Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library

700 Fifth Street  Moundsville, West Virginia  26041
A member of the Northern Library Network
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Phone (304) 845-6911



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About the Library
Originally founded in 1916, the present-day library opened its doors at 700 Fifth Street, Moundsville, in January of 1962. We used to be called the City-County Public Library, but now our official name is the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library.  We have two branch libraries: Benwood-McMechen and Cameron. We also act as regional headquarters for several affiliate libraries, forming a service center that has gone by the name of the Miracle Valley Regional Library System.
The main (ground floor) area of the library is wheelchair-accessible, including a restroom. The Children's Room & Meeting Room (lower level) are not. A chair-lift is available at the stairs by the Tomlinson Avenue doors.
The Northern Library Network
In 2005, a new consortium was launched: the Northern Library Network (NorLN for short). More than 40 libraries in 17 counties in the northern region of West Virginia are participants--and that includes the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library. The new yellow library cards being issued to our patrons can be used at any of the participating libraries.
Directions and Map
From Rt. 2 (Lafayette Ave. in Moundsville), turn east onto Fifth Ave. and go one block to Tomlinson Ave. The library is on the corner of 5th & Tomlinson.
Getting A Library Card
Residents of Marshall County are eligible for a free library card (there is a small charge for replacement cards). To register, come to the Library with a valid ID that shows your current address.  If you're under 18, your parent or legal guardian needs to sign the registration along with you. If you already have a card from another NorLN library you don't need to get another one to use our library.
Borrowing Materials
You need a library card to borrow items. Most items can be renewed if no one else has asked for them. (ILL materials usually cannot be renewed.) The regular loan periods are:
Books - 2 weeks
Audiobooks - 2 weeks
Videos - 2 days

Fines for Overdue Items
Books - $ .05 per day per item
Videos - $1.00 per day per item

Public Internet-Access Computers
There are 12 computers in the ground floor reference area and 1 computer in the downstairs Children's Room, available on a 'first-come first-serve' basis. You need to 'sign up' first at the Circulation Desk to use them; you do not need to have a library card. In general, we do not reserve times or keep a waiting list. If others are waiting to use the computers, you will be asked to finish after 1 hour of use.  If you bring in your own laptop computer, you can take advantage of our free wireless Internet access within the library building. (Sorry, no printing with the wireless service.)

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