Botetourt County Libraries

Steve Vest

Director

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The Botetourt County Libraries serve the residents of Botetourt County and the Roanoke Valley. The library system has collections of over 150,000 items including books, DVDs, videos, audio tapes and magazines.

 


News

  • Summer Reading Program 2014
  • Poetry Contest Winners and Poetry Reading
    • The winners of the Botetourt County Libaries' 2014 Poetry Contest will be reading their poems on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fincastle Library.
    • List of Winners

Left to right are: Anita Firebaugh, Grace Eddi, Cassidy Pannell, Sage Noelle Beddingfield, Katie Adkins, Kaitlyn Mullins, Jim McLeese, and Michael Mize.

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Locations and Hours

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Buchanan Library Sign

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Fincastle Library Sign
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

Blue Ridge Library

28 Avery Row
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 977-3433

Buchanan Library

19795 Main Street
Buchanan, VA 24066
(540) 254-2538

Eagle Rock Library
55 Eagles Nest Drive
Eagle Rock, VA 24085
(540) 884-3880

Fincastle Library

11 Academy Street
Fincastle, VA 24090
(540) 473-8339

Mon, Tue, Thur 9 - 9

Wed 9 - 6
Fri 9 - 5

Sat 9 - 2

Mon & Thur 9 - 7
Tue & Wed 9 - 5
Fri  9 - 5
Sat 9 - 1

Mon - Thur 10-7

Fri 10-5

Sat 10-2

Mon & Thur 9 - 9
Tue & Wed 9 - 6
Fri 9 - 5
Sat 9 - 1
Eagle Rock Library Fincastle Library interior

Services

  • Bookmobile

 

The bookmobile travels throughout Botetourt County and usually serves each stop once every two weeks. The bookmobile does not operate on days which happen to be the fifth Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday of the month. A library card from any of the Roanoke Valley Libraries (Botetourt County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem) may be used on the bookmobile.

Bookmobile

For additional information, call the Fincastle Library at 473-8339.

 

Bookmobile Schedule rev 02/05

  • Library Cards

 

Any resident of the Roanoke Valley who is at least 5 years old may apply for a free borrower's card. Children under the age of 13 need a parent or guardian's signature. Proof of permanent address, such as a driver's license, bill, check, or a letter addressed to the applicant, is required.

Loan periods vary by type of material. Most books and audio tapes may be borrowed for a period of four weeks but some new and high-demand items may be borrowed for only two weeks. Magazines and CD-ROMs may be borrowed for two weeks. and most videos and DVDs circulate for four days.

Most books may be renewed twice, and videos and DVDs may be renewed once. Renewals may be done via the library's online catalog (www.rvl.info), by calling, or by coming to the library in person. Any item that has a hold on it may not be renewed.

  • Meeting Rooms

 

The Botetourt County Public Library meeting rooms serve the public by allowing organizations and groups of an educational, cultural, or civic nature to use the meeting rooms for a modest fee when the rooms are not needed for activities sponsored in whole or in part by the library. Room use is on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Other

 

Fines at all of the Roanoke Valley Libraries were raised effective July 1, 2010 . The change affects the public libraries in Botetourt County, Roanoke County, Roanoke City and Salem.

The new fine rate for overdue books is 20 cents per day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item. The previous fine was 10 cents per day. Fines for overdue DVDs and videos will remain at $1.00 per day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item. One very important change is that the amount of fines a patron can carry before being blocked from checking out items will go down to $10.00. The previous limit was $25.00. Loan periods for all library items will be unchanged.

This increase in fines is the first increase since the Roanoke Valley library consortium was organized in 1991. It is hoped that these changes will prove to be an incentive for patrons to bring back their borrowed materials promptly.

 

  • providing photocopy machines and fax service. The charge for photocopies is 10 cents per page and the charge for sending a fax is $1.00 per page

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Library Partners

  • Friends of the Library

The Botetourt County Friends of the Library is an organization that helps to support the programs of the library. Members are citizens of the community who have a special interest in the library and its mission. Anyone is welcome to join. The Friends raise money through book sales and help to pay the cost of the library's summer reading programs. The Friends have also contributed toward the purchase of books and videos, sponsored author presentations and sponsored the library's annual poetry contest.

  • Anyone who is interested in joining the Friends should contact Library Director, Steve Vest, at (540) 977-3433.
  • Roanoke Valley Libraries

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The Botetourt library system is part of the Roanoke Area Libraries group which shares a common borrower's card and computer catalog. Botetourt patrons may also obtain books and other materials from the collections of the Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem libraries at no charge.

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