Amherst County Public Library

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The Amherst County Public Library will be closed from the end of business on 3/17/20 until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our community and staff.

Borrowed items may be returned to the drop box at either library location.  No fines will be charged during this period.

WI-FI will remain functional from the parking lots.  Overdrive and our online databases will be accessible by anyone with an ACPL card and access to a computer.

Library programming and meeting room use will not be allowed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this closing may cause.







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 from Tuesday, March 17 to Thursday, April 16. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Amherst County’s 30th Annual Eggstravaganza-POSTPONED

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ONE ON ONE COMPUTER HELP is available at both library locations. For questions or more information, contact us here or call (434)946-9488, ext. 526 (LAN).

  • 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
    Mon 10am-8pm
    Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Sat 10am-2:00pm

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