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Enterprise Kids Catalog

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Library Collection Selection

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What Do I Read Next?

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YPL (Your Personal Librarian)

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Checking Out Materials


Eligible items may be renewed up to three times, unless the items have been requested by another customer. You may renew materials: 


You can request items from any CCPL location for pickup at your nearest library. You may reserve items online or by phone at 804-751-2275. We will notify you by email when your item is available for pickup. You will have 5 business days from the day you receive the notice to pick up your hold.

Curbside Services

All locations offer curbside service for picking up your holds during all open hours (See Locations and Hours page for details)

How to pick up your holds from a CCPL Location

  • Place your hold in our online catalog.
  • Receive an email confirming your hold is ready for pick up
  • Arrive at the library - please follow the instructions on any signage in the parking lot
  • Call the phone number listed on the sign at the library
    • Have your library card number ready when you call
    • Please wait in your vehicle while we check out your items
  • Staff will place your items on the table in the designated area
    • To respect CCPL’s social distancing policy and a zero contact pickup, please wait until staff leave the table to approach.

If you have any questions about the process, please call the library: (804)751-2275

Book Lockers - 24/7 Access to Pick Up Your Holds

Central Library Book LockerBook Lockers are available at Central Library and Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Pick up your holds at your convenience!

Book lockers are paid for by The Cameron Foundation and Library of Virginia

How To Access CCPL's Book Lockers

  1. Place your hold in the online catalog. Select "Central Locker" or "Ettrick-Matoaca Locker" as your pick up location.
  2. Receive an email confirming your hold is ready for pick up.
  3. Visit the locker and start by scanning your library card. (Physical or digital cards are accepted, or you can type in your card number)
  4. Confirm the item(s) you wish to collect.
  5. Wait for your locker door to open automatically.
  6. Collect all the items inside, then close the door until it latches shut.
  7. If you have more than one locker assigned, rescan your library card and repeat steps 4-6.
  8. Select Print Receipt and Finish. All items are now checked out to your card.
  9.  If you do not want to borrow any items at this time, return the item(s) to the book drop or item return area inside the library. Please do not leave any materials in the locker.

cloudLibrary APP

Cloud Library App Promo ImageIn the cloudLibrary app, you can check out library materials from your smartphone, anywhere in the building. To get started, follow these easy steps on your smartphone before your next library visit.

  • Visit your Android or Apple smartphone’s app store*. 
  • Search for the “cloudLibrary” app and install it to your device. 
  • Select Virginia from the list of states, then choose Chesterfield County Public Library. 
  • In the app, enter your library card number and your library PIN (If you don’t know your PIN, call 804-751-CCPL (2275) for assistance.) 
  • If other members of your family have library cards, you can add them to your app as well.

*cloudLibrary for mobile checkout is available on phones supporting Android 5.0 and higher or iOS 9 and higher.

It’s that easy! You are ready to go!  

Checking out with the cloudLibrary App

Open the cloudLibrary app on your smartphone, allow the app to use your camera, and start scanning the library barcode stickers on the items. It’s that simple. 

cloudLibrary will send you notifications for items that are about to come due too. 

Notice: Please note that the notifications will only be for items checked out through the app. The app is not able to send reminder notifications for items that were checked out over the desk or through curbside pickup. You can see all the items you have checked out through your account online and will still receive email notifications from CCPL. 

Community Resources

Home Medication Lock Bags

Home Medication Lock Bags

Gun Locks from Lock and Talk

Gun Locks from Lock and Talk

Medication Deactivation Kits

Medication Deactivation Kit


Naloxone HCI Nasal Spray

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kit

General Covid-19 Test Limited

Medication Deactivation Kits

Medication Deactivation Kit

Services at CCPL

Our librarians are here for you! Ask for help anytime, or set up a specific time for an extended one-on-one learning session by booking a Your Personal Librarian session.

Reservable Spaces

Community Meeting Room

Chesterfield Remembers

Chesterfield Remembers

Printing Services

Print, Scan, and Copy