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JMRL serves the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. There are eight library locations, the Bookmobile, and a Digital Library that can be accessed from anywhere.

Books on Tap met on Thursday, December 7th at 7 pm at Beer Run to discuss The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken. We talked about books and librarianship, the balance between surrealism and mundanity, the characters, and even the title. As always, opinions varied wildly, and we had a wonderful time actively discussing this title!  […]
A library is successful when it is a part of people’s everyday lives. By that measure, 2023 was another winning year for JMRL, building off of 2022’s VLA Library of the Year award. JMRL branches welcomed nearly 713,000 library visitors and issued more than 12,000 new library cards. Library patrons checked out more than 1.6 […]
In 2023, JMRL cardholders checked out 1,647,297 items from the library. Read on for the Top 10 Checkouts of the year in selected categories. How many have you watched, listened to, or read this year? Magazines in Overdrive/LIBBY eaudiobooks in Overdrive/Libby ebooks in Overdrive/Libby Videos on Kanopy Top DVDs Top Adult Audiobooks on CD Top […]