The mission of the Pittsylvania County Public Library System is to provide equal opportunity access to materials and information in appropriate formats to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our diverse community.
The Pittsylvania County Public Library System was established as the Chatham Library Association in 1939. The library system operates four libraries serving a population of over 61,500 residents; the main library is located in Chatham, with branches in the Mt. Hermon area, the town of Gretna, and in Brosville/Cascade. Rural service in this, the largest county in Virginia [978 square miles], is enhanced by a bookmobile that travels the county making over sixty stops a month. Library staff administers a wide range of programs and activities and a collection in excess of 152,000 volumes. Annual circulation in FY2009 exceeded 320,000 items.
PCPL uses Library.Solution as its integrated online system for catalog and circulation functions. Patrons can use the online catalog in the library or from any Internet-enabled device to have quick access to information about materials in the library system.