JMRL extends hours and building options – Tier 2

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will be extending hours and in-building options at many of its locations starting Monday, May 17. Appointments will no longer be necessary, and contactless curbside/drive-up options for materials pick-up will continue at all locations.

As part of the move to Tier 2 of JMRL’s COVID-19 response plan, there will be capacity and visit time limits at all branches and all programs and events will remain virtual. The Bookmobile will be offering limited services.

Patrons are encouraged to limit their visit to two hours and will be required to wear masks and abide by social distancing guidelines inside library buildings.

According to JMRL Director David Plunkett, “The last few months of Tier 3 appointment services have been tremendously busy at JMRL. The people of Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson place a very high value on their library service, and JMRL is glad to be able to safely offer more options for access in Tier 2.”

Public computer use and self-serve printing will be available.

No food or drink will be allowed in the library and patrons should continue to use book drops to return books.

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JMRL to offer Free Comic Books

This year, Free Comic Book Day will be Free Comic Book November at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library!  

In partnership with Telegraph Art & Comics, the Library will offer a variety of free comics for kids, teens, and adults to be selected online and picked up during curbside service from November 9 – 30, while supplies last.

Patrons can choose up to five comics starting November 9. Then contact their branch to pick them up via contactless curbside service.

“JMRL has participated in Free Comic Book Day for many years,” said Young Adult Services Manager Tim Carrier.

“We’re delighted to be able to observe the event this year, even though it’s a little different from the past.”

For any questions, please contact the Library at 434.979.7151 x4.

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

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