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The Roanoke Public Libraries will enhance the quality of life and promote the well being of the community by providing a wide range of informational, educational and cultural services, resources, and programming.

The December Spot is here!

December 2014 Spot

Roanoke Public Libraries holiday schedule
All Roanoke Public Library branches will observe the following schedule during the holiday season:
Wednesday, December 24- All city libraries will close at 5:00PM (Jackson Park is closed on Wednesdays as normal)
Thursday, December 25- Saturday, December 27- All city libraries will be closed for Christmas Holiday.
Monday, December 29- Tuesday, December 30- All city libraries will observe normal hours of operation.
Wednesday, December 31- All branches will close at 5:00PM (Jackson Park is closed on Wednesdays as normal)
Thursday, January 1- Friday, January 2- All branches will be closed for New Years.
Beginning Saturday, January 3- All libraries will be open and observe normal hours of operation.
For more information contact your local library:
Gainsboro (15 Patton Avenue NW)- 853-2540
Jackson Park (1101 Morningside Street SE)- 853-2640
Law (315 Church Avenue SW)- 853-2268
Main (706 S. Jefferson Street)- 853-2473
Melrose (2607 Salem Turnpike NW)- 853-2648
Williamson Road (3837 Williamson Road NW) – 853-2340

The Main Library is now open!

The Raleigh Court Library is closed for renovations.

Click the picture below to start downloading eMagazines!


To find out more about Star City Reads, please call us at (540) 853-2955!

Star City Reads

Library EBooks are available for reading in your web browser, Kindle, Nook, IOS, and Android devices!
Check one out today!
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The Libraries also offer access to America's News - providing you with free access to articles from the Roanoke Times 1990-present!
Click here to access this great new resource!

'the spot' Library Magazine

RVL.Info - Library Catalog
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