WV Library CommissionWV Library Commission
Library Locator

What We Do

Created in 1929 by the state legislature, the West Virginia Library Commission administers federal and state funds to public libraries, maintains the Statewide Library Network, and provides other essential services to 172 public libraries across West Virginia.  WVLC maintains a library in the state Culture Center in Charleston, providing residents and government employees with access to print and online collections; research assistance; printing and copying services; library cards for borrowing privileges; desktop computers; and Wi-Fi access.  WVLC also offers Special Services for the visually impaired, blind and physically handicapped.

Through consultation, resources, and technology, WVLC helps public libraries provide West Virginians: 


  • Access to resources to meet their educational and informational needs
  • Access to Internet, te​lecommunications, and technology resources and services that meet the needs of their libraries and communities
  • Access to library services that sustain lifelong learning, develop early childhood literacy skills and promote reading 
  • Access to materials and services to enhance their lives and further the development of the state’s economy Access to responsive services and skilled appropriately trained public servants in their libraries.​​​​​

Martinsburg Public LibraryPrinceton Public LibraryRaleigh County Public LibraryOhio County Public Library
Libraries today are more important than ever.  They build communities.  They promote learning.  They provide the essential connections needed in this constantly changing digital world.  The goal of the West Virginia Library Commission is to ensure that public libraries remain on the cutting edge of information services, today and into the future.​