Get a library card?

Library cards are free!  You must be at least 5 years old and a resident of Jefferson, Berkeley or Morgan County, WV.  Some of our Maryland neighbors are eligible as well.  Stop by the library with proof of residence and a librarian will help you sign up in minutes! You’ll be able to check out materials on the same day!

Renew items?

You can visit or call the library. Or use the online catalog: 

  1. Go to our Library Catalog.
  2. Click on the “Log In” button in the top right-hand side.
  3. Sign in using your library card.
  4. Click on your account and then “View Loans.” Finally, click the “Renew Item” button.

Request an item or place a hold?

When you find the item you would like from our Library Catalog, select the ‘place hold’ button and enter your library card number and your PIN. Be sure to select the library where you would like to pick up your item.  The library will notify you by email when your item is ready to pick up.

Find my PIN for the library catalog?

If you’ve lost your 4-digit PIN for the catalog, you can contact the library and we will reset it for you.  You may also change your PIN at any time from within your account.

Pay late or lost item fees?

Every Friday is fine-free. The maximum fine for overdue items is $5.00 total per family. If you have a fine or have lost an item, make arrangements for payment with the librarian. We cannot accept replacements for lost items.

Submit a program idea?

Send an email with a brief description of the program to (adult programs) or (youth programs).

Suggest a title?

Send an email with the title and author to (adult materials) or (youth materials).

Get a document notarized?

The library offers free notarizations – no appointment necessary.  You must bring a picture ID along with the UNSIGNED document(s). This service is strictly based on donations, we do not charge a specific fee. 

Rent or reserve a room?

Shepherdstown Public Library is excited to be able to offer its Commons Room and exterior patio for community meeting use. If your organization is a non-profit registered with the IRS, there is no charge for room or patio usage. You will need to provide your organization’s IRS-issued Employer Identification Number (EIN) when submitting the rental application form. To request a room or the patio, download and review the rental policies and, if in agreement, complete and return the retain application form either in person at the library or via email to We will then contact you via email to confirm your room/patio reservation and arrange for payment, if necessary.

Facility Rental Policies and Application Form

Print, Scan, Copy, or Fax a document?

  • Printing, Scanning, Copying:  Black & white – $.25 per page.  Color – $.50 per page. 
  • Faxing: $1 each for the first five pages; $1 for each subsequent group of five pages. $3.00 per page for international faxes.
  • Scan and email: You can scan a document and email to a recipient right from our copy machine – $.25 per page.


Apply for a job at the library?

Currently we are not hiring for any open positions.