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About Handley Regional Library System

Handley Regional Library System locations

Our goal is to be a resource to the communities we serve by creating connections to information, and entertainment, and being the center of learning.  We want you to learn something new, discover community through our high-quality programs, experience an author talk – the opportunities are endless! 

Whether you are searching for your next great read, checking out a DVD or CD, downloading an eBook, attending an interactive author talk or historical presentation, registering for a health screening – we want you know that there is something for everyone. 

We serve patrons at Bowman Library (Stephens City, VA), Clarke County Library (Berryville, VA) and Handley Library and through the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives (Winchester, VA), plus 24-hours a day through our online digital library. 

Our Mission

Handley Regional Library system provides outstanding information, resources, programs and services to enrich our diverse community

Our Vision

Handley Regional Library system aspires to be the center of information and learning.

In the News

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Click HERE to learn more about our history in the local community. 


Our Service Response

Service responses are the links between the community's needs, interests, and priorities and the programs and services we offer. Specifically, a service response is what a library does for, or offers to, the public in an effort to meet community needs. Our service responses include dedication to commons, community referrals, and current topics and titles.  


 A library that provides a COMMONS environment helps address the need of people to meet and interact with others in their community and to participate in public conversations about community issues.

  • Meeting spaces
  • Public spaces
  • Provide a “place to be

Community Referral:

A library that offers COMMUNITY REFERRAL addresses the need for information related to services provided by community agencies and organizations.

  • Partnerships
  • Cross promotions
  • Provide space for outside agencies to conduct co-sponsored programs

Current Topics & Titles:

A library that provides CURRENT TOPICS & TITLES helps to fulfill community residents’ appetite for information about popular culture and social trends and their desire for satisfying recreational experiences.

  • Popular materials
  • Workshops & Programs
  • Up-to-date technology