JMRL has a single catalog with two different interfaces to access and experience the entire collection.

Classic is the base interface provided by the catalog vendor.  It is a simplified experience for users who do not wish to see a lot of additional content.

Find It is a modernized interface built in an open-source application.  It is an updated experience similar to more current catalog websites with large book covers, carousels, and full integration in JMRL's website

Read more and see FAQs about the catalog on the page Findit.

JMRL policies regarding damaged item charges and collection agency fees apply to Book Club Kits, Learning Kits (which include Health and Maker Kits), Memory Kits, and other kits as well.

  • Book Club Kits:
    • Entire Kit
      • $150 plus $5 processing fee (adult kits)
      • $75 plus $5 processing fee (children's kits)
    • Maximum late fee: $10
    • Replacement title: $10/book
    • Replacement bag: $10/bag
  • Memory Kits: $300
  • Wifi Hotspots: $100
  • Electricity Usage Monitors: $18
  • Learning Kits, which include Health and Maker Kits: list price

If you have questions concerning charges on your account, please contact the Central Circulation Desk (434-979-7151 x2).

  • Most items: 25¢/day
  • ILL: $1.00/day
  • DVDs, audiobooks & 7-day loan bestsellers: 50¢/day
  • Max fine per item: $10.00
  • Max fine per item ILL: $30.00
  • Max fine if paid in full: $35.00. It may be to your advantage to call your local branch library to have your balance confirmed before making an online payment.
  • Juvenile cardholders (ages 0-17) do not accrue overdue fines or late renewal fines for items.
    However, juvenile cardholders will be charged for lost or damaged items.
  • Most materials: List Price
  • Magazines: $3:00
  • Materials with no list price: $15
  • Fiction paperbacks with no list price: $5
  • Replacement for Audio Visual parts: $10 per disc
  • Replacement of lost or damaged Book Club Kit title or bag: $10
  • Replacement of lost or damaged wireless hotspot: $100
  • Replacement of entire Book Club Kit: $150
  • An additional $5.00 non refundable processing fee will be charged on lost or damaged items. If lost and paid items are returned in good condition within 3 months of payment, only the replacement fee will be refunded.
  • Juvenile cardholders are charged the item replacement cost for any lost or damaged items checked out to the card.
  • All residents of and/or real property owners in the City of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson are eligible to obtain free library cards.
  • An individual not meeting the above criteria may purchase a library card on an annual basis for $30. The annual fee must be paid with cash or check. These patrons are also welcome to apply for a free "In-House Use Only" card, which gives access meeting room keys and Chromebooks, as well as use public computers and any database used on the library network (NOTE: Libby and Kanopy are not accessible with In-House Use Cards).
  • Institutional cards are not issued.
  • There are no age requirements for obtaining a library card. Materials charged out to minors are considered to be the responsibility of parents or guardians.