The mission of the Pittsylvania County Public Library is to enlighten, educate, empower, and expand the well-being of county residents and patrons by connecting them with the information, experiences, and resources they need to make their lives better.
Pittsylvania County is the largest county in Virginia at 968.94 square miles. Located in the south-central part of the state on the border with North Carolina, the county surrounds the city of Danville on three sides. The library provides cards and services to the people of the county as well as the counties and cities surrounding it. In 2018, almost 36,000 people possessed a Pittsylvania County Public Library card.
The county library system was established as the Chatham Library Association in 1939. The system now consists of five libraries: the main library in Chatham and branches in the communities of Gretna, Brosville/Cascade, and Mt. Hermon, as well as a History Research Center & Library, also in Chatham. Our Bookmobile makes approximately 60 stops each month throughout the county.