Orange County Public Library

Library Services

Circulation Services

We provide a variety of materials for checkout including: books, magazines, audio books, music CD’s, VHS and DVD videos and CD-ROM software.  All items except DVD, Blu-Ray and “new” books are loaned for a period of 21 days.  DVDs  and Blu-Rays are loaned for a period of 7 days.  “New” books are loaned for a period of 14 days. Customers may renew their materials by phone (540) 672-3811 (Main); 854-5310 (Wilderness) or 832-0712 (Gordonsville) or online (  There are also return chutes next to the door of all facilities for 24 x7 returns.

Please see Your Library Card for more information on getting and using a card


Placing a hold

Enter the library catalog

Search for the title

select it from the list by double-clicking on it and then select the Hold Request button at the lower left.

You will need your library card Number and PIN number to place a hold.

If you do not have a PIN number, you will need a library staff member to set one up for you.

Many patrons have a default PIN number entered for them of the last four digits of their phone number.

Renewing Items

Enter patron review

Input your library card number (the entire barcode number on the back of your card) and your PIN number. Many patrons have the last 4 digits of their telephone number set up as their PIN number. If this does not work, please come in or call and have our staff establish a PIN number for you.

Click on “Current Loans”

Place a check mark in the box to the left of each title that you would like to renew
and then click on RENEW .

Please keep in mind that items on hold for other patrons cannot be renewed.

Also,there is a limit of one seven day renewal on videos, and one renewal of one week on CD-ROM software.

There is a limit of one full 2 week renewal on new books.

All other items may be renewed 2 times.

PLEASE NOTE: The renewal due date for all items except DVDs, Blu-Rays, CD-ROMs and “new” books, will be three weeks from the date of the renewal, not three weeks from the original due date. For DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CD-ROMs the due date will be one week from the date the item(s) are renewed.  For “new” books the due date will be 2 weeks from the date the item(s) are renewed.

Renewing OVERDUE items

Items which are overdue may be renewed online, but a charge for the number of days that the item is overdue at the time of renewal will be placed into your account.

If you have questions about overdue renewal charges, call your local branch.
Main Library (540)672-3811, Wilderness Branch (540)854-5310 or 972-1675, Gordonsville Branch (540)832-0712

Online renewals are blocked in our software if they will result in a charge in over $10.00 or if the customer has the maximum number of items (30) checked out.

Requesting Items

Request cards are provided at the main desk of all library locations.  Requests from library cardholders are considered in accordance to our Materials Selection Policy and the availability of funds.  Online request form.

Youth and Teen Services

We provide a variety of programs for children and youth.  Please check our events calendar for upcoming programs and our Children’s  Programs and Teen Programs pages for more information.

Reference Assistance

We provide reference service via telephone or in person when the library is open.
The Library’s Collection

The Libraries own just under 150,000 items with just under 100,000 different titles.

Main Library owns 74,519 items

Wilderness Branch owns 49,000 items

Gordonsville Branch owns 20,300 items

Community Spaces in the Library

Each location offers a meeting room that may be used by the public in accordance with our meeting room policy.  Reservations may be made a maximum of 12 months in advance.  Recurring reservations may not be available when demand is high to ensure equity of access.  Please see our Meeting Room Policy for more information.

  • Main Library

    Main Library
    146A Madison Road
    Orange, VA 22960
    Fax: 540-672-5040


  • Gordonsville BRanch

    Gordonsville Branch
    319 N. Main Street
    Gordonsville, VA 22942

     Contact Us

  • Wilderness Branch

    Wilderness Branch
    6421 Flat Run Road
    Locust Grove, VA 22508

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