From the Director
It is a pleasure to welcome you to your award winning star-rated public library. The Williamsburg Regional Library consists of the Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland in Williamsburg, The James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road in James City County and Mobile Library Services vehicles. Our service area includes the City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County. Information on obtaining a library card will assist you in making maximum use of our resources and staff.
Your library is a 24/7 operation. In addition to our buildings hours of service, and our outreach service to schools, day care centers, assisted living facilities, homebound, and neighborhoods, at your convenience through our web site, access is provided to our catalog, downloadable materials, databases, blogs, and information on our wide variety of programs and services. Our availability through Instant Messaging, Facebook and Twitter enhance the opportunity for information dissemination and interaction with you.
Our Strategic Plan 2012 – 2015 provides guidance for library operations. The library’s priorities during this plan period are creating a comprehensive communications plan, expanding offerings of digital content, rearranging spaces in both library buildings, providing opportunities for staff development, and expanding service to teenagers.
On behalf of our board of trustees and staff I welcome you to explore and use our resources and make us a part of your life! Come, use, and enjoy!
Genevieve S. Owens
A national ranking of public libraries has once again named Williamsburg Regional Library a star.
For the eighth consecutive year, the national publication Library Journal has rated Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) as one of the best public libraries in the U.S., naming WRL as one of only three libraries in Virginia to receive star ratings. The Library Journal star ratings are earned by only 3% of the 7,663 public libraries measured nationwide.
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