Crozet Library

Crozet LibraryHours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 2pm (curbside only - starting May 26th)

Phone: 434.823.4050
Fax: 434.823.8399
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Curbside Pickup at Crozet

Starting on May 26th:

Step 1: Place items on hold.

  • Place a hold on items on our website at jmrl.org OR call Crozet Library at 434.823.4050 to have a staff member place your holds.
  • You will be notified by email or phone when your holds are ready. Holds may take longer than normal to come in as our delivery service is limited and returned items are being quarantined for 72 hours. Please be patient with us!

Step 2: Know before you go.

  • If you have questions about our procedures or aren't sure what you have ready to pickup, please call 434.823.4050. If you know what you have on hold, continue to Step 3.
  • When you come for pickup, follow all procedures, wear a face covering, stay 6 ft from all people, and please limit the number of people you bring with you.

Step 3: Pick up your items

  • When you arrive in the parking lot, call the library at 434.823.4050 í¬ Please stay in your car or away from the door at least 6 feet behind the door or behind the next person in line. If you do not have a phone, please wave and wait for us to assist you.
  • Over the phone, verify your name and/or library card number, your birthdate and your address. Wait as staff check your items out to you over the phone.
  • Staff will place items on a table facing the exterior lobby door. Please wait for staff to step away to approach the table. Verify your name at the table with staff 6 ft away in the lobby. Take your items and have a great day!

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Art @ Crozet

Photography by the Charlottesville Camera Club

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Artists who would like to display their work at the Crozet Library can view the display policy and contact crozetbranch@jmrl.org to schedule a time.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

Learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application or download an eBook by meeting with a staff member one-on-one. Schedule a 45-60 minute tutorial at a public library computer or bring in your own laptop. To make an appointment, call 823-4050.

Programs at Crozet

History of Crozet Library

Original Crozet Library
Original Crozet Library

The story of the Crozet Library goes back as far as 1907. Crozet historian Phil James included a chapter on the library's history in his first volume of Secrets of the Blue Ridge (Crozet Gazette Feb 2010).

For 25 years the library was located in the clubhouse of the Women's Club of Crozet. By the late 1940s, when the local library's collection had risen to as many as 3,000 books, it was augmented by visits from the Bookmobile of the McIntire Public Library in Charlottesville. The Bookmobile continued to visit Crozet until, in 1964, a branch of the McIntire Library opened in Crozet for the first time. The library opened on May 6, 1964 in a small building across the street from the old railroad depot. It was open 22 hours each week. After several years, it moved to the building on the square that now houses Crozet Hardware.

Old Railroad Depot
Crozet Library in Old Depot

During this period, the Crozet Library League was organized, and began raising funds to create a more permanent and suitable home for the library. In 1984, the Perry Foundation provided funding that allowed the old depot to be purchased and renovated for the library. This historic building, standing at the center of town, provided a lovely (but crowded) home for the library until the present building opened.

A new chapter began for the Crozet Library on September 28, 2013 when the doors to the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library formally opened to the public, following the traditional Crozet Library book brigade , and a Grand Opening celebration.

The Crozet/Western Albemarle Library, now open 52 hours each week, is a permanent public space that encourages and nurtures intellectual freedom and curiosity, and supports JMRL’s mission to help its communities grow, learn and connect. The building is designed to provide a collection of over 75,000 books. In addition to being an anchor for an active, growing community, the library stands as a permanent testament to the County and citizenry's dedication to lifelong learning.

The County of Albemarle funded construction of the new library and the local community raised funds needed to provide all the furnishings and equipment. In 2014 the building was awarded LEED Silver Certification, recognizing the library was designed and built to minimize environmental impact.