For the Public

State Library Services at the West Virginia Library Commission was established to help provide reference services and access to printed and/or electronic materials and to online information to the state's citizens.  State Library Services is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.  It provides public access computers, access to federal and state government information, and access to a circulating collection. 

Ask Us widget button Ask Us is a service offered by the State Library Services reference librarians to answer questions and fill the information needs of the West Virginia Legislature, state agencies and their employees, and the citizens of West Virginia.  Click on the "Ask Us" button to complete the form.

Borrower's Cards

Any West Virginia resident is eligible for a borrower's card from the West Virginia Library Commission.


State Library Services is a federal document depository library. Library collections also include non-fiction, reference, and library science materials.

Additionally, the library holds a wide array of state newspapers and subscriptions to several online databases. Click on the collections link above for more information.

Databases and Resources

The Library subscribes to a number of databases and other eresources to assist in research and recreational needs.  Click on the databases link for more information.

Federal Document Collections

As a Federal depository library in West Virginia, the Library is committed to providing free access to government information through the online catalog.  Contact us if you need assistance in locating specific government information at

Internet Computers and WiFi

The Library has four computers available for public use.  These workstations have Microsoft Office.  For users with their own laptops, tablets, or another mobile device, the Library provides free access to Wi-Fi. 

Library Locator Map

Online Catalog

Search the Library Commission State Library Services and Archives and History Library print and electronic collections.

Special Services Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The Special Services Division provides books on tape, Braille books, and large print books to West Virginia citizens with visual or physical impairments.

West Virginia Center for the Book

The West Virginia Center for the Book was established in 2001 as an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is hosted by the West Virginia Library Commission in partnership with the West Virginia Humanities Council and is located in Charleston, WV.

In-State Toll Free: 1-800-642-9021

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