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Services For State Government Employees & Legislators

State Library Services 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 of over fifty thousand items. State Library Services 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 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 Card

State Library Services accepts online library card registration forms from West Virginia state employees.  To access the form, click on the link above.

Courier Service

State Library Services 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.

Databases and eResources

State Library Services provides access to a large amount of online resources--digital magazines and journals, encyclopedias, newspaper articles, and general reference materials--for its card holders.  Click on the link above to view our offerings.

Federal Government Documents

State Library Services provides access to a circulating collection of federal government documents.  This collection focuses on military affairs, education, mining, and federal hearings.  The Library provides access to digital government documents as well through the GPO's Federal Digital System or FDsys.

Interlibrary Loan

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.

Internet Computers and WiFi

The Library has four internet computers for public use. Sign in at the reference desk. WiFi is available for your devices in the library.

Library Locator Map

Online Catalog

The online catalog contains all the resources available from State Library Services.  Click on the link above to explore our 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.

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

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