Kanawha County Public Library Main Library

The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. We have nearly 100,000 card holders, and while the vast majority of our library system patrons are from Kanawha and Putnam Counties, residents from all 55 West Virginia counties are represented in the cardholder database.

There are more than 600,000 items in the library collection; approximately 300,000 of those are housed at the Main Library with the remainder distributed among our 9 branch libraries and Mobile Library.

Patron visits to all libraries in the system total nearly 750,000 per year, and approximately 1 million library items circulate in a year’s time.

Almost 100 percent of the library’s services are FREE to the public.

123 Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301

Phone

304-343-4646

Website

kanawhalibrary.org

Twitter

@KanawhaLibrary

Upcoming Events

Black History Month I SPY

Search the Children's Department for images of lesser known African Americans, and learn what they're famous for while you're at it! Once you've found all...

2/25
Sunday Jams: Spencer Elliott

Our long running family music series is back by popular demand! People of all ages are invited to hear live music performed in a relaxed setting. Today's...

2/25 2pm
Black History Month I SPY

Search the Children's Department for images of lesser known African Americans, and learn what they're famous for while you're at it! Once you've found all...

2/26
The Lively Limerick: A Workshop

A limerick is a type of nonsense poetry made famous by British poet Edward Lear. Though the poem's connection with the city of Limerick, Ireland is obscure,...

2/26 6pm
Black History Month I SPY

Search the Children's Department for images of lesser known African Americans, and learn what they're famous for while you're at it! Once you've found all...

2/27

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