Library Services - What can JMRL do for you?

JMRL is more than just books. The library holds hundreds of programs for all ages throughout the year. Research help, notaries, a job center, and access to state-of-the-art equipment like 3D printers are just a few of the services it provides.

Things to get help with
Child getting help at a library service desk
Things to do
Program at Central Library
Spaces to use
Northside Conference Rooms
Things to use
Photo scanner with some local photographs
Things to check out
Juvenile book club kit
Things to read
JMRL's Blog

Resources - Things to get help with
Child getting help at a library service desk

Interlibrary Loan

Borrow books nationwide
Local Resources

Find local community resources
Notary Services

Make an appointment with a notary at any JMRL branch. 
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville
Proctoring

Make an appointment with a librarian at a JMRL branch for test proctoring
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville
Research Assistance

Ask a librarian for help
Summer Feed

Students can get snacks in the summer
Louisa, Nelson
Teacher Subject Packs

Teachers can request books by subject
Tutorials

Get computer assistance
Central, Northside
Virtual reference services

Ask questions by chat, text, or email
What do I read next?

Personalized reading recommendations from JMRL staff

Programs - Things to do
Program at Central Library

100 Books Before Graduation

Get a good start on your future and join in! Start in middle school, read at your own pace, and log 100 books by the time you finish high school.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your child for reading success
Blood Pressure Monitoring Station

In partnership with the American Heart Association the Blood Pressure Monitor Station helps you to keep tabs on your heart health while at the library.
Central, Crozet, Scottsville
Free Programs for All Ages

Storytimes, book clubs, workshops and more
Group Visits

Bring your group to JMRL or request an outreach visit
Little Seed Library

A seed exchange program that empowers the community by connecting people with growing, harvesting and seed saving traditions, as well as nurturing a shared joy of gardening.
Gordon, Crozet
Summer Challenges

Challenges for kids, teens, and adults over the summer months
Teen Maker Lab
Temporarily unavailable
For ages 11-18 only Want to learn about a new craft or skill?  The Teen Maker Lab provides a space for trying new things on a rotating basis
Northside

Facilities - Spaces to use
Northside Conference Rooms

24hr Contactless Hold pickup lockers

To use the outdoor lockers select "(Branch) Locker" as your hold pickup location.
Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Scottsville
Business Center
Temporarily unavailable
Services offered for digitizing various media, printing small and large format, laminating, etc
Nelson
Conference Rooms

Book a room for 1-4 people
Central, Crozet, Northside, Louisa, Nelson
Cooling Station

An air-conditioned or cooled building that has been designated as a site to provide respite and safety during extreme heat.
Central
Digital Media Lab

Services offered for digitizing various media, editing audio/video/photos
Central
Maker Lab

Tools and equipment to create.
Central, Nelson, Northside
Meeting Rooms

Free community meeting spaces
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville
Privacy Pods

Individual use privacy pod booth provides a soundproof space to work, make phone calls, attend telehealth appointments, or conduct online meetings. A chair, adjustable tabletop, Wi-Fi, and power outlets are provided.
Crozet, Louisa, Greene
Quiet Room

A comfortable reading room available to everyone where talking or noise is prohibited.
Northside, Nelson

Technology and Equipment - Things to use
Photo scanner with some local photographs

3D Printing

Send 3D print files for printing, $0.10 per gram.
Northside, Central
3D Scanning

Create a digital model of a 3D object using our 3D scanner
Central
Audio/Video/Sound Editing

Apple Mac Mini M2 Pro with Adobe Creative Suite
Central
Book Scanning

Temporarily unavailable
An easy way to scan your photos, documents or books and more, without the hassle of unbinding
Nelson
Button Making

 Perfect for pin buttons, rope ties, key chains, bottle openers, etc
Central
Charging Stations

Charge your devices via usb ports.
Central, Northside, Gordon, Louisa, Greene, Nelson, Crozet
Chromebooks

All branches have Chromebooks available to be used in the library.
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville
Coding Station

A Raspberry Pi with several IDEs and other programming resources
Northside
Computers

Use JMRL computers for job searching, homework or to get online
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville
Drawing Tablet

Temporarily unavailable
Faxing

Faxing is available at $1 for each page, including any cover pages, within the United States.
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville
Film Scanning

Temporarily unavailable
Negatives (most sizes), 35mm slides, 35mm film, 8mm or super 8
Nelson
Flat Bed Scanning

Scanners available in standard 8 1/2" x 11" to large format 11"x17"
Central
Laminator

Temporarily unavailable
Cold & Thermal Lamination 13-inch wide inlet
Nelson
Large Format Printer

Temporarily unavailable
24" desktop printer
Nelson
Laser Cutting & Engraving

Devices to cut or engrave a wide range of materials (must bring own materials)
Central, Nelson
Microfilm & Microfiche

Reader and scanner available to print or email.  Microfilm and microfiche of the Historical Periodicals Collection available
Central
Paper Cutting

Use our Cricut to create detailed paper-cut designs (must bring own materials)
Central, Nelson, Northside
Printing and Photocopying

$.10 black and white, $.50 color.  Print from your own device with Wireless Printing.
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville
Sewing Machines

Sewing machines are available for use in sewing projects (must bring own materials).
Central, Nelson, Northside
Video Conversion

Temporarily unavailable
With the video conversion station, you can convert your old VHS tapes into .mp4 format. 
Nelson
Wi-Fi

Use Wi-Fi at all JMRL branches
Central, Crozet, Gordon, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville, Bookmobile

Collections - Things to check out
Juvenile book club kit

7 Day Books

Check out a bestseller for seven days
Adult Literacy/ELL Collection

Stories, bilingual dictionaries, language instruction, audiobooks, and DVDs
Central, Northside
Audiobooks

Download audiobooks or borrow them on CD
Bookmobile
Blue Ridge Life Magazine Archive

Nelson County Life and Blue Ridge Life back issues are available for review and download.
Nelson
Book Club Kits for Children or Adults

Multiple copies of each title with reader's guides and questions.  
Daily Progress - digital edition (historic)

Online access from 1893-1964.  
Digital Library

Download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics. Do research online. Watch movies, and more...
Health Kits

Check out exercise and health equipment
Jazz Collection

CDs at Gordon Avenue Branch
Gordon
Large Print

Borrow books with large print
Bookmobile
Local Voices

Books, CDs and DVDs by creators in the Charlottesville, Crozet, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson
Magazines

Borrow print magazines or read them online
Maker Kits

Learn a new technology or skill at your own pace by checking out a kit
Memory Kits

Seniors can share memories with these kits
Bookmobile
Movies

Borrow movies on DVD and Bluray
Music CDs

Borrow music on CD
Nelson Historical Society Archives

In partnership with the Nelson Historical Society, the archives are available at the Nelson Memorial Library.
Nelson
New Releases

Discover new books with JMRL created lists
Play Collection

Play scripts at Central Library
Central
Roland E. Beauford Sr. African-American Collection

Books and other materials, fiction and non-fiction, by or about African-Americans.
Gordon
Toy Library

Borrow children's toys
Virginia Discovery Museum Pass

Free admission for up to four guests
Virginia State Park Pass

Backpacks with free state park passes and family nature activity guides
Wi-Fi Hotspots

Check out a hotspot to bring wifi to you

JMRL Publications - Things to read
JMRL's Blog

eNewsletters

Get library news by email
Grow. Learn. Connect.

The JMRL Blog.
On the Same Page

JMRL's Podcast