Reading Areas --
The Greenbrier County Library offers several reading areas
throughout our library. Beyond the main reading area, located
near the windows across from our main, upper level entrance,
there are reading areas in the Juvenille and Young Adult areas as well
as in the north-east and south-east corners of the building.
Reference Materials --
We offer reference books, such as encyclopedias,
dictionaries, pricing guides, maps, atlases, and many local
history. These materials may be used for research on site or
photocopied, but may not be checked out.
Greenbrier County Library normally has three notary publics available
during normal business hours before 5 p.m. There is no fee for
notarizing at the Greenbrier County Library.
History Room --
facility contains a local history room in which we have our reference
collection of books pertaining to the history of our part of the
state. It is not the most extensive collection and there is
limited genealogical material within it. Anything that we do not
have on hand is likely to be found at the Greenbrier County Historical
Society, located in the North House Museum, just down the hill from our
facility. As with all of our reference materials, the books in
our Local History Room may not be checked out.
Tax Forms --
We offer State & Federal
tax forms on-site during tax season. If there you need forms that
we do not have on hand, we are able to print them from the IRS website
in most cases.
For sending FAXes we do charge $2 for the first page and $1
for each additional page. For receiving FAXes,
we charge $1 per page with a ceiling of $4. You can therefore
receive as many FAXed pages as necessary, but we will only charge up to
Photo Copier --
We charge $.25 per photocopied page.
Laser printing --
We charge $.10 fee per page and can print in black &
Inter Library Loans --
Greenbrier County Public Library participates in an Interlibrary Loan
service in order to obtain materials not available in our
collection. This service depends on the generosity of public and
academic libraries across the state. For security reasons
interlibrary loan materials must be signed out from the front desk. In
order to receive this privilege the borrower agrees to: 1. Accept responsibility for
materials between signing out and signing in. This includes cost of
damage to or loss of borrowed item. 2.
Return the materials by the date due marked on the interlibrary loan
slip. Not returning materials to the lending library on time may
jeopardize our ability to continue receiving interlibrary loan services
from that library. Please make every effort to return this material by
the due date. Please note: Borrowers may be required to have a
valid library card with the MLN system in order to check out
Interlibrary Loan materials.
The GCPL offers computer and internet access free of
charge. Patrons are given a 1 hour time limit for computer usage,
however we do not ask patrons to relinquish their computers unless we
have other patrons waiting to use them. We also offer wireless
internet access in 1 hour, 2 hour or 4 hour time increments. To
use this free service, patrons must provide their own wireless capable
laptop computer and ask to use the service at our circulation
desk. Staff will then provide a wireless access login and
password for the requested amount of time. Patrons will then have
24 hours in which to use that alotted amount of time. If more
time is needed, another session can be requested, free of charge.
Basic Computer Class --
This class is
offered the first Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each month, from
10 a.m. to noon. The class is free. Please call ahead to
Videos /DVDs --
offer both popular release movies as well as children's movies.
Primarily our collection is available on VHS tape, though our DVD
collection is growing.
Paperback Book Exchange --
You can bring in a paperback book and
take one from our exchange section. Please note: If there is a
colored dot and a library spine label on the spine of the book you are
taking, that is not an exchange book, but is part of our collection and
must be checked out.
Audio Books --
We offer a wide selection of books on
tape, CD and now audio books for download to your personal player through the WV
Reads program. See the staff for more
Through the WV
Reads program, we offer a selection of eBooks for download to your
reading device. Whether it's your laptop, an iPad, Kindle or
Nook, GCPL has a selection of eBooks that are compatible with your
reading device. See the staff for more details.
Literacy Tutoring --
We offer literacy tutoring through the
Greenbrier County Literacy through Libraries. To schedule
literacy tutoring, please call Cherrie Davis, Literacy Through
Libraries coordinator, at Ronceverte Public Library at 647-7400.
September through May, the Greenbrier County Library library has a
weekly Story Hour program. During Story Hour, children in our two
different age groups are read stories by our library staff, then they
do crafts and afterward have snack time and are able to check out books
as well. Our Story Hour groups and times are as follows:
For 3 to 5 year olds, Story Hour takes place in our downstairs
multi-purpose room from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; for 2 to 3 year-olds Story
Time takes place in our children's area in the upstairs main floor from
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.