Volunteers help put books away. Our collection of books and other media is sure to pique the many interests of our patrons of all ages.  Located to the right as patrons first enter the library, the fiction department not only contains familiar classics, but also the current best sellers.  The department contains many novels as well as a collection of westerns and large print books.  All books may be checked for a duration of two weeks.  Should a particular book be currently checked out by a patron, other patrons may request a reserve.  Ask a librarian for more details.

In the multimedia section, we carry over 100 videocassettes and DVDs which patrons may check out for seven days.  Many of these movies can be enjoyed by the whole family.  Books on audio cassette and CD may be borrowed for two weeks. 

Behind the circulation desk, the nonfiction books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System.  Included in the collection of informational and educational material are books about local and state history.  The reference section includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, magazines, local and regional newspapers such as the Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, the Fairmont Times, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and thesaurusesSome reference materials may be checked out of the library.

For the children, there is a special department which contains books for the young readers, fiction for older children, and section of non-fiction geared toward elementary school children.  The library is proud to have special programs which encourage children to read such as the Children's Story Hour and the Summer Reading Program.  For more on these programs, click on the "Children's Department" Link.

The Lowe Public Library also has four computers with access to the Internet--three in the non-fiction department and one in the children's department.  Patrons in good standing may use the computers to not only go online, but also use the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Microsoft Word word processor, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Powerpoint slideshow, and Microsoft Access database).  An abridged version of the library's Internet policy can be found here.  For complete details including the computer use policies, ask a librarian.