Bringing Books to Pittsylvania County Since 1940. Read more about our Bookmobile
Computers & Printing
Each library branch is equipped with computers and broadband Internet available for public use, as well as WiFi for those bringing their own devices. Color copying and printing is available in all branches. The Chatham library also has a computer lab which is open to the public when classes are not being taught. Read the PCPL computer use policy
Copying & Faxing
Black and white and color copying is available to the public at every branch at a reasonable cost. Faxing is also available at each location. Read the PCPL copying policy
Genealogy and Local History
The library has a branch dedicated to the study of genealogy and local history. For more information about the resources and services available at the History Research Center and Library.
Getting a Library Card
Library cards are available free of charge to residents of the county as well as all contiguous localities in Virginia and North Carolina. Bring photo ID (preferably a driver’s license or other official photo ID) and proof of current address. See our circulation policy
Interlibrary Loan What if we don’t have the book you want? Never fear—there’s interlibrary loan. We have access to materials in the collections of participating libraries throughout the US. Costs per item range from free to $2.00. Check at your branch for more information.
The Pittsylvania County Library makes its meeting room facilities available for public use. There is a charge for organizations which are not based in Pittsylvania County. To discuss reserving one of the rooms, call the branch you wish to use. Read the meeting room policy and fill out an online application on the PCPL policies page
Thanks to the generosity of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, the library is able to provide free passes to the museum. All you need is your library card. One pass is available at each branch, and it may be checked out for 2 days. Find museum information and hours
Notary The library offers free notary services, by appointment, at the Chatham and Mt Hermon locations. Please call ahead to make an appointment at your preferred branch.
Customers seeking notarizations must bring:
- Unsigned documents to be notarized:
Originals of any documents to be copied and notarized.
Notaries can only notarize certified copies made by library staff.
- Valid photo identification:
Photo IDs must be current and in a language the notary understands. If an ID is not familiar to the notary, the notary has the option to refuse acceptance.
- Any witnesses required:
Library staff cannot serve as witnesses. Customers are not allowed to ask other library patrons to serve as their witnesses.
In order to serve as a witness, the witness must be personally known to the individual whose documents are being notarized.
All witnesses must bring valid photo identification as described above.
In accordance with VA code § 47.1-15 and the Virginia Notary Handbook, notaries reserve the right to decline to notarize a document for any reason.
Test Proctoring The library provides test proctoring for students upon request and depending on availability of appropriate staff. There is no fee, but students are responsible for any costs associated with the examination such as postage or faxing. If a test is to be returned by mail, the student must provide the prepaid envelope. If a library computer is to be used to complete the exam, the student must have a PCPL library card in good standing. The student is responsible for scheduling the exam in advance with staff to ensure the availability of equipment and personnel.