Bringing Books to Pittsylvania County Since 1940. For more information about our Bookmobile, click here.
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. Full policy available here.
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. Full policies available here.
If you are taking an online class to lower the points on your driver’s license or to lower your insurance costs, the library can help. All branches except for the History Research Center and Library are authorized test-taking locations for Traffic Safety Consultants. Call your branch for details.
Genealogy and Local History
The library has a branch dedicated to the study of genealogy and local history. For complete information about the resources and services available at the History Research Center and Library, click here.
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 identification (preferably a driver’s license or other official photo ID), and proof of current address.
To get a temporary library card (good for 30 days), fill out the form here and then click on “Register”. You will be e-mailed a temporary library card number and PIN. You can use this number and PIN to set up accounts or access any online library materials through our website, including Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby for the next 30 days – your card will expire after 30 days unless you pick up your physical card at the library. Before your temporary card expires: Go in person to a PCPL location with your documents to validate your name and address.
To see a copy of our circulation policy, click here.
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. Full policy and application available here.
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. There is one pass available at each branch, and it may be checked out for 2 days. Click here for museum hours.
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.