COVID-19 Response & Available Online Resources

*UPDATE* Monday, May 18 at 4:45pm

Following the Governor of Virginia’s phase one guidelines, JMRL plans to move into Tier 4 of their COVID-19 response on Tuesday, May 26.

JMRL branches (with the exception of Nelson Memorial Library due to ongoing construction) will reopen with a contactless curbside pick-up only option for library holds from Tuesdays-Saturdays between 10am and 2pm.

More information is located in the May 18 blog post.


JMRL is currently observing Tier 5 of the COVID-19 response (no services or operations) as of 6pm on Monday, March 16.

Library systems across Virginia have taken the unprecedented step to close for several weeks and JMRL has chosen to follow suit to prevent gatherings of people and the potential spread of infection.

All JMRL facilities, including library branches in Charlottesville, Crozet, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville, and the Bookmobile, are closed until further notice and nothing will be due until two weeks after JMRL re-opens.

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.

About JMRL Central Reference

Librarians in the reference department at the Central Library of JMRL.

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