Blackwater Regional Library

About Blackwater Regional Library

Blackwater Regional Library serves the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex; as well as the independent City of Franklin. The library’s central office is at 22511 Main Street, Courtland, VA 23837, which also houses the Courtland branch.

BRL serves this service area of more than 1600 square miles via its nine brick and mortar locations, its digital library, and its Bookmobile/Outreach services. Blackwater Regional Library is governed by our Board of Trustees.

Blackwater Regional Library is guided by our Long Range Plan 2020-2025


To register for a library card, visit any location or register online for a digital use library card.

Important Library Policies and Forms:

Materials Selection Policy

Request for Reconsideration Policy

Rules of Library Behavior

General Library Fines and Fees

Meeting Room Policy

Meeting Room Application Form

Computer Use Policy

FOIA – Fee Policy

FOIA – Rights and Responsibilities

FOIA – Request for Records  (Please save form before editing)

Library Financial Information:

Contract for Library Services

Blackwater Regional Library, FY23-24 Approved Local Budget

Blackwater Regional Library Audit 6.30.2022



  • Mission

    Our purpose is to
    provide online and print resources,
    access to innovative technologies 
    and a skilled staff to patrons
    in our service area.

  • Contact Us

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  • Who We Serve

    Blackwater Regional Library
    serves the communities of:
    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.