Loudoun County Public Library operations update regarding COVID-19

All Loudoun County Public Library locations are closed until further notice to help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check this page for updates as they become available. Thank you for your patience.

Other updates:

  • The due date for all physical items checked out from branches has been extended to June 20.
  • Outdoor book returns are closed. Customers should keep any items until the library reopens or until June 20.
  • Items will remain on hold while the library is closed to the public.
  • Anyone without a library card can sign up online for a temporary card, valid for six months.
  • All programs, events and meeting room reservations are suspended through at least June 10.
  • Outreach deliveries to senior living facilities and nursing homes are suspended.
  • WiFi signals have been amplified at the Lovettsville, Middleburg and Purcellville branches to allow for in-car use. Signals are available 24/7 from anywhere in the parking lots to access information about COVID-19 and complete any other type of essential online business, such as ordering groceries or other household supplies. WiFi users who are not in vehicles are also asked to maintain a distance of approximately 6 feet from others. 
  • Virtual programs now available: While in-person events are on hold, LCPL is working to provide you with virtual storytimes as well as other programs of interest for adults and teens. Visit our event calendar to learn more.
  • While branches are closed, customers are encouraged to explore the library’s vast selection of eBooks and online resources (please see below).
  • The limit on Hoopla borrows has been increased to 10 items per month (up from six items per month).
  • The limit on OverDrive holds and borrows has been increased to 15 titles (up from 10 at a time).
  • Access to Ancestry.com Library Edition is now available from home. 
  • All blocks have been removed from customer accounts to allow for the use of online resources.
  • Visit Loudoun County's coronavirus information page for the latest updates impacting our community.

Check out the LCPL Quarantine Survival Kit for free resources and online tools, hand-picked by our librarians.

 

DOWNLOAD AND STREAM

Freegal

Download five songs per week and stream unlimited music 24/7. Choose from a collection of more than 15 million titles. Downloads are yours to keep and there’s no digital rights management to worry about.

  • What you get: Unlimited streaming + 5 download credits per week

Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store

OverDrive

Our most popular way to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Pick from thousands of bestsellers and new releases for adults, teens and kids. Plus, foreign language collections: Spanish | Hindi | Chinese

  • What you get: Borrow 15 titles per month (updated March 23)
  • Borrowing period: Your choice of 7, 14 or 21 days

Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store | Amazon Kindle

hoopla

Download or stream eBooks, comics, music and movies straight to your tablet or smartphone. Enjoy them as often as you like during the borrowing periods.

  • What you get: Borrow 10 titles per month (updated March 19)
  • Borrowing periods: 21 days for eBooks, eAudiobooks and eComics; 72 hours for movies and TV shows; 7 days for music

Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store | Amazon. Also on Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and Roku.

RB Digital

RB Digital provides our online magazine collection. Download current and back issues of your favorite magazines to read on your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With more than 100 magazines on a wide range of topics, you’re sure to find something you like.

  • What you get: Unlimited downloads
  • Borrowing period: Unlimited — keep them as long as you like

Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store | Amazon Kindle

Kanopy

This streaming service offers over 30,000 independent films, documentaries and classics on demand. In addition, there's an entire site just for kids, plus over 5,000 Great Courses.

  • What you get: Borrow 10 titles per month
  • Borrowing period: 3 days
  • Plus: Enjoy unlimited access to Great Courses and Kanopy Kids (these don't count against your 10 titles per month)

Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store. Also on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Android TV and Fire TV.

BookFLIX

A resource for new readers that pairs video storybooks with related eBooks to build a love of reading.

 

RESEARCH AND LEARN

Consumer Reports Online

Ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Lynda.com

Online learning to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Over 4,000 classes to choose from. Below are some of the most popular areas of study.

Download app: Google Play; iTunes App Store.

  • Business and career skills: Productivity, marketing, time management
  • Software: MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Job search tools: Resume design, searching for positions, working with recruiters
  • Web design: Graphics, interactive design and prototyping
  • Social media and publishing tools: Facebook, Twitter and WordPress
  • Photography: Lighting and photographing still life, Photography 101, shooting in low light

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Complete text of books in the STEM, STEAM and coding fields for all ages.

Heritage Quest Online

Discover where your American past begins with this comprehensive collection of genealogical sources, including U.S. census records.

Mango Languages

Basic or complete online instruction in dozens of languages, including English for speakers of other languages.

Morningstar Online

Comprehensive reports on stocks and mutual funds and exclusive ratings to help guide investors.

Value Line Research Center

Online access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities, guides and more.

Safari Books Online

Now you never have to leave your computer: With immediate access to thousands of the newest and most popular IT books, you can find the information you need when you need it.

Westlaw

Federal and state legal research materials, including case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes, forms, law reviews and journals. Federal and state legal research materials, including case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes, forms, law reviews and journals. While the branches are closed, customers can click here to email a password request for three-hour, temporary access to www.westlaw.com. If more time is needed, you may request additional passwords.