Craft Memorial Library
600 Commerce Street, Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone: 304-325-3943, Fax: 304-325-3702
Director: Eva McGuire
Craft Memorial Library provides
materials and services
to all residents of Mercer County and the surrounding area
to meet educational, informational, cultural, and recreational interests or needs.
The library offers a wide variety of materials and services which include:
|How To Get A Library Card||Reference Services||Mountain Library Network||Children's Programs|
|Photocopy Services||Fax Services||Interlibrary Loan||Bookmobile Services|
|Obituary Searches||Tours||Tax Forms||Public Meeting Room|
How to Get A Library Card -
Picture ID with a current address or two of the following:
--Piece of recently canceled mail with a current address
--Social Security card
--Check with a current address
--Voter registration card with a current address
Parent or legal guardian MUST be present for patron ages 6-16 to obtain
a library card
The first library card is free. Replacement cards cost $1.00
Patrons will be required to present their library card to check out materials
Mountain Library Network (MLN)
With your MLN library card, you may borrow materials from any of the following libraries:
|Boone County||Raleigh County|
|Craft Memorial||Ritchie County|
|Dora B. Woodyard||Roncevert|
|Greenbrier County||Summers County|
|Monroe County||White Sulphur|
|Pleasants County||Wyoming County|
Academic and School Libraries
|Concord University/Marsh Library||Greenbrier Valley Campus (NRTCC)|
|Bluefield State College/Hardway Library||Sherman Jr./Sr. High School|
Photocopy Services - The
library can make copies for you.
Letter size paper (8.5x11) $0.20 per copy
Legal size paper (8.5x14) $0.20 per copy
Ledger size paper (11x17) $0.35 per copy
Fax Services - The library can
fax documents for you.
To receive faxes, there is a charge of $0.50 per page.
There is a charge of $0.50 per page for local calls and toll-free calls.
For long-distance calls, the charge is $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 per page after that.
For international faxes, there is a $5.00 fee for the 1st page and $1.00 per additional page.
Interlibrary Loan -
Materials unavailable at Craft Memorial Library may be requested from other libraries through Inter-Library
Patrons must have a current Craft Memorial Library card that is free of overdue materials and/or fines.
Materials are loaned as a courtesy and their conditions of use, including due dates, must be respected.
Books and journal articles are the most commonly borrowed items.
In general, recently published books, reference books, audio cassettes, videos, CDs, DVDs, and other types
of media, cannot be borrowed.
Most libraries will not loan old, rare or fragile books.
There is no charge for this service except fees imposed by the lending library.
Acquisition of multiple requests submitted may be limited.
The complete title and author's name is needed to process the request. Additional information such as date of
publication, edition, and publisher is also helpful.
Patrons will be notified by telephone when the item arrives.
Incoming items may be picked up at the Circulation Desk during regular business hours.
Most items take two to four weeks to arrive. Some items are more difficult to obtain and may take longer.
Loan periods are established by the lending library and may vary. A typical loan period is three weeks.
Loans must be returned to the Circulation Desk on or before the due date.
Patrons who need to renew materials for a longer period than allotted must request an extension at least a
week before the due date. The lending library decides whether to renew the items.
***NOTICE*** PATRONS WILL
BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR DAMAGED OR LOST MATERIALS!!!!!
Bookmobile Services - Craft Memorial Library began providing Bookmobile services to the public in 1974. The current bookmobile, when completely loaded,
can hold approximately 3,500 books!
The Bookmobile runs Monday - Friday and stops at scheduled locations such as:
|Schools||Child Day Care Centers|
|Head Start Centers||Retirement/Nursing homes|
|Mobile Home Parks||Housing Developments|
and other town and community visits.
Click Here to see the Current Bookmobile schedule.
Obituary searches may be conducted for those who died in the Bluefield, West Virginia region.
If you are not a local resident, the library staff can do the obituary searches for you.
If you are a local resident you are invited to come to the Library to do the search. Assistance is available to get you started.
When requesting a search, please include your name, address, phone number, search information, and the maximum amount you are willing to spend.
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph
newspaper, available since its beginning in 1896, is not indexed,
therefore complete information is required:
* Full Name
* Date of Death - month, day, year
* Place of Death
limited staff and the time involved in doing a search, the following fees will
* $5.00 for first 30 minutes spent searching and $5.00 per each
each additional 30 minutes
* $ .20 per copy
An invoice for any fees will be mailed with the search results. Fees may be paid by money order or check payable to Craft Memorial Library.
Tours - Group tours of the library are available by appointment. Please call 304-325-3943.
Tax Forms - www.IRS.gov/getready
Current tax forms are usually available at the end of January.
Federal, WV Resident, WV Non-resident forms are available.
* Any forms in reproducible format are available to be copied for $.020 per page.
Online forms are available at the following websites:
* For WV forms: http://www.state.wv.us/taxrev/forms.html
* For Federal Forms: http://www.irs.gov/forms_pubs/forms.html
* Want to file your taxes online? Check out the IRS website for a list of e-filers!
Public Meeting Room
An application to use the room must be filed and approved in advance.
Please contact the library at 304-325-3943 for information on room availability.