Caroline Library

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The Dawn, Ladysmith, and Port Royal branches are open to the public. Hours at the Dawn and Ladysmith branches are Monday through Friday 9-5. Port Royal has resumed normal hours with the exception of Saturday. At this time the Bowling Green branch is only available for curbside service.

For information about library hours and things to expect when visiting the library please see our reopening brochure.

For more information about the county’s response to the coronavirus or to visit the county virtually, check out their COVID-19 webpage.

All programs, meetings, and other events have been cancelled.

AARP tax preparation services have been canceled for the Caroline County Libraries this year.

Patron Assistance


Monday- Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Library staff are available to help you with library account questions or if you need assistance with accessing our digital resources


Visit our Contact Us page to reach us by email.  For those patrons who do not have a library card, you can request a temporary online card here.  Staff will respond as soon as possible, usually within one business day.

Late Fees, Renewals, and Holds

Since the libraries are open late fees will once again start to accrue.

When returning items please use book drops outside each library branch.

Library Cards & Account Information

Don’t have a library card?

Just complete this form and we’ll send your new barcode number via email.

Have a card, but can’t find it?

Contact us by phone or email and we’ll email your barcode to you.

Have a card, but can’t remember your pin number?

Contact us by phone or email and we’ll update your account with a new one.

Library Access from Home

Many of our digital resources are available 24/7 from the comfort of your own home.  You can take a class, learn a new language, find children’s books and educational materials, and more!  Patrons looking for reading material should check out these two resources:

  • OverDrive: Log in with you library card number and pin do access thousands of e-books and audiobooks. New titles are added frequently.  OverDrive can be accessed through our website, Libby, or the OverDrive app.  Check out this guide for help getting started.  Through April 30th, patron card blocks for fines or overdue books have been lifted so that more patrons can access this resource.
  • rbDigital: Create an account to access e-books, audiobooks, and magazines with your library card. Items can be downloaded directly to your computer or iOS, Android, Kindle, or Nook devices.  Check out their video tutorials for more information.


Although our buildings are closed, you may access the wireless internet from our parking lots at the Bowling Green, Dawn and Ladysmith branches.  Instructions for accessing the available Wi-Fi are posted on the library doors.  All patrons should maintain social distancing while using the wi-fi.


The library is not accepting donations of books and other materials at this time.  Processing donations puts our staff in close contact with the materials and risks their health.  Please hold on to the items you’d like to donate until we can properly clean them or donate them to organizations that are still accepting donations, like Goodwill.  Donations are never accepted in library book drops.

Other Assistance


If you need to file for unemployment, check out this handy guide from the Library of Virginia.  Please note that this information is subject to change, but they will try to keep it as up to date as possible,

More Information on COVID-19

Check out the Virginia Department of Health or the CDC for the latest updates and information on COVID-19.  The CDC website also has tips on making your own cloth face masks, recommended cleaning and social distancing measures, as well as ways to cope with the stress of this pandemic.

Internet Connection Resources

National Digital Inclusion Alliance | Free and Low-cost Internet Plans
To support local efforts, NDIA has compiled a list of current offers from ISPs that will help low-income households to acquire service at low or no cost. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment. The list also includes established, nationally available low-cost plans offered by nonprofit organizations. We will add other providers’ plans as we learn of them. All offers are less than $20/month total cost (with no installation fees).

  • Bowling Green Branch
    17202 Richmond Tpke
    Milford, Virginia 22514

    Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

    Dawn Branch
    31046 Richmond Tpke
    Hanover, Virginia 23069

    Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

  • Contact Us
  • Ladysmith Branch
    7199 Clara Smith Dr.
    Ruther Glen, Virginia 22546

    Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

    Port Royal Branch
    419 King Street
    Port Royal, Virginia 22535

    Mon: 9am-2pm
    Tue: 9am-2pm
    Wed: 12pm-5pm
    Thu: 12pm-5pm


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