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Welcome to the Shepherdstown Public Library!

Shepherdstown Library

The Shepherdstown Public Library was established in the historically rich Old Market House by the Shepherdstown Women’s Club in 1922. Our building, the most distinctive in Shepherdstown, is West Virginia’s longest continuously occupied library building.

We are small but extremely robust. We share resources within our 9-library consortium and our interlibrary loan system extends throughout the entire state of West Virginia and beyond. Our patrons frequently use our resource network to obtain those fiction and non-fiction works which might not be readily available in our current collection. We also offer free use of a full range of audiobooks, e-books, periodicals, newspapers, and reference books.

Our computer network provides free internet access, and we are a designated wireless hotspot. Our library patrons are able to access over 26 online databases, language-learning software and hundreds of online reference materials — all free! Copy, fax and notary services, as well as voter registration are also available.

Our Mission

Our primary mission is to promote literacy and provide a valuable service to the community. Our experienced staff and our dedicated volunteers and Board of Trustees are always available to serve you! We are also pleased and proud to acknowledge our continuing affiliation with Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL), a local organization devoted to raising awareness and funding for the library.

One Card Does It All!

One card works at all public libraries in the tri-county area! Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties have all teamed up to make your life simpler. A card from any one of 9 libraries will work at all libraries and will allow you to:

  • Check out books, audiobooks, e-books, e-audios and DVDs
  • View items checked out on your card
  • Renew books
  • Place books on hold
  • Access online electronic databases

It’s Easy to Join the Library!

Library cards are free! You must be at least 5  years old and a resident of Jefferson, Berkeley or Morgan County, West Virginia. Our Maryland neighbors living within 5 miles are eligible, as well. Stop by with proof of residence and the name and phone number of a personal contact, and the librarian will give you a card in minutes!