COVID-19 Test Kits

Status Update 1-24-23
MRLS currently has limited supply of COVID-19 Test Kits available. Due to high demand and limited supply, the library is no longer reserving test kits. Kits will be given out on a first come basis when available and limited to TWO (2) test kits per person per day.



Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kits

The Library is now offering free at-home COVID-19 test kits.

You may call your local branch to confirm test kit availability. If contact free locker pick up is preferred, please call at arrival or just prior and you will be given a 4 digit code to access the assigned locker. If you are symptomatic please have someone who is non-symptomatic pick up kit or opt for locker pick up.

Contact info:
Brunswick -- (434) 848-2418 ext. 301
Emporia -- (434) 634-2539 ext. 401
You may also email questions to or

Because of the hazards associated with this test, you will NOT be able to take the test in the Library and Library staff will not be able to assist you with questions. If you have questions, please call the number provided on the test or go to an in-person testing facility, such as a pharmacy or doctor's office, instead. 

NOTE: Library staff are not trained to answer any questions related to the test and are prohibited from doing so. If you have questions, please contact the Virginia Department of Health (contact info on flyer below).