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By logging in to your library account, you can use the self-service features to place holds, view check-outs, renew items, update your email address, request notifications and monitor charges. You can see settings such as expiration date.
To log in, please enter your first or last name in the first space, your library card number (with no spaces) in the second space and your PIN in the third space. When you are logged in your name will appear at the top of the screen. Please contact your library during operating hours for assistance.
Library cards are renewed every two years. To renew your card, visit or call your local library. Please confirm your contact information and clear any account balances.
You can reset your PIN if you have an email address associated with your account.
If you do not have an email address in your account or have further difficulties, please contact your library during operating hours for assistance.
Once an item is returned, there is no longer a connection between you and that item. There are several websites and apps you can use to create a list of items you have checked out. Please contact a librarian for information about websites or apps such as Goodreads or Bookly. If you use Overdrive, you can rate the items you check out, then retrieve a list through your profile.
Chesterfield County Public Library is a department of Chesterfield County government and our employees are employees of Chesterfield County. Please check the county website for “Careers and Volunteers” to see and apply for current vacant positions.
Chesterfield County Public Library accepts donations of new and gently used materials at all locations. Donations are accepted on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
We appreciate the following:
A donation bin will be available at each location on the designated dates. Donations of up to 20 items are accepted. Remove donations from bags and boxes before placing in the bin.
You may request a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. Please estimate the quantity and value of your donations before bringing them to the library. If you would like to make a large donation, please contact your local library to make arrangements. For more information about material donations, please read through the Material Donation Guide (PDF).
Once items are donated, they become the property of CCPL and are used at the discretion of CCPL. While some items are selected for addition to the collection, most donations are given to our Friends of the Library. The Friends offer donated items for sale to customers through book sales located within most locations (except Enon Library).
Proceeds from book sales are used to support library collections and services.
CCPL facilitates learning opportunities for all ages through vibrant programs and events. Programs are scheduled six to nine months in advance. Please contact a manager at your library to provide information about your program idea.
CCPL offers interlibrary loan service to help you obtain materials from other library systems. To discuss an interlibrary loan request, please contact your library for more information. A non-refundable $5 fee is collected to initiate the transaction.
CCPL staff proctor exams for library cardholders when the student obtains agreement from the academic institution or licensing body to accept our guidelines, which limit oversight and staff responsibility for receipt and return of the test. Please contact a librarian at your library for additional information or to request an appointment.
The county’s Wi-Fi access is as secure as any open public access network, such as dial-up Internet accounts or public telephones. It is always good to use an SSL-encrypted webpage prior to sending or receiving confidential data.
Both types will work as long as the computer or PDA is equipped with a wireless card and the appropriate software.
Choose “Citizen WiFi” from the list of available networks. Open the web browser and you should see a Citizen Wi-Fi welcome page. No password is required, but you will need to agree to the Chesterfield County Wireless Internet Access Acceptable-Use Policy. You must read and agree to the terms and conditions of use before accessing the network. Once you have confirmed acceptance, you can access the internet without passwords, fees or limits.
Here are some things to check if there are problems in accessing the network:• Set your service set identifier (SSID) to Citizen Wi-Fi. Refer to your Wi-Fi card instructions for details and make sure that the appropriate software is running while setting the SSID. In many cases, setting the SSID to "any" also will work and will enable the computer to access wireless networks in multiple locations.• Ensure that the wired equivalent privacy (WEP) encryption is disabled or "off."• Check that the connection is configured for "Infrastructure" mode. (Ad-Hoc mode will not work.)• If changes are made in the above steps, restart the computer and web browser.• Make sure that you are in a county facility that offers Citizen Wi-Fi.• Unfortunately, library staff is unable to provide technical support for personal equipment. Please contact your equipment manufacturer for technical support.
The page is cached on your computer’s browser. Clear your temporary internet files and your browser’s cache. Refer to your browser’s help function for instructions if necessary.
If you are having problems seeing the Citizen Wi-Fi agreement, try typing "www.google.com" into your browser's address bar. This will cause the agreement to appear if you have not already clicked "I Agree" for the day.
Letter-size printing is available in color or black-and-white on all library computers (except catalog computers).
Yes, Citizen Wi-Fi has the same filtering technology and settings as in all public-use computers in the public libraries. If you would like a site to be blocked or unblocked, speak to a staff member.
A MakerSpace is a place to turn your ideas into reality! The space is designed for people to work on all kinds of projects, from computer programming and robot building to sewing and jewelry making. The MakerSpace is a space for creating and for working with others.
CCPL has designed Learning Pods to support customers/groups seeking a space for Virtual Learning, Independent Studying, Team Assignments, Adult Literacy, and Teleworking. To support Chesterfield County Public Schools, groups who are using the space for virtual learning will have priority registration privileges. Community groups and organizations may also reserve spaces.
Community members ages 18+ may apply to reserve a space. Youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old and over. Youth ages 13-17 may be unaccompanied while using the space, but a parent or guardian must apply on their behalf and will be responsible for ensuring the students adhere to the guidelines.
Non-profit organizations with an office located in Chesterfield County or adjacent localities may meet in the library meeting spaces for any public, non-commercial activity, including but not limited to:
• Political purposes
• Religious purposes
There is no rental fee.
Reservation requests are made online.
CCPL requires at least 48 hours to approve a meeting space request. If you need a room more quickly, please call your local library for assistance.
You will receive an email once your reservation is approved.
No, meeting spaces are not to be used for the direct sale of merchandise, goods or services for profit, or for the promotion of any commercial or profit-making venture or business. Meeting spaces are not to be used for fundraising for the benefit of private individuals or for private support of organizations.
Meeting spaces are only available during hours when the library is open. Meetings must adjourn 15 minutes before closing time.
No, all meetings held in library meeting spaces must be open to the public.
Many of the large meeting spaces do allow food to be served. Some have kitchens with microwaves, ovens or refrigerators. Visit any library location page to see the amenities available at that location.
Alcoholic beverages may not be served or consumed on library property and smoking of any tobacco product (including smokeless tobacco) is prohibited inside the building.
No, the library cannot be responsible for any private property used or left in the library before, during or after the meeting, whether left by the applicant or by anyone who attends the applicant’s meeting.
Your group is responsible for setting up, rearranging, and taking down tables and chairs. Meeting spaces must be left clean, in good repair and in the same condition as found.
The library has some A/V equipment available for use at each library including TV and DVD players. The library has only one of each item.
Yes, all CCPL libraries have free Citizen Wi-Fi for public use.
Most of the large meeting spaces have the capability to use a laptop and projector for a presentation. Many have drop-down screens.
The new Midlothian Library will be 25,000 square feet. It will be located on the same site as the current library, which will be removed to make way for the new facility.
The building closed at the end of 2021. Construction should start in mid-2022. The new facility should open in the winter of 2023/2024.
In addition to offering all the services available at the current Midlothian Library, the new facility will have the following amenities:
Yes! The new facility will include collaborative study and meeting spaces for in-person and virtual meetings as well as a large community meeting room. The spaces will have state of the art technology to facilitate meetings and collaboration.
Yes. The location is noted on the site plan.
Yes. The design is a direct result of community input sessions, which were held in the summer of 2019.
Absolutely! Photovoltaic panels (a type of solar panel), natural daylighting, and native plantings are all integral components of the design.
During construction all other library locations of Chesterfield County Public Library are open. North Courthouse Road Library, Clover Hill Library and Bon Air Library are within 10 miles of Midlothian Library. Visit library.chesterfield.gov/locations for a map.