About the West Virginia Library Commission
The West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC) was created in 1929 (Chapter 10, West Virginia Code) to develop and advise libraries in the state. The very core of the mission of the West Virginia Library Commission is ensuring all residents of the state, regardless of geographic location, educational background, or economic status, access to high quality library services and information resources to meet their needs.
The mission of WVLC is to promote, assist, and support the development of effective and efficient library services that ensure all citizens in the state access to the highest quality library services and information resources to meet their needs.
WVLC administers federal and state grants for public library support and services. The Commission is a leader in the implementation and support of computer technology in libraries. It was the first state library to develop a statewide integrated library network and has continued to sustain the growth, maintenance, and capabilities of that network to the present. WVLC serves as the information resource for the state government and the Legislature and is a regional library of the National Library Service that provides library services to the blind and physically handicapped.