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 2020-2025 Long Range Plan

To get a card, come into any location or sign up for a card for digital resources here.

Important Library Policies and Forms:

Materials and Selection Policy

Request for Reconsideration of Materials Form

Rules of Patron Behavior

General Library Fines and Fees

Meeting Room Policy

Meeting Room Application Form

Computer Use Policy

Library Financial Information:

Contract for Library Services

FY2023 Operating Budget – approved 12.1.2021

Blackwater Regional Library Audit – 6.30.2021




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

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  • 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.