Curbside pickup at Salem Church Branch. PHOTO COURTESY CRRL
For Immediate Release
Library Returns to Curbside-Only Service
Fredericksburg, Virginia, January 13, 2021 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library will temporarily return to curbside pickup service for filling customer holds starting Tuesday, January 19 due to rising COVID-19 cases in the library's service region.

Customers will still be able to place items on hold and collect them using curbside pickup, so the ability to check out materials will not be interrupted. Customers are able to reserve a Book Group in a Bag, request Interlibrary Loans, and Suggest a Purchase. Materials can continue to be returned to bookdrops anytime. Overdue fees are not being charged.

For updated curbside pickup hours, visit Phone service is available during curbside pickup hours for customer service, readers advisory, and research questions, including Virginiana. Customers can contact the library at 540-372-1144 or 804-472-3820, or through email or chat at

To prioritize customer and staff safety, the public will not be able to enter library buildings or make reservations for meeting or study room use starting Tuesday, January 19. The library is ready to quickly return to Library Express service and branch visits when local COVID rates abate, and plans to do so on Tuesday, February 16. Any updates will be announced on and CRRL's social media channels.
Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager

For more information, contact Director Martha Hutzel,, 540-372-1144 x7003.

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