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Library Locator

Who We Are

West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston
Since 1929, the West Virginia Library Comm​ission has assisted public libraries in developing a culture that values reading, education, and freedom of access to information.  By providing access to numerous resources, services and programs, every West Virginia library is a place to Explore, DiscoverCreate!   

The Library Commission aims to provide West Virginians access to information needed to be informed, productive citizens; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries, and meeting the needs of West Virginians with disabilities.

Laws and Regulations

West Virginia Code; Chapter 29, Library Section under WV Department of Arts, Culture & History​​

LSTA Plans ​​​​

​​​​​​​LSTA Five-Year Strategic Plan 2023-2027.pdf​​​​

LSTA Five-Year Strategic Plan 2018-2022


​How do I find a library in my area? 

To find contact information for your local library, click here.

How do I place an Interlibrary Loan?

The West Virginia Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request System allows public libraries within the state to borrow library materials from other public libraries and from the West Virginia Library Commission. For information on how the process works, click here.

How do I get a library card?

State library cards are free and available to any West Virginia resident.  To apply for a state library card, complete this form​ or call 304-558-2045.​​