Warren County residents and property owners, students in Warren County public and private schools, and individuals who have permanent employment in Warren County are eligible to receive a free library card. Residents of all surrounding counties are eligible for a free card through reciprocal borrowing agreements. To obtain a card, you’ll need to present picture identification with your current address. If your ID does not show your current address, a piece of mail with your current address is required in addition to photo ID.
Individuals who do not qualify for a free library card must pay an annual fee of $20.00. Payment is due upon registration and each year thereafter. Items may not be checked out until the fee is paid.
A Temporary Resident Card is available - to obtain this type of card, applicants must provide their current, temporary address, as well as photo ID with their correct permanent address. Applicants must pay a $10.00 fee, which applies even if they work in Warren County. This type of card expires every six months.
An Internet Card is available to individuals who do not have a permanent address or valid photo ID. This card is free of charge, and grants the card holder internet access, but does not allow the checkout of library materials, and expires every three months.
Juveniles age 0 – 17 may get a library card provided that their parent or legal guardian is present and can fulfill the aforementioned requirements, or has a Samuels Library card in good standing.
You will go through a short application process, after which you will receive and be able to use your library card immediately. You may fill out this online application at home if you wish to speed up the process, then simply present your ID when you come into the library to pick up your physical card.
We offer several great resources for eBooks, eAudiobooks and movies:
We also have many displays throughout the library featuring great and recommended reads on a variety of topics, providing you with an endless supply of novels to add to your to-read list.
Residents of Warren County are required to have a library card in order to access the computers. If you are unable to get a card, or simply visiting the area, Visitor's Passes may be obtained at the Reference Desk provided you show picture ID. Juveniles with library cards must have parental consent to use the computers.
An Internet Card is available to individuals who do not have a valid photo ID or permanent address. This card is free of charge, and grants the card holder internet access, but does not allow the checkout of library materials, and expires every three months.
Wireless printing is also available - learn more here.
We are unable to receive faxes for patrons.
Meeting rooms are free of charge to non-profits and organizations that support education and learning. For all other groups, there is an hourly charge with 15 - 30 minute increments prorated, dependent on the room you are using. The cost of each room is as follows:
Baxter-Bowling Conference Room - $10.00
Lou Benson & Naomi Salus Conference Room - $10.00
White Meeting Room A - $20.00
White Meeting Room B - $15.00
White Meeting Room Whole - $25.00
Computer Lab - $50.00
The confirmation email you received should include a link you can click on to cancel your reservation. Alternatively, send an email detailing the reservation you wish to cancel (i.e. date, time, room) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We carry federal tax forms for the current year during tax season. As soon as we receive the forms from the IRS, we put them in a spinner rack near the Adult Reference desk. We do not carry Virginia state tax forms, but they are usually available at the Warren County Commissioner of the Revenue’s office in the Warren County Government Center. You can also retrieve both federal and state tax forms for the current and previous tax years online. For a list of links to state and federal tax websites, follow this link.
The library does not lend sound or video equipment, however patrons using one of our White Meeting Rooms may use the equipment for their respective needs. We do have laptops and mobile hotspots available for checkout - learn more here.