The Fort Gay Public Library is a branch of the Wayne County Public Library and serves
southwestern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.
The library is part of the Western Counties Regional Library
System. Patrons benefit from the collections of all libraries in Wayne,
Cabell, Putnam, Mingo, Lincoln and Logan
counties. There are public Internet terminals along with a wireless
The Fort Gay Public Library provides library services to
hundreds of Fort Gay Elementary students each week. The library
offers a comfortable and friendly atmosphere in one of West Virginia's original
"outpost" library buildings.
The original carousel-type instant library was installed in
1974. The original building was 1,200 square feet and was intended to house
6,000 books. Today, the Fort Gay Library houses more than 23,000 books,
audiotapes, videotapes and DVDs.
In 2003, grants and gifts from the Norfolk Southern
Foundation, The Claude Worthington Benedum
Foundation, Foundation for the Tri-State Communities, USDA for Rural
Development and Kanawha River Terminals made a 942 square feet addition to
the building a reality.
Branch Manager - Sheila Bowen Staff – Marcia Thompson
Hours of Operation:
Mondays, CLOSED; Tuesdays 10-5;
Wednesdays, 10-5; Thursdays 10-5; Fridays 9-5