COVID-19 Response & Available Online Resources

*UPDATE* Friday, September 25

JMRL moved into Tier 3 for some branches and updated Tier 4 hours at others.

For the current services and hours, visit the ‘Tier 3 and updated hours’ blog post.


If you need assistance, chat, email, text, or call JMRL using Ask a Librarian. You can still request personalized reading recommendations through What Do I Read Next?

During this time, patrons are encouraged to use the variety of eResources available on jmrl.org/on-download.htm.

This includes digital access to resources, such as books, magazines and movies, through the use of providers like Overdrive/Libby, RBdigital, Freading, Kanopy, and more.

Look for New Downloadable EBooks and New Downloadable Audiobooks.

Is your card expired? Contact reference@jmrl.org with your name and birthdate and we can renew it the same day.

Don’t have a JMRL library card? Sign up online for a temporary elibrary card!

  • To sign up for this card, please visit https://jmrl.org/librarycard.
  • If a patron already has a JMRL library card, they do not need to sign up for a temporary elibrary card.

For more information and to keep updated with future changes, visit jmrl.org/covid19.html and follow JMRL on social media.

If you are in the Charlottesville area and seeking aid or a place to offer aid, visit Support Cville.

For the list of digital resources previously listed in the post, please visit this page.

Saty Safe curbside services

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Film and Discussion

Join CVille Pride and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library as we observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, November 20 at 7pm and honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

How can you participate in this virtual event?

1.) Watch the documentary Call Her Ganda (2018) available to screen for free at jmrl.kanopy.com with a JMRL Library card. Don’t have a Library card? You can get one online at jmrl.org

2.) Register at www.jmrl.org to receive a Zoom link to participate in the community film discussion on Friday, November 20 at 7pm.

“JMRL is pleased to partner with Charlottesville Pride Community Network to offer a space to discuss Ganda’s story and trans rights locally as part of Transgender Remembrance Day,” said Sarah Hamfeldt, Adult Programming & Reference Services Manager at JMRL.

“If you can’t make it to the discussion, we invite you to check out JMRL’s resources, whether they are films, books or articles.”

For more information about accessing the documentary or registering, please call 434.973.7893 x3.

Friends of JMRL now accepting donations

The Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library are now accepting donations again.

The community can drop off their books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, puzzles, and games at the Gordon Avenue Library lower-level parking lot (not curbside pick-up) Mondays through Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

“We will only be accepting donations at the Gordon Avenue branch and for safe handling during the pandemic, please bring your donations in boxes or bags,” Peter Manno, Booksale Manager, said.

“We look forward to the day when we can open our doors again for our Spring and Fall Sales!”Gordon Avenue Library is the only JMRL branch that will be accepting donations at this time. 

Gordon Avenue Library is located at 1500 Gordon Avenue in Charlottesville.

For more information, visit jmrl.org.

Extended hours at select JMRL branches

JMRL is adding more hours to the below branches starting Monday, November 16.

Central Library (curbside service only): Mondays 10am to 7pm; Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am to 5pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm

Gordon Avenue Library (curbside service only): Mondays and Wednesdays 10am to 7pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10am to 4pm

“We’re pleased to offer more options for patrons picking up curbside items; adding an additional evening for those working during the day, and Monday morning for those who want to pick up earlier in the week,” said Camille Thompson, Gordon Avenue Library Branch Manager.

Greene County Library: Monday: 12pm-7pm (appointment service)
Tuesday: 10am-5pm (curbside service)
Wednesday: 10am-5pm (appointment service)
Thursday: 10am-5pm (curbside service)
Friday: 10am-5pm (curbside service)
Saturday: 10am-5pm (appointment service)

“We are excited to expand an hour at the beginning of each day to help accommodate early birds, and an added hour at the end of each day to help teachers/students to get library service after school,” said Ginny Reese, Greene County Library Manager.

The Louisa County Library will now offer appointments on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, November 14.

“We’re delighted to extend our services to include appointments on Saturdays to help families who are unable to get here during the week,” said Ophelia Payne, Louisa Branch Manager.

To make an in-person appointment, please contact a participating branch and ensure you bring a face covering to your appointment.

For more information about hours and services, visit jmrl.org.