Library Locator

State Library Services

Newspaper Section in State Reference Library
State Library Services
at the West Virginia Library Commission was established to help provide reference services and access to printed and/or electronic materials and to online information to the public. 

It provides public access computers, access to federal and state government information, access to a circulating collection, research assistance, social media, consumer technology training, and library collection assistance.

State Library Services is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.  
 

How do I get a library card?

Any West Virginia resident is eligible for a borrowers card from the West Virginia Library Commission. 
  • State Employees may click here​ for a library request form.
  • State residents may call 304-558-2045 to apply for a state library card 

Interlibrary Loan for State Employees

The West Virginia Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request System allows state employees to borrow library materials from public libraries across the nation.  Log in and fill out this form to request materials.  Contact Lisa Hechesky for account information.     

Internet Computers and WiFi

The Library has four computers available for public use.  These workstations have Microsoft Office.  For users with their own laptops, tablets, or another mobile device, the Library provides free access to Wi-Fi.    

SELF-e for Authors

SELF-e helps support local authors by providing a platform to make their eBook(s) available to more libraries.  Through its partnership with the SELF-e program, the WVLC allows local authors to reach a wider audience, both locally and nationally.  To access the service, authors may submit their works to the WVLC, who adds them to the Commission’s West Virginia Collection, a database of books provided to library patrons by the state library.  

Once the eBook(s) are added to the West Virginia Collection, they are then automatically reviewed by the Library Journal for inclusion in the journal’s SELF-e Select database.  SELF-e Select is available to public libraries across the United States.  Authors may find more information about the SELF-e program and can submit their eBooks here.   

Meeting Rooms

The Library Commission provides meeting rooms at no charge to state agencies and non-profit groups.  To reserve a meeting room, please complete this form​.  Call 304-558-2041 for more information.
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