Everyone enjoys lifelong learning at the library. Children stretch imaginations with story hours, live performers, and family programs. Adults sharpen skills, pursue special interests, and find information needed for business, pleasure or job searching. The library offers not only books, but databases, audiobooks, videos and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks that teach and entertain. Through computers and the Internet, the library provides public access to information around the corner or around the world.
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has seen dramatic growth in collection, facilities, and demand for services. Ten branches, including a bookmobile, serve a combined population of 210,000 in the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. This is the largest geographic area covered by any Virginia library. There are many ways citizens of our community can help the library. Please read below:
JMRL maintains lists of needed materials online through Amazon.com for adults, teens, and children. Search for the name "Jefferson Madison Library" on Amazon. You are welcome to purchase these titles from any retailer - many local bookstores will help you use this list to purchase from them.
If you choose to order through Amazon, be sure to check the box "This will be a gift" so that JMRL will be notified of your donation. If you would like acknowledgement of receipt, or would like a special book plate placed in your gift, you must include contact information in the "gift message" field. Amazon will ship your donation directly to the library.
If you choose to purchase through another retailer, please clearly indicate to library staff that the gift is a donation from the wish list. You may bring the item to your local branch, or send your purchase to Collection Development, Central Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
The Endowment Fund was established as part of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Library requests for funding from the Endowment are recommended by a Library Endowment Advisory Committee and approved by the Trustees of the Community Foundation.
Please consider making a gift to the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund. To make a gift now, receive more information, or discuss your interest in the Endowment Fund, print out and return the donation form.