How do I?
Welcome to the Orange County Public Library How-To
What are your hours?
See our list of hours
How do I renew my items?
Login to our catalog and renew there OR
Call us during open hours and have staff do it for you
What is my PIN number?
Our library uses a default PIN number of the last 4 digits of the phone number given at registration.
If you no longer remember that, just call us and we can reset it for you and update your account too.
How do I log in?
Just type in your card number with no spaces and the PIN#.
Once logged in, you can edit your account to add a “EZusername” and password to use in addition, so that you do not need the card number.
The “EZusername” is optional and the card number will still work if you forget it.
How do I change/update my address?
Login to your account and update it OR
Call us during open hours and have staff do it for you OR
E-mail us and we will update it
How do I get a library card?
We provide cards to residents of Orange County and all adjoining counties (Albemarle, Culpeper, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Spotsylvania) ; cardholders of the Culpeper County, Madison County, Jefferson-Madison and Central Rappahannock Regional libraries, and all Orange County employees.
You can fill out the application online here or at any library location in person.
You will need a photo ID (same ones TSA accepts) to verify identity for adults and children must be present when their parent/guardian signs them up for a card.
After sign up we will mail you a post card to verify your address is valid.
My card is expired, how do I renew it?
You can’t renew it, our staff have to do so for you. Cards automatically expire annually.
How do I access the library’s e-resources like eBooks, audio and streaming video?
We have a wide range of resources totaling over a million digital items for loan.
We add resources as we are able to afford them so visit our E-BRANCH page for the current list and links.
My account is blocked due to fines or late items, what are my options?
Our libraries block accounts when items are over 30 days late and charge for the items when they are over 60 days late.
We also block parents when the children they are responsible for have blocked accounts.
We are happy to work with you to resolve account issues on a case by case basis.
Options may include replacement of materials, donation of materials, volunteering at the library, reading off fines and more.
The fastest way is to call and speak with the Branch Librarian for your location directly as they are empowered to make decisions.
You can also send a message to our general e-mail and we will route it to the Branch Librarian at our earliest convenience.
How do I reserve the library’s meeting room space? Is there a fee?
There is not a fee, but a key deposit is required for after hours usage.
A reservation form is required
I don’t see what I want – How do I request the library purchase it?
Please complete our purchase request form
If we decide not purchase your item, we may be able to get the item through interlibrary loan.
Where are the libraries located?
See our maps
Where can I use my library card?
Our cards at valid at our 3 locations.
You can also use them to get a reciprocal card with Culpeper County, Madison County and Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
When is the library closed for holidays?
As an Orange County department, we observe all Virginia state holidays.
View our Calendar