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.

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