Crozet Library

Crozet LibraryCurbside Pickup Hours:
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 5pm:

Library Access Hours
Monday - Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm:
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm


Phone: 434.823.4050
Fax: 434.823.8399
Email Us

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Express Walk-In Service with Limited Capacity at Crozet

Starting May 17th

The Crozet Library will be opening its doors to the public for express walk-in services starting Monday, May 17th. Computer use, browsing the stacks, making library cards, and copying/scanning/faxing services will all be available, though other services may not be (see list below). We encourage you to bring your library card in order to use our self check-out stations. If you need a replacement card, please bring a photo ID and we will issue you a new one. Crozet Library will initially allow thirty-two (32) people at a time, so we encourage you to keep your visits under two hours and limit the members of your party. Masks and social distancing are required at this time for anyone ages 2 (two) and up. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the library at the number above. JMRL is still quarantining returned items for at least 24 hours, and our indoor book returns are closed. Please return all items in the outdoor book drop.

Curbside services are still available for picking up holds on items. Thanks so much for your cooperation so that we can offer this new service. We are glad to have you back at the library!

Services that are not available at this time:

  • Donation drop-offs
  • Notary services
  • Meeting room use
  • Computer assistance requiring contact less than 6 ft.
  • Maker kits, Health literacy kits, and Toy Library kits

Curbside Pickup at Crozet

If you prefer to minimize contact, or only need to pick up items on hold, Crozet Library is still offering contactless curbside services for items on hold.

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 (press 2) 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 (press 1). 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 (press 1) 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!

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

Virtual Tech Tutorials

Need help with your device or downloading ebooks and audiobooks to your phone or tablet? Looking for assistance organizing photos, or just have general questions about using your device? Contact Chris at csmith@jmrl.org to arrange a Zoom tutorial with a JMRL Librarian (up to 45 minutes).

Programs at Crozet

Looking for more programs? All JMRL programs are currently virtual, which means you can participate at any branch no matter where you live. Check the Programs Calendar to see everything available to you. Find previous programs and virtual storytimes on the JMRL YouTube Channel.

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.