Kanawha County Public Library System

The people’s premier source of information in a community where learning and reading are revered and being well-informed is valued.


The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. We have more than 92,000 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 340,000 per year, and approximately 750,000 library items circulate in a year’s time.

Services Provided

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Maker Space

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Erika Connelly
123 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 343-4646 Ext: 1241