The Orange County Public Library provides citizens with materials, information, and services to meet their life needs in a variety of ways. Our library system provides free library services to residents of Orange County, Virginia and its adjoining counties. We offer over 135,000 items for checkout, online content such as eBooks and databases, free public access computers, free Wi-Fi, programs for children and young adults, and community meeting spaces.

Our library is governed by a six-member Library Board of Trustees, which is responsible for setting policies, devising a budget and hiring and supervising the library director. The library director is in charge of day to day operations. The Library operates using a community driven strategic plan which is revised annually.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Orange County Public Library is to offer programs and services that bring people together, foster creativity and encourage lifelong learning. We are committed to preserving our historical past, enriching present lives, and preparing for the future


Residents interested in supporting the Orange County Public Library system can make a donation online.

Direct Access Links

Library Catalog & Website


Link to the Library's Website


 Research Tools

Libby Button Link to access Opens in new windowUse your library card to download e-books and audiobooks.
(Formerly known as Overdrive)
Best place for bestsellers, though they will have holds lists.
Over 30,000 titles.
Seamless syncing between multiple devices and offline use.
Newsbank Newspapers Opens in new window
  • 3,000 newspapers, updated daily.
  • Full image for 9 Virginia papers including Richmond, Culpeper and Charlottesville.
  • Orange Review back to 2008.
freading Opens in new window
More e-books available free. 
Never a hold list.
Lots of non-fiction content.
Heritage Quest Button Link for access Opens in new windowGenealogy Database with
family records, census info
Kanopy Button Link for access Opens in new window25,000+ streaming movies and TV shows including PBS, A&E, History Channel and Great Courses, access 5 per month for freeEbsco Masterfile Button Link for access Opens in new windowPeriodical and journal article database
Hoopla Button Link for access Opens in new windowOver 1 million items with no holds or waiting.  Stream movies, music, and TV shows and download  audiobooks, e-books, and comics. Transparent Language Button Link for accessLearn a new language with content for all ages and over 30 languages plus ESL from 7 languages.
Just For Kids Video Button Link to access Opens in new windowJust for Kids includes 10,000+ streaming kids videos including PBS Kids, Sesame Street, Weston Woods and more.  Unlimited simultaneous access for everyone.Legal Forms Button Link for access Opens in new windowVirginia legal forms which can be filled in and used. Please read applicable disclaimers on the site.

Magzter Button Link to access (need app for mobile) Opens in new windowDownloadable popular magazines with complete page by page images.
Requires download of an app for PC, iOS or Android.
Job Now Opens in new windowLive job coaching, resume review, and interview practice.  Practical help with job searching.
Access Video Button link for access Opens in new windowAccess Video on Demand offers thousands of videos including documentaries from PBS, HBO, and History Channel. IT also includes ad-free Ted Talks and helpful instructional videos covering a wide range of subjects. Help Now Opens in new windowLive tutors and homework help from certified teachers.