Celebrating 50 Years as the Elkins public library!
A library card is a passport to exploration, education and improved life! You only need to be a West Virginia resident to obtain a library card at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. We believe in equal access to information, so we issue cards to everyone, regardless of age, sex, race, or residence.
With the link below you can access our catalog, and those of any West Virginia public library, to find available materials in print, audio, digital video and electronic formats. Set up an account and privately track your checkouts or request materials.
Use the following link to apply online for your library card. We must still see your West Virginia driver's license or photo ID card to verify your resident status and identity. Or you can simply call us and we will sign you up over the phone. Next, Schedule a time to pick up your card at 304-637-0287, just remember to bring your ID with you.
While we are closed to the public, we are not creating library cards in person. You will need to call or submit your card application online. You will still need your WV ID when you pick up your card.
We can issue you a temporary library card which expires in 30 days, but can be updated to a permanent card upon receiving your West Virginia ID.
We are happy you want to use our library! We can issue you a temporary Visitor's library card which will expire in 30 days. You will need your ID from your current residence and one emergency contact.
We believe EVERY CHILD SHOULD HAVE A LIBRARY CARD! We will assign a card to a child of any age (yes, even newborn). An additional form will need to be completed at the same time, which indicates the parent or guardian (who's ID is supplied) gives permission to obtain a library card to a child, and that the adult will be responsible for the replacement cost of lost items.
See .pdf below. A minor's card will not be issued without this form.
Your library card will allow you to check out books, DVD's, CD's, tablets and more at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library AND at any of the 144 West Virginia Library Network locations.
Can't get to the library to browse and don't know what to read next? We can help! Fill out a simple Reader Profile OR choose from one of the subjects offered below, and we will bundle up Five options for you to pick up.
Grab a great read about amazing women. Learn about female leaders, athletes, and mothers. We'll also throw in some Fiction with strong female lead characters!
Children's Easy books for ages 3-7, with big cat heroes and amazing information about life as a lion.
The quarantine may have subdued the NBA, but it doesn't stop you from enjoying great basketball reads! Pick up a pile of Adult or Juvenile books all about basketball!
We have hundreds of books by authors who live in West Virginia, Randolph County and even in Elkins! Try a sampling of West Virginia's finest wordsmiths.
Want to try a new Genre? Mystery is our most popular section! Pick up a bundle of comic, romantic, paranormal, and crime mysteries.
Try a few from our Graphic Novel Collection. We have classics literature, romance, comic heroes, mysteries and more...all in Graphic Novel format. AND, if you have a child who hasn't fallen in love with reading, these books appeal to the visually inspired readers!
Topics are chosen by our Readers' Advisory Team, who evaluates trends and annual themes to offer the most recent materials to our community. It's not easy...there is SO MUCH to choose from!
All of our staff are involved in picking materials that grab your interest and combine genres around a specific topic.
We love to hear what you think about materials you check out at the library, and we use the information to help others discover great reads too.
We love our patrons, and are still being cautions during COVID-19.
416 Davis Ave, Elkins, West Virginia 26241, United States