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 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.
State Library Services accepts online library card registration forms
from West Virginia state employees. To access the form, click on the
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.
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.
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.
The online catalog contains all the resources available from State Library Services. Click on the link above to explore our collections.
The Special Services Division provides books on tape, Braille books, and large print books to West Virginia citizens with visual or physical impairments.