"I don't really know too much about it. I'm trying to find out about it," says Roanoke resident Claude Walker.

He's like a lot of Americans.
He has questions on the Affordable Care Act.

Says Walker, "It sounds pretty good, though, if I can find all the information I might give it a try."

The library, usually known for books, magazines and even some movies, is a place where people can learn more.

"Libraries have understood for a long time that that kind of levels the playing field. If you don't have access to internet or computers, and that's not a given, certain demographics, about 80% don't have access to the internet," explains Roanoke City Library Director Sheila Umberger.

Computers and internet access are a must for people hoping to enroll.

Libraries usually have a time limit for computer usage.
But, facility around the region say they will extend those limits.

"It is very involved, people need a lot of paperwork when they come in to get everything set up, but we're definitely going to allow people to use as much as they need when they're on the computer, extend the time and things like that," explains Hollins Branch Librarian Ann Tripp.

And, while librarians and staff say they're far from experts.
They been training and learning about the Affordable Care Act and generating resources for people who need to learn more.

"We don't always know the answer immediately although sometimes we do, but the most important thing that the library provides is a comfortable safe place where we are very open to helping people find information so they can make the right decisions," says Umberger.

While library staff can help people navigate the web and get information, they're not allowed to give recommendations.

The libraries will hosting informational sessions to help people learn more.

Roanoke hasn't set any dates, as of yet.

But, Roanoke County has one set for Monday night at 7o'clock, at the Hollins Library.