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The libraries in Pocahontas County have identified services we can safely provide for our communities. We know you depend on us for information and you still can, just in a different format. We are available by phone and email and will keep social media updated with relevant community and library information. We hope everything will be back to normal soon, but until then give us a call or send us an email.


Is the library open?

All the library buildings in Pocahontas County are closed during the pandemic. This is to ensure the safety of our community and employees during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The closure will be in effect until the end of March, and then evaluated weekly.

Can I contact a librarian?

Yes, we are available over the phone and internet. If there is a question that can be answered by phone, call your local branch or the main library, 304-799-6000, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or send an email to

What about my library book, should I return it?

You can return library materials in the book-drop outside the library. You can also hold onto items until we reopen. Late fees accumulated during the closure will be waived.

What about internet?

All library buildings are closed, this includes the computers. We do have Wi-Fi available outside McClintic Library in Marlinton, Durbin, Hillsboro and Linwood libraries. You do not need a library card or a password to access.

Do you have e-books that I can download?

Yes, we participate in the WV Reads service that has thousands of electronic books and audio books available to download for free. A library card is required, but the library can set you up over the phone. Call during staffed hours and we will assist with this service.

Can I still schedule a meeting in the conference room?

Not at this time. Only emergency-related meetings are occurring. Call the library if you have a question about your previously scheduled meeting.

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