We have five branches to serve you: the Main library in Abingdon, plus branch libraries in Damascus, Glade Spring, Mendota, and Hayter's Gap. You can always find out what's going on with us on our website.

At WCPL, our motto is "libraries change lives." We are committed to making an impact on our community. Our patrons deeply value old-fashioned library services, so we are still all about:

Main Library, Abingdon

  • lending books, music CDs, and movies
  • hosting exciting programs, including author talks/book signings and the Summer Reading Program
  • offering meeting space to community groups in our conference rooms
  • promoting reading and literacy throughout Washington County, especially for children
  • reference service, where patrons can take their questions and research needs
  • a Virginia Room for genealogy research

AND we offer many 21st century library services, such as:

  • free computer/internet access at all locations, with guest passes for non-patrons
  • free wifi! In Abingdon, connect with WCPL_Pub
  • computer classes
  • Dial-a-Story, for when you and the kids can't make it to Story Time (276) 676-6234
  • text-a-librarian (text START to 276-345-0005 for instructions)
  • "Ask a Question" chat box on our website's homepage
  • technology "petting zoos" where folks can handle new gadgets & learn to use them
  • a Seed Savers Library to preserve local varieties of heirloom seeds
  • digital "borrowing" of ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines for your mobile device
  • state-of-the-art databases for smart research (access them from home!)
  • a mobile app through Find it Virginia; just search for "Find it VA" in your app store
  • Tablet tutoring, for when you need a little help with that nifty new gadget

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