Gordon Avenue Library

Gordon Avenue Library
Our forest-inspired children's room hums with activity daily as we invite children to discover books, toys and puzzles, and programs for babies through teens. A cozy neighborhood branch. Home of the Roland E. Beauford Sr. African-American Collection and the extensive Jazz CD Collection.  — Read more about the branch.

Branch Manager

1500 Gordon Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Using the Branch

Drive up service (starting Dec 4):

Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (bell service only)
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (bell service only)

 Drive Up Services:

  • Holds checkout (select Gordon Ave for pickup location)
  • Pay fines with exact change or check.

Branch Closings

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Services at Gordon

24hr Contactless Hold pickup lockers

To use the outdoor lockers select "(Branch) Locker" as your hold pickup location.
Charging Stations

Charge your devices via usb ports.

All branches have Chromebooks available to be used in the library.

Use JMRL computers for job searching, homework or to get online

Faxing is available at $1 for each page, including any cover pages, within the United States.
Jazz Collection

CDs at Gordon Avenue Branch
Little Seed Library

A seed exchange program that empowers the community by connecting people with growing, harvesting and seed saving traditions, as well as nurturing a shared joy of gardening.
Meeting Rooms

Free community meeting spaces
Notary Services

Make an appointment with a notary at any JMRL branch. 
Printing and Photocopying

$.10 black and white, $.50 color.  Print from your own device with Wireless Printing.

Make an appointment with a librarian at a JMRL branch for test proctoring
Roland E. Beauford Sr. African-American Collection

Books and other materials, fiction and non-fiction, by or about African-Americans.

Use Wi-Fi at all JMRL branches

Programs at Gordon

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