Our Approach

Gilmer Public Library is dedicated to providing open access to reliable information for all Gilmer County area residents.  We are open six days a week, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GPL is home to more than 15,000+ items available for checkout. In addition to books and movies, we offer ten public computers, and free wifi available 24/7. Outdoor seating comes complete with solar charging stations. Copy, print, fax, and laminating services are available for a minimum fee.

Every Friday is FINE FREE at Gilmer Public Library.
Return your overdue items with no hassle and no fines.

Gilmer Public Library's policy manual details library services and library rules. Policies the public should be aware of are listed here.

Our Story

Gilmer County was the last county in West Virginia to open a public library. The land was donated by the Board of Education, and the building was built by Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center students. The first carousel was built in 1979, and the second in 1989. GPL is sponsored in Gilmer County by the City of Glenville and receives most funding from the West Virginia Library Commission and from Gilmer County Levy Funds. We also receive annual support from Gilmer County Schools.

A Board of Trustees provides library oversight. Board Meetings are open to the public.

Board of Trustees

Brent Walters - President/City Council Representative

June Nonnenburg - Vice President

Cheri West - Secretary/Treasurer/Gilmer County Schools Representative

Mary Bland-Strickland - Trustee

Dravin Gibson- Trustee

Judy Meads- Trustee Emeritus

Library Staff

Heather Coleman, Director

Monica Goguen, Cataloger

Carolyn Taylor, Library Clerk

Judith Jones, Library Clerk/Research Librarian

Beverly Cooper, Assistant Librarian