Library Cards are free to all residents who live, attend school, own property or are employed in the state of Virginia.
Each person getting a card must fill out an application for a library card.
You will need to bring a photo ID with current address.
If photo ID does not have current address brings at least one other document to verify all applicants’ address.
Other documents may include: Checkbook with address on checks, mail postmarked within the last 30 days and contains the persons name on the mail.
A post card can be mailed to verify the patron’s address, for adult patrons. Applicant must bring the postcard in to the library within 30 days after delivery.
A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature and proof of current address are required on the minor's application for a library card.
Any minor who is legally emancipated must provide court documents to prove that status.
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Out of area residents who are employed in or attending school in the service area are required to show proof of employment or enrollment, such as paycheck or student ID.
Yes, a library card needs to be renewed every year. Contact information will be verified and updated by a staff member.
A library card is not eligible for renewal when there are overdue fines or other fees, or overdue items are showing on their account.
Library Cards need to be in good standing to use in the library or for specified online databases.
Signing a Library Card application and Library Card denotes acceptance of responsibility for all fines and fees for lost or damaged materials.
Your library card can be used at any of the five (5) Wythe-Grayson Regional Libraries or at any of the Galax-Carroll Regional Libraries.
Yes, library cards can be replaced. There is a replacement fee of $2.00 for cards unless the card is being replaced due to normal wear and usage.
All patron information is to be verbally verified by staff before extending privileges.
Yes. You can access your account from any internet connection, be it desktop, phone, or tablet. You'll need to enter your library card number (no spaces) and PIN (the last 4 digits of your Library Card number) to access your account.
By default, your PIN is the last 4 digits of your Library Card number. If your PIN does not work, please call the Library at (276) 773-2761 to verify your account information.
You can change your PIN in your account settings. Once you log into your account, click on Account Summary, then Library PIN. Enter your new PIN and then confirm your old PIN. Your new PIN can be any combination of letters, numbers or symbols up to 8 characters long.
Books, Books on CD, Playaway Audiobooks, Kits, Compact Disks, and Magazines check out for 3 weeks.
DVDs check out for 1 week.
Checkout limit of 25 items per account. With the exception of DVD's only 5 DVD's per account.
Yes, you can renew an item up to two times per checkout, unless other patrons already have the same title on hold.
When you see an item you wish to place on hold from our catalog, look for the Green Check Mark Place Hold link and click on it. If you are not already logged in, the system will ask for your Library card number and PIN. Then select which location you would like the item sent to. The default will be your home Library location.
Arrived holds (items you placed on hold that are now ready for you) are kept on the holds shelf for one week. If the items are not picked up and checked out during this time frame, the holds expire. If you did not receive a notification when your hold(s) arrived, please check with the Library to make sure we have current contact info for your account--if you normally receive notifications via email, try checking your junk or spam folder first.
There is no limit on how many holds you can have placed at once. There is, however, a checkout limit of 25 items per account and only 5 DVD's per account.
You will be notified by phone call. You may check with a Library staff member, or call (276) 773-2761, to check your contact status or to change it.
Reserved materials will be held for 5 business days before going back to the branch that owns the item.
Online materials can be checked out using your library card and PIN number.
When you borrow materials a staff member will print a receipt with due dates for all checked out materials.
The Wythe- Grayson Regional Library and Board of Trustees is happy to announce that effective February 28th, 2021 through February 2023; overdue fines will not accrue on any materials except for WGRL equipment (such as Mobile Hotspots, e-readers or the telescope.)
Overdue fines for are Books, Books on CD, Playaway Audiobooks, Kits, DVD’s, Compact Disks, and Magazines $0.25 per day and up to a maximum of 10.50 per item. . (Long-lost and damaged item fees still apply, and will vary by item.)
I want to get a book that is not in the library catalog
Interlibrary loans requests may be placed for items not owned by any of the MT-N-Cat libraries, Any borrower in good standing with a valid Wythe Grayson Regional Library card my request interlibrary loan service. Return postage charge of $3.00 per item will be the responsibility of the borrower, payable upon receipt of the requested material.
The lending library will set the duration of the loan period and overdue fees- those costs will be passed along to the patron.
The Library accepts Cash and all major credit cards. Credit card charges must be more than $2.00.
Library Programs can be accessed on our websites calendar or on our Programs Pages.
We also have display cases and public bulletin board areas that showcase upcoming events and services in each library location.
Yes, Computers are provided for public use with the understanding that their use is primarily self-service. Library staff can offer assistance only with the basics of computer operation and not with specific programs, Computers are available on a first-come, first-service basis, A member of the library staff has the right to interrupt the use of computers to ensure that patrons have equal access.
No, you need either a picture ID or library card to use the pubic computers.
Photocopy machines are available for public use at all branch's.
Black and white prints cost $0.25 per page, and color prints are $0.75 per page.
We ask that you print from one of our public computers. We do not offer printing from personal devices.
Yes, a staff member will assist you to send a fax. Faxes are $1.00 per page for all outgoing and incoming transmissions.
The Library accepts cash and all major credit cards. Credit card charges must be more than $2.00.
All library locations provide WiFi access, passwords are available at the circulation desk.
The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library system is a designated Passport Application Acceptance Facility.
Passport applications are processed by appointment only, and must be scheduled at least 24 hours before-hand. Call (276)773-2761
Appointments may be made at the following times, at the specified library:
Grayson County Public Library
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Provide an original of one of the following to be submitted with application:
Proof of Identity*
Present one of the following and provide a photocopy (front and back) of it to be submitted with application:
Current, valid driver’s license. (If not issued by Virginia, you must also bring a secondary ID.)
Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
*Minors under the age of 16:
One photo is required for your passport application. It is important that your passport picture meets the specific requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of State. Passport Photo Information
It is strongly recommended that you use a passport photo service for your passport picture. Passport Photo Location
The following may offer passport photo services: CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Fed Ex, UPS Store
Passport Form (DS-11), Completed but not signed.
DS-11 Form can be obtained from state.gov website or at the Grayson County Library.
Please check here for current fees.
You may be able to renew by mail.
If you have had a passport before, you may need a Form DS-82.
You can renew by mail (no appointment needed) using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport meets all five of these requirements:
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The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library has meeting rooms or meeting room space available at all locations. Granting permission to use the library facilities does not constitute an endorsement of the organization or its members’ beliefs by the library staff or the Library Board. Publicity for the event should not imply Library sponsorship or affiliation. The Library reserves the right to monitor all meetings held on its premises.
Meeting rooms or meeting room space is generally available when the following criteria are met :
The Library Board will hold the authorized representative of the organization responsible for the costs of damages to library facilities. Likewise, the Wythe-Grayson Regional Library will require that such representatives sign that the organization will hold the library harmless for claims, liabilities, and/or damages directly or indirectly related to the use of library facilities.
Organizations requiring equipment owned by the library must make arrangements for the use of required equipment when the application for the meeting room is made. The organization must provide its own projectionist and will be responsible for any damage to library equipment.
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The WGRL is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in access, education and employment. The Library does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
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