Central Library adds Sunday hours

JMRL’s Central Library is scheduled to add Sunday phone assistance and curbside pick-up hours, 1-5pm, starting October 4.

Library Director David Plunkett said adding the hours at Central will benefit patrons that may not be able to pick up their holds during the current hours.

“This is the ONLY Sunday service in JMRL, so it is a crucial piece of customer service for working families,” he said.

Central Library is also open for curbside services during the below times:

  • Monday, 1-7pm
  • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

For information about JMRL’s hours and services, visit jmrl.org.

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.

Celebrate CVille PRIDE with JMRL

The community can celebrate CVille PRIDE from anywhere this year by attending JMRL’s virtual film discussion about an award-winning documentary.

On Thursday, September 17 at 7pm, the “Celebrate LGBTQ PRIDE” event will focus on “The Lavender Scare” (Not Rated, 2017, 77min).

Narrated by Glenn Close, this is the first film to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting mid-20th century campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual. This gripping work details the untold story of a brutal witch hunt, and the courageous few who fought back.

This community discussion will be moderated by Gary Nimax, Chair of UVA’s LGBT Committee for faculty and staff.

“In 2020, we were pleased to see the passage of the Virginia Values Act and recent Supreme Court ruling that finally provide some employment protections to the LGBTQ community,” Nimax said.

“Prior to these milestone legal actions, not only could members of our community be fired simply for who they are, we sometimes were proactively targeted for outing and termination.”

“While we celebrate recent progress, it is critical that we understand the long path that led to this moment. This film provides an important look into our history.”

For more details, registration, and how to access the documentary, visit http://www.jmrl.org or call 434.973.7893 x3.

While CVille PRIDE celebrations are virtual this year, you can still access online PRIDE and other programs by visiting http://cvillepride.org/pride-events/