Shepherdstown Public Library



100 East German Street  /  P.O. Box 278  /  Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: (304) 876-2783 / Fax: (304) 876-6213

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Monday-Thursday:  10 AM - 7 PM

Friday:  10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday:  10 AM - 3 PM

Sunday:  Closed


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Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) is undergoing a strategic planning process, and they need your feedback!  All answers will remain anonymous.  The survey is open through July 3rd at 5:00 pm and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Take the Survey!


Shepherdstown's Municipal Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Read more about the election schedule, polling place, date and hours, and registration.


WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!  In order to protect our patrons and staff, we will be quarantining all returned books for 72 hours (3 days) BEFORE we check them in so they will stay on your record for those extra three days after you put them in the book drop.


PLEASE DON’T WORRY!  We are not charging fines for the foreseeable future and if we make a mistake, please call and let us know.  Stay safe! We REALLY hope to see you soon.







Take a Peek at our New Books!


Behind the shield at the front of the library.


See anything you like?  Check it out!

Lance or any of our wonderful staff will be available to help

between our temporary hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.








Join us ...

... from June 15th to July 18th for an online book club discussion about Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar.  The final discussion will will take place on July 18th, but stay tuned to our Facebook Summer 2020 Adult Book Club group page for information and other resources.


The library has two copies of Never Caught that can be ordered through our courier service.  There are also two copies of the Young Reader's edition if you want to read it along with your children!  You can put books on hold through the online library catalog, or call the library Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.





Plus, the West Virginia Library Commission has opened up its WVREADS online eBook and eAudio collection to everyone! NO LIBRARY CARD? NO PROBLEM!! All you need is a smart phone where you can receive a text. Click here, and enjoy!





Voter Information

In order to vote in the primary election (now changed to June 9), your County Clerk must have received your voter registration application (or any request for changes, such as address or political party) by Tuesday, May 19. Early voting will now be May 27 through June 6. Please visit for a voter registration application, updated information on absentee ballot applications, and more detailed “GoVoteWV” information. Your vote is your voice!




The West Virginia Library Commission has posted a listing of vendors offering free access to their electronic resources, such as Amazon Prime Family Programming, Audible Stories, and Booklist online content.  Click here for a complete listing and links to each available resource.


You can still use the “Libby” app (Quick Link below) to access our eBook and eAudio collections. Many new audio books and eBooks are available!  If you need your library information to access Libby or need a new library card, contact Hali Taylor, Library Director, at (617) 710-7757 - she will be able to set you up - pass it on!





Audible has made hundreds of titles

available and completely free to help

during this time of crisis.











You can now download over 300,000 books

from the New York Public Library for free!







Plus, we have many online opportunities for those of you with access – including learning a new language, learning to play an instrument, practicing tests for all sorts of educational and vocational goals, and suggested links to lessons that are geared towards home-schooling your children. Please stop by our FaceBook page or send us an email letting us know how you’re spending your time – new projects? Great books? Gardening? Art?


Over 700 classes are available at Universal Class, and you can learn to play over 15 instruments in different styles at Artist Works from RB Digital. Pronunciator is a great language-learning app. Free access is available by clicking on the links below.


Here are some databases that are available – first log in to, and then check them out! Please call for assistance if your library card and PIN are required. You can leave a message at the library and those messages will be retrieved throughout the day and answered as soon as possible.


(Note which password has an uppercase V and a lowercase v)


World Book Encyclopedia

User Name: 4west

Password: virginia

Most databases will use the following login information:

User Name: west

Password: Virginia20!


LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator each have a separate login with which users can create their own personal user names and passwords directly on those sites.


Wifi is available, if needed, and can be accessed FREE outside the library through our network "2783n." No password required!

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