Even when the library buildings are closed we can still help you with your information and entertainment needs

COVID-19 Updates

James City County and The City of Williamsburg have declared a local emergency and closed all city and county buildings until further notice. This includes all library locations.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information from James City County on the COVID-19 situation, including news updates and links to the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WRL Updates:

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) update: While the libraries are closed, we can request photocopies from other libraries via ILL. This includes digital journal articles or articles which may need to be photocopied/scanned from physical materials such as microfilm, print journals, newspapers, or single book chapters. We cannot request loans of physical items such as books or CDs from other libraries.
  • During the time that the library is closed, we will be extending due dates and hold pickup dates and waiving all fines and fees accrued during the closure.
  • Are you a fan of BookPage? It is temporarily available online since you cannot pick up copies in the library.
  • Families, we know the daily reading requirement while the schools are out may get monotonous, so let’s add some fun activities and challenges to mix things up! If you’ve participated in our summer reading program, you’re probably familiar with Beanstack, but did you know you can participate all year round? Go to wrl.beanstack.org and log in to earn try some new activities and earn badges from now through the end of April.