JMRL’s Tier 3 services and updated hours

**Updated January 5, 2021

As JMRL continues to work with local health authorities and provide important services to the community, the Library has announced its plans to move into Tier 3 limited in-branch appointment services and curbside services.

Library Director, David Plunkett, said the changes to each branch reflect careful consideration of current COVID-19 data, consultation with local government partners, and also the needs of the individual communities.

“JMRL has worked hard to be able to re-open some doors, and is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the community,” Plunkett said.

It’s important to note that curbside and appointment services will not always both be available at the same time and patrons should contact their local branch with any questions.

Tier 3 branch information:

Crozet Library: Monday, 1pm-7pm
Tuesday, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, 10am-7pm
Thursday, 10am-4pm
Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Appointment and curbside services available, except Saturday, which is curbside only.

Central Library: Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Monday, 10am-7pm
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Call 434.979.7151×4 for appointment info.

Gordon Avenue Library: Monday & Wednesday, 10am-7pm
Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 10am-4pm
Call 434.296.5544 for appointment info.

Northside Library: Monday, 1pm-7pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-7pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm
Call 434. 973.7893×8 for appointment info.

Louisa County Library: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Both appointment and curbside services available during open hours.

Greene County Library: Monday, 12pm-7pm Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: appointment service only. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: curbside pickup only.

Nelson Memorial Library: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm. Saturday, 9:30am-4pm
Appointment and curbside services available, except Friday, which is curbside only.

Scottsville Library: Monday, 1pm-7pm
Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-3pm
Appointment and curbside services available.

Donations update

JMRL’s Friends are now accepting donations at Gordon Avenue Library only. For more details, visit the blogpost.

For more information about JMRL’s COVID-19 Response, visit jmrl.org.

JMRL to offer UVA Library materials

As libraries in Central Virginia continue to adjust their services based on ever-changing health regulations, JMRL and UVA Libraries have revised existing interlibrary loan services (ILL) in order to provide increased access to materials.

This service will make the University’s circulating collections available to the community through JMRL while UVA Libraries remain closed to the public.

JMRL’s Library Director, David Plunkett, said the partnership will be a positive addition to the resources already being provided to patrons.

“JMRL is thrilled to be able to partner with UVA libraries to make so many great resources available to the people of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson, especially now when access to information is more important than ever,” Plunkett said.

Carmelita Pickett, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Content Strategy, said, “UVA Libraries values and supports the role of public universities. This partnership represents an exciting opportunity to further public access to research collections.”

“We value this partnership and the waived fees ensures equitable access to community members experiencing financial hardships,” she said.

For this service, only materials from UVA Libraries will be available, patrons can request that UVA materials be picked up at any JMRL branch, and JMRL’s $3 fee will be waived during the Library’s COVID-19 response period.

“A special thank you to JMRL and library personnel from UVA Libraries Access Services and Collections for making sure this partnership moved from an idea into a service,” Pickett said.

To make an interlibrary loan request, call the Library on 434.979.7151 x4, email ill@jmrl.org, or visit jmrl.org/ill

Summer Reading Challenge Countdown

Each year, JMRL hosts a Summer Reading Challenge as a way for people of all ages to engage and enjoy reading throughout the hotter months.

More than 900 challenge sheets have been submitted, but there is still time for participants to enter this year’s challenge!

Tim Carrier, Young Adult Services Manager, said that participants have until Monday, August 31 to complete challenge sheets and record their completion on jmrl.org/summer.

“After August 31, participants will be notified with information about picking up prizes during curbside service or will have the option to wait until the buildings open to retrieve their prize”, Carrier said. Light up pens

The grand prize winners will be selected from participating adults, teens, and children from each branch and each winner will be notified and will receive a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble bookstore.

“Even though this year’s challenge looked a bit different, we still witnessed a large number of participants”, he said.

“A big thank you to everyone who participated this year!”

For more information about the JMRL Summer Reading Challenge, visit jmrl.org/summer.