- Copies - Delivery -
Jail Extension Services - Microfilm - Multipurpose (Meeting) Rooms
Newspapers - Reader's Advisory Services - Reference Service
Quiet Rooms - Suggest a Title - Wireless Internet Access
All branches of the library offer preschool Storytimes for children ages three to five, and many of the branches also offer story times for two-year-olds with an accompanying adult. Storytimes are an opportunity for young children to experience books, poetry, music, finger plays, activities and crafts in a small group setting. Storytime schedules with weekly themes are available at the library.
A Summer Reading Club for children in preschool through high school is offered every summer. Reading is encouraged by awarding incentives for listening to books and for time spent reading. Weekly programs with storytellers, musicians, puppets and other performers are presented to encourage visits to the library over the summer.
Books for Babies is a program funded by the Friends of the Library and made possible in cooperation with Bon Secours Memorial Regional Hospital. New parents can receive a free board book for their baby by bringing a Books for Babies coupon to any branch library. For more information about the Books for Babies program, call or visit your local branch library.
Each branch library has a copier machine and one or more printers connected to its public computers for your convenience. Copies are $.15 per page. Double-sided copying, where available, is $.30 per page. Payment is made at the circulation desk unless the printer or copier has a coin acceptor.
attempts to make its resources available to all patrons at the
place most convenient to them. If books or materials
that you want are available at another Pamunkey Regional Library
branch, we can deliver them to your local branch library.
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Public facsimile services for business and personal
purposes are sometimes made available through local businesses
such as office supply companies and printing/copy businesses.
When no such services are available in the library’s community
or in the cases of emergency, business and personal fax
transmission and reception on library equipment is available,
when the equipment is not in use for library purposes, for a fee
per page set by the Library Board.
To send a FAX -
$3.00 for the first page
$1.50 for each additional page
No charge for cover sheet
To receive a FAX -
$1.00 per page received
(The library will discard unknown and unsolicited fax transmissions. Please call or visit the library to let a staff member know when the FAX will be sent.)
Please note: Ashland, Goochland, Hanover, King & Queen, King William, and West Point government officials and staff, members of Hanover Interagency Council and members of the Goochland Interagency Council may use the machines to send and receive official business free of charge.
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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
material is unavailable from the branches of the Pamunkey
Regional Library, we will try to borrow it from another library
system for you. Please ask your local branch staff for the
"Materials Request" card or use our convenient
online request form.
We offer this service free to our patrons.
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One of the long-range goals of the Pamunkey Regional Library is to "provide patrons with access to facilities, materials and assistance to obtain the information they need." One of the ways that we do this is by providing reading material for the library at the Pamunkey Regional Jail. The Pamunkey Regional Library, though not affiliated with the Jail, provides books and popular-interest magazine subscriptions that they make part of their library.
Neither the library nor the jail has a big budget for books and other materials. The program officer is always on the lookout for more materials. If you would like to donate to the jail library, high-interest materials include magazines about cars and car repair, National Geographic magazines, good condition paperbacks in all areas (especially mysteries, westerns and science fiction), anything by African-American authors, and materials in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. If you are interested in donating materials to the jail, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-365-6211.
The Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library has a
35mm microfilm reader, printer, a microfilm collection of
Herald-Progress issues from 1919 to the present and a number of reels
on United States and Virginia history.
list of microfilm titles.
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Multipurpose (Meeting) Rooms
Educational, civic, cultural, government groups and individuals
may use library multi-purpose rooms for meetings if they agree, in writing, to
follow all rules and regulations established by the Library Board for the use of
the rooms. The multi-purpose rooms are available on equal terms to all in
the community regardless of their beliefs and affiliations. For a list of
Multipurpose Room rules and regulations, please click
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Current newspaper subscriptions/drop-offs received by our branch libraries
include the following:
360 View (King & Queen and Upper King William)
Central Virginian (Goochland and Montpelier)
Chesapeake Bay Journal (Upper King William)
Country Courier (Hanover, King & Queen, and Upper King William)
Daily Press (West Point)
Goochland Gazette (Goochland, Hanover, Montpelier, and Rockville)
Herald Progress (Ashland, Atlee, Hanover, Mechanicsville, Montpelier, and Rockville)
Mechanicsville Local (Atlee, Hanover, and Mechanicsville)
New York Times (Ashland, Atlee, and Mechanicsville)
New York Times - Sunday Only (Hanover)
Rappahannock Times (King & Queen)
Richmond Times Dispatch (All Branch Libraries)
Tidewater Review (Upper King William and West Point)
USA Today (Ashland, Hanover, and Mechanicsville)
Wall Street Journal (Ashland, Atlee, Mechanicsville, and Rockville)
Washington Post (Ashland, Goochland, and Mechanicsville)
A number of branch libraries keep back-filed newspapers available in print for our patrons. The Goochland Branch Library keeps issues of the Goochland Gazette from 1975 to 1985 and daily newspapers are kept for one month. The Mechanicsville Branch Library keeps some of their newspaper titles for two months or more, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Herald Progress, and the Mechanicsville Local. The Hanover Branch Library keeps bound copies of the Herald Progress back to 1984. The Herald Progress is also available on microfilm at the Ashland Branch Library.
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Readers' Advisory Services
Looking for something good to read? Our friendly circulation staff
will be happy to make recommendations based on your reading interests or
When you visit your local branch, ask to see our
staff Readers' Advisory notebooks. You will find reading
suggestions about books on biography, fantasy, historical
fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and travel.
We also have Readers' Advisory resources on our
Web Sites for Book Lovers page.
Don't forget to check out
NoveList Plus for
recommendations on fiction and non-fiction titles, too!
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provides general reference collections in each branch library
and more specialized collections at the
Ashland, Atlee and Mechanicsville branch libraries. Reference Librarians
are available to assist with research and readers'
advisory. You can e-mail your questions to our Reference
email@example.com or use the
Ask-a-Librarian form. The
Librarians also answer questions in the chat
box located on our home page.
Our Reference Librarians also proctor tests and exams. For more information, please see our proctoring guidelines.
If you need personalized assistance on topics like basic computer skills, resume/job search help, or library/research skills, you can contact one of the Reference Librarians to arrange a one-hour session at the Ashland, Atlee, or Mechanicsville branch libraries through our Reference on Demand service.
In addition to its Multipurpose/Meeting Rooms, the most branch libraries
also provide areas available for individual or small group
use. Please check at your local library for availability.
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Don't see a title you want in our catalog? Please ask your local branch staff for our "Materials Request" card or use our convenient online request form.
Wireless Internet Access
Using your own wireless enabled laptop, you can now access the Internet throughout our library branches. Although steel shelving may cause some interference in some locations, you should be able to pick up the wireless signal in most areas of our branches.
More information about wireless internet access at the library
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The Hanover Branch Library houses a special collection of books on the history of Hanover County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Hanover Branch Library is happy to answer your Virginiana questions by mail at Hanover Branch Library, P.O. Box 119, Hanover, VA 23069, Attn: Virginiana. See a partial list of our collection in Google Books or check out My Library.