The Petersburg Public Library was established in 1931 and has a long and vibrant history in Petersburg. The library has evolved from a small book shelf under the auspices of the American Legion Auxiliary into a thriving space at the center of public life. Our mission is to connect our community to the world of ideas. In 2013, the library moved into its new 10,000 s/f facility. Services offered include public meeting rooms, free computers and wi-fi, test proctoring, passport services, and exhibit spaces for local art and collections. The collection includes over 40,000 items including books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and DVDs as well as a knowledgeable staff to help with your questions. Our top priority is keeping the library relevant to the community and responsive to specific needs as they arise. Community involvement drives the progress of the library. The library is governed by a seven member elected board that sets the policies and plans for the future of the library. The library has something for everyone. With free and open access to a variety of services, materials, and programs, the library strives to enrich the lives of community members and visitors alike..