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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The staff and board of the Shepherdstown Public Library would like you to know that we sincerely regret the impact that closing the library has had and will have on all of us. We appreciate your patience and support, and are doing our best to support you to the extent possible. For now, we are exercising the most extreme option of remaining closed.  We will coordinate a phased reopening with the other area libraries and will look to the states and counties to guide the process.



New Additions to our Adult Collection of eResources!




Colum McCann


Michael Farris Smith, Mike McColl Jones

Broken: Six Short Novels

Don Winslow, Ray Porter, Kaleo Griffith

Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire

  and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

Augustine Sedgewick Jason Culp

The End of October

Lawrence Wright, Mark Bramhall

How Much of These Hills is Gold

C Pam Zhang, Catherine Ho, Joel de la Fuente

Please See Us

Caitlin Mullen, Corey Brill, Piper Goodeve,

Simon the Fiddler: A Novel

Paulette Jiles, Grover Gardner






Julia Alvarez


Don Winslow

Godshot: A Novel

Chelsea Bieker

How Much of These Hills is Gold: A Novel

C Pam Zhang

Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an

  Englishwoman in Wartime France

Nicholas Shakespeare

Simon the Fiddler: A Novel

Paulette Jiles



Need something else entertaining to read? Trying to learn at home? As the saying goes, “reading is not cancelled!”

The National Emergency Library will be available through at least June 30: it offers free access to over two million books, all of which may be borrowed or downloaded. At you will find classics and amusing curiosities, easy picture books and weighty textbooks, many of which aren’t available as ebooks. Children’s authors Richard Scarry, Roald Dahl and Rick Riordan are here, as well as Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood. Grandparents may find favorite stories from their childhood. Books for an extremely wide spectrum of interests are displayed side-by-side when searching by title, creator, or the most-viewed books, so parents may prefer to browse by themselves for their children’s interests.



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!




While Staying at Home - Be Sure to Get Counted!

It's important that everyone participate in the 2020 census!  Click here for census information. There are three ways to respond:  Online / By Phone  (844) 330-2020 / By Mail.  The 2020 census will determine how billions of Federal dollars will be spent for the next decade, so don't delay!  Everyone counts!



Documenting COVID-19 Experiences in West Virginia

Marshall University Archives and Special Collections is starting a new initiative to document how West Virginians respond to one question: "How have you, your family, or community been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?" They want to capture West Virginian voices and experiences during this turbulent time in history.


Please consider filling out this short form yourselves and sharing this form via social media to help them get a fuller picture of how individuals throughout the state have been impacted. 


The form is located here:



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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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday:  10 AM - 7 PM

Friday:  10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday:  10 AM - 3 PM

Sunday:  Closed


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