Director

Karim Kahn

Karim Khan

Director of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library

Welcome to Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library. As part of our response to the COVID-19 emergency, we are excited to begin our phased re-opening process. We are working to maximize the services we can offer in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders and other public health recommendations. Please refer to our COVID-19 page for the latest information.

Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library (MFRL) will begin Curbside Pickup service at all library branches on Monday, May 18. Patrons may pick up their available holds requests in a safe, contactless process, whether they drive up, bike up, or walk up. The library is also offering a new “Library Picks for You” service. Patrons can call their library branch and let the staff know the kinds of material they want. Staff will then prepare a selection of materials for patrons to pick up based on their request.

MFRL is also making remote printing available through Princh. Princh lets anyone print to their library branch printer from a mobile device or home computer. Library staff will bring the prints to you. While there is normally a charge for printing, patrons can print up to 15 pages for free during the current emergency.

Library branches remain closed to the public in compliance with Virginia Department of Health recommendations. Current plans indicate that we can move to Phase 2 and open our doors to the public on Thursday June 11, but that date is subject to change based on recommendations from the state health authorities, and on actions by our governing Board of Trustees or county governments.

We have generously received support to purchase additional e-books and e-audio from the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Foundation. Users of our Overdrive/Libby and RBDigital services can see over 1000 new titles added since March 15. We will continue to carefully and professionally manage our available funds to purchase library materials in physical and downloadable formats that meet the needs of our community’s children, teens and adults.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is something that we will all remember, and I hope that MFRL will be able to provide what we can to make it a little easier on everyone. Every day, the library staff is motivated by you. It is our honor to help you access the stories, tools, and connections that make our motto true – “One Stop – Unlimited Possibilities”. But you remain our motivation, and we are rooting for each of you in this crisis. We can’t wait to see each of you again.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and ideas.
If I can be of assistance to you, please call me at 540-382-6969 ext. 216 or email me at kkhan@mfrl.org.