Amherst County Public Library

Introducing Curbside Service Beginning June 1

Library to Provide Curbside Service


Both Amherst County Public Library locations will begin curbside service on Monday, June 1 at 11:00. Library users may place items on hold through their online accounts or phone either library to place items on hold. The staff will pull the items and notify the patron that they are ready for pick up. The patron will then go to the designated spot at the library called to pick up the items. When arriving at the library, the patron will call the library. A staff member will bring the items out and give them to the patron without contact. Items may be returned to the book return box or placed in tubs at the check out site.

Holds may be placed by phone Monday through Friday from 9:30-6:00 or online 24 hours and picked up from 11:00-4:00. The Amherst Library pick up spot will be the first handicapped space in the side or upper parking lot. The handicapped space closest to the building will be used for designated pick up at the Madison Heights Library. Neither library building will be open to the public due to social distancing requirements. Magazines, newspapers, and toys/kits may not be checked out at this time. Please call 946-9488, ext.1 for the Amherst Library or 946-9488, ext 2 for Madison Heights.






Update to Library programming and storytime:

Out of an abundance of caution, both Amherst Library and Madison Heights Library will be suspending all programming and storytimes at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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  • Amherst Library
    382 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 370
    Amherst, VA 24521
    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Tues 10am-8pm
    Sat 10am-2:00pm

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  • Madison Heights Library
    200 River James Shopping Center
    Madison Heights, VA 24572
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    Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Sat 10am-2:00pm

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