The Chincoteague Island Library is a privately-supported free library that serves the residents of Chincoteague Island and Northern Accomack County, Virginia, and many seasonal visitors.

Our mission is to promote reading, a love of books, and literacy, and to preserve the history of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.

We have an extensive collection of books available for lending both on our shelves and through our cooperative relationship with the Eastern Shore Public Library. We also have six computers and wireless internet access available for the general public and the many visitors to the island.


The Chincoteague Island Library is very sorry to announce that the library will be closed for repairs starting on Monday, January 26 and will remain closed at least until Monday, February 9. This closure is the result of the leak in the fire suppression system which occurred during the Thanksgiving holidays During this time, the Tales for Tots program will be held in the nursery at the Christ United Methodist Church at 10:00 on Thursday January 29, Thursday February 5 and February 12. For further information and updates please call the Library at 757-336-3460 or check the Library Facebook page. We appreciate the your patience and understanding as we complete our repairs. Please help us to “spread the word.” Thank you.

A book drop is available for after-hours returns.

We are closed on Sundays and all national holidays.

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Free Wi-Fi Access

For your convenience the Chincoteague Island Library offers free Wi-Fi access.

Library Wi-Fi passcode: IslandLibrary

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