Outside of our collection of adult fiction and nonfiction books, young adult fiction and nonfiction books, and children's fiction and nonfiction books, PCL-VIC also holds a number of unique collections to help support our patrons' information needs.
The McClintic Heritage Room
McClintic Library, in cooperation with the Pocahontas County Historical Society and the Pocahontas County Genealogy Group, maintains a collection of materials pertaining to the history of Pocahontas County and surrounding regions. These materials must be used in-house. We also have The Pocahontas Times in a digitized, searchable format for use by patrons and researchers alike. Printing is available and costs twenty cents per page. For more information, contact Pamela Johnson at the McClintic Library at 304-799-6000.
WVReads Online Library
Pocahontas County Libraries provides access to an online library of audiobooks and eBooks through WVReads. Access to WVReads only requires a library card. Call your local library to set up a pin number to log in, and they will provide information on how to access our online library. The Overdrive app or Libby app is recommended. If you already have an account, follow the link below.
PCL-VIC is unique in offering various types of equipment for our patrons to check out and enjoy. Our initial collection was the result of a grant. We purchased all types of equipment to be used to enjoy the beautiful outdoors we have here in Pocahontas County.
The West Virginia/Appalachian Heritage Collection
Housed at the McClintic Library, this group of books, videos, music and periodicals represents Appalachian culture and history and is one of the premier collections in the state.
The Farming and Homestead Collection
Located in the Hillsboro Public Library, this collection of books focuses on a range of resources for both experienced farmers as well as hobbyists who tend a few animals or raise a specialty crop. Includes some general homesteading titles.
The Railroad and Logging Collection
This is an extensive collection of materials, books, videos and archival documents pertaining to the logging era that spawned a major railroad industry during the first half of the 20th century in Pocahontas County and the surrounding region. Some materials may be circulated, others must be used in the library. The collection is the collaboration of experts with the financial support of the Hollowell Foundation and Cass Scenic Railroad. Materials are housed at the Green Bank Public Library and the McClintic Public Library, with a more general collection available at the Durbin Community Library.
Books for the Blind
McClintic Public Library houses a collection of Braille books that are available for circulation. The majority of these titles are children's books. All branches can help patrons with vision loss to register with the state's Library for the Blind in order to receive free materials from the WV Library Commission. See your branch for more details.
Other Items to Check Out
We also check out keyboards, guitars, LCD projectors, transparency overhead projector and a screen (McClintic only).
Consumer Reports and Ancestry.com
All five libraries in the county are set up to help you access both Ancestry.com and Consumer Reports. Access is limited to in-library. Call your branch for more information.
WV Info Depot
The West Virginia Library Commission provides statewide databases to all libraries with funds from the West Virginia State Legislature and the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute of Library and Museum Services (ILMS). WV Info Depot is a gateway to numerous databases and vast amounts of authoritative information not typically found through search engines such as Google. This may be accessed from home; please contact the library for password information at 304-799-6000. You can view a list of databases included in the WVInfoDepot here.