Ask A Librarian
The Ask A Librarian service is designed to provide brief answers to factual questions and suggestions of other resources. For more information or to request assistance, visit the Ask A Librarian Web page.
The Library sponsors the First Tuesday Bookworms book club at the Tabb Library and the Yorktown Book Club at the Yorktown Library.
Computers for Public Use
The Library offers two types of computer workstations. Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office Word 2003 are located adjacent to the Reference desk. Computers without Internet access are available with Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Black and white printing is available for 15 cents per page.
Computers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Self-registration is available with your library card. Library card holders may use the computers for three hours each day. If you do not have a library card, you can obtain a single use visitor card (must have photo id) and use the computers for one hour.
Coin operated black and white photocopiers are available for public use. Copies are 15 cents per page for legal and letter size copies. The photocopiers accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 bills.
Donations of Used Materials
The Library welcomes your donation of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audio cassettes. Donations are accepted at the Circulation desk. We do not accept magazines or books with water damage, mold, mildew, missing pages or missing covers.
Free assistance is available to job seekers at the Virginia Workforce SHARE Network Access Points or SNAP Centers located at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries. For more information, visit the Job & Career Resources Web page.
The Library does not have a fax machine for public use.
The Library offers a large selection of paperback books on the honor system. These books are checked out at the Circulation desk, but do not have a specific due date. Return them when you are finished.
Income Tax Forms
The most common federal tax forms and instructions are available at both libraries. They usually arrive late-January and are available until April 30. Patrons may call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 to have forms mailed to them. The Library does not have Virginia tax forms. Virginia tax forms are available at the York County Commissioner of the Revenue's Office located at 120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd. in Yorktown. AARP Tax-Aide is not available at the Library.
This service allows the Library to borrow materials for patrons from other libraries. For more information, visit the Library's Interlibrary Loan Web page.
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Job & Career Resources
The Library offers a comprehensive list of job and career resources for our patrons. Resources include books and ebooks on career exploration, an interactive online library of practice tests and tutorials, resume and interview tips and job search information.
Large Print Books
Large print books are complete, unabridged books with 16 pt type. The Library has a variety of fiction, nonfiction, best-sellers and mysteries. New titles are added monthly. Ask at the Reference desk for directions to the large print area.
The Library has one meeting room at each Library for organizations to reserve. For information about reservation procedures, visit the Meeting Room Web page.
The Library publishes a bimonthly newsletter available online.
Notary service is available free of charge at both libraries. Call the Tabb Reference desk at (757) 890-5120 or Yorktown Reference desk at (757) 890-5207 before you come to the Library to determine if a notary is available. Note that acceptable proof of identity is required before a document can be notarized. Acceptable proof of identity is a United States passport, a certificate of United States citizenship, a certificate of naturalization, an unexpired foreign passport, an alien registration card with photograph, a state-issued driver's license, a state-issued identification card or a United States military card. All documents must be signed in the presence of the notary. If a document must be witnessed, you must provide your own witnesses.
Research & Homework
Online reference resources offer access to magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books. Some resources may require your library card number.
Story Hours are offered in the fall, winter and spring for children ages 6 months through kindergarten. For story hour times and locations, visit the Story Hour Web page.
Summer Reading programs are offered for children ages 2½ to 12, teens and adults. For more information visit the Summer Reading Program Web page.
The Virginiana Collection is located in the Yorktown Library. It contains circulating and non-circulating materials on Virginia and York County. For more information visit the Virginiana Collection Web page.
Voter registration applications are available at the Tabb and Yorktown Reference desk. Completed applications may be turned in at the Reference desk.
Wireless Internet Access
Free wireless Internet access is available on a first-come, first-served basis to library users with laptops or other wireless devices with Wi-Fi capability. Wireless users must configure their own equipment. Printing is not available from the wireless network.
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