In addition to providing traditional library services, CCPL also partners with other county departments and agencies to distribute items that support the health and well-being of the community. Items are free and available for pick-up from any CCPL location. Availability and supplies fluctuate. Please call 804-751-2275 (CCPL) to determine availability at your preferred location.
Medication storage is a first step in ensuring the health and safety of those who live in and visit your home. Locking up medications can be the most effective way to prevent accidental poisonings, medication theft and misuse that could lead to prescription drug addiction. Through a partnership with Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services and SAFE, free bags are available at all CCPL locations.
Firearm safety doesn't just apply to how the firearm is handled. Secure storage is also a critical part of the safety checklist. A cable lock, when properly installed, prevents a firearm from being accidentally fired. A key is required to unlock the cable. Watch CPD Rangemaster Cpl. Brian Dewar conduct a quick class on applying a cable gun lock to your personal firearm(s).
Cable gun locks are available for free at all CCPL locations and are provided in partnership with Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services.
Rapid test distribution is available through curbside service only.
Chesterfield County Public Library has partnered with the Virginia Department of Emergency Services (VDEM) to distribute free COVID-19 Antigen at-home test kits. Visit any CCPL location to request your free kit. Please do not enter the building to request your kit. Call the curbside service phone number posted at each location and a kit will be delivered to the curbside pickup table at that location.
If a library is out of test kits, please visit the Virginia Department of Health’s testing locations website. You may limit your search to locations offering rapid tests.
Unused medications can be disposed of safely. Through a partnership with Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, CCPL distributes free medication disposal pouches. When used properly, the pouches render the medications inert and safe for disposal in household trash. Disposing of unused medications properly can prevent accidental poisonings, medication theft and misuse that could lead to prescription drug addiction. The pouches provide an environmentally safer way to dispose of unused medications. The videos below provide more information on how to use the pouches.
Naloxone is a medication that reverses an opioid overdose. Also known as NARCAN, it is a nasal spray that can reverse an overdose from opioids. If you or a loved one is experiencing an addiction to or have been prescribed opioids, you should have Naloxone on hand. Anyone interested in receiving a supply of Naloxone is asked to also view the REVIVE! online training video.