State Library Services at the West Virginia Library Commission was established to help provide reference services, access to printed and/or electronic materials and to online information along with work-related Interlibrary Loan services to state agencies and the state legislature. We are open to the public. We provide public access computers including access to federal and state government information and access to a circulating collection. The State Library provides free library cards for use by the citizens of West Virginia. Library materials and resources may be checked out by library card holders.
ASK A LIBRARIAN is a service offered by the State Library Services reference librarians
to answer questions and fill the information
needs of the West Virginia General Assembly, state agencies and their
employees, and the citizens of West Virginia. Complete the form by clicking on the link above and
one of our reference librarians will answer your request as soon as
possible. The forms are checked periodically from 8 AM to 4:30 PM,
Monday through Friday. If you have not received a response within 2
business days, please call the reference desk at (304) 558-2045.
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.
The Library will deliver library materials to state employees on the Capitol Complex. The service extends to Elizabeth Street and Michigan Avenue off of Washington Street, too. Click on the link above for more information or to make a request.
The Library accepts Interlibrary Loan requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for West Virginia state employees.
State Library Services accepts online library card registration forms from West Virginia state employees. To access the form, click on the link above.