeps a record of the books you have checked out
  • place multiple holds without re-authenticating your library card each time
  • check your record for overdue books
  • renew books that are checked out to you
  • look at your fines (and have opportunity to pay online)
  • save searches to do again at some future date

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Contact the Library

  • For questions about circulation call: 979-7151 ext. 2
  • For reference questions call: 979-7151 ext. 4
  • To request a book not in our collection call: 979-7151 ext. 4
  • For questions about children's programs call: 979-7151 ext. 3
  • To contact the Library Director call: 979-7151 ext. 206
  • email questions:  reference@jmrl.org

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Holiday Closing Schedule

July 4 2014 (Friday) Independence Day
September 1 2014 (Monday) Labor Day
October 13 2014 (Monday) Columbus Day
November 11 2014 (Tuesday) In-Service Day
November 27 & 28 2014 (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving Day & day after
December 24  2014 (Wednesday) Christmas Eve
December 25  2014 (Thursday) Christmas Day
January 1 2015 (Thursday) New Year's Day
January 19 2015 (Monday) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 16 2015 (Monday) Presidents' Day
April 5 2015 (Sunday) Easter (Central Library only)
April 13 2015 (Monday) Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
May 25 2015 (Monday) Memorial Day
Central Library Closed:
Sunday before Memorial Day thru Sunday before Labor Day

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