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Thursday, July 27, 2017

TABB: 757-890-5100   YORKTOWN: 757-890-3377

Frequently Asked Questions


Hours of Operation:
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. M-Th
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. F
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Su

Mailing Address:
York County Public Library
100 Long Green Blvd.
Yorktown, VA 23693-4138


Tabb Library
100 Long Green Blvd.
Yorktown, VA  23693

  Information - 757-890-5100
  Circulation - 757-890-5130
  Reference - 757-890-5120
  Youth Services - 757-890-5110
  Administration - 757-890-5105
  TDD - 757-890-3621

Driving Directions

Yorktown Library
8500 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Yorktown, VA  23692

Information - 757-890-3377
Circulation - 757-890-5209
Reference - 757-890-5207
Youth Services - 757-890-3236
TDD - 757-890-3621

Driving Directions


How do I get a York County Public Library card?
Library cards are issued in person to any resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia who is at least 4 years old. Proof of identity, proof of current address and a completed application are required. Applications are available at the Circulation and Reference desk. Children between 4 and 16 years of age will need a parent's or guardian's permission.

How do I check my account and renew items from home?
Click on "My Account" in the left-hand navigation to access the online library catalog. Log in by entering the barcode from the back of your library card. You can view the items you have checked out and when they are due. Items that are not overdue or on hold may be renewed here. You can also reserve items and check on the status of items you have on hold. Items may also be renewed in person at the Library and by calling the Circulation Department at Tabb, 757-890-5130, or Yorktown, 757-890-5205.

How can I apply for a job with the York County Public Library?
All library job applications are processed online through the York County Human Resources Division. A list of library job openings, as well as other York County job openings, is available on the York County Human Resources Web page.

Can I access the Internet/WiFi from the Library?
Both libraries have public computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will need your library card to sign in. Wireless Internet access is also available at both libraries.

Do you have a notary available?
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.

Can I use the Williamsburg Regional Library?
Through a contractual agreement with the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), York County residents may utilize the services of both WRL branches:  Williamsburg Library located at 515 Scotland Street and James City County Library located 7770 Croaker Road.  For directions and hours of operation, visit their website.

Do you have income tax forms?
A limited variety and quantity of federal tax forms are available at both libraries. 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms and instructions are available. 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. Current, prior and accessible forms, instructions and Publications are available on the IRS website. AARP Tax-Aide is not available at the Library. 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. They are also available online at the Virginia Department of Taxation.

Can I print a document at the Library?
Yes, printing is available from all of the library's public computers. Black and white printing is 15 cents per letter-sized page. Double-sided and color printing is not available. Printing can only be done on library supplied paper.

Does the Library have a copy machine?
Black and white photocopy machines are available at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries. Copies are 15 cents per letter-sized page and 20 cents per legal-sized page at the Tabb Library. Copies are 15 cents per letter-sized page and 15 cents per legal-sized page at the Yorktown Library.

Does the Library send or receive faxes for patrons?
The Library does not send or receive faxes for patrons.

Does the Library proctor tests?
The Library does not offer test proctoring.

What should I do if the DVD, CD or audiobook that I checked out skips or is damaged?
The Library owns a professional disc cleaner which can repair most damage. When you return the item, please let the Circulation staff know about the problem. For multipart items, note which disc has a problem.

Do you have books for sale?
The Friends of the Library offer books for sale at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries. At the Tabb Library, the Friends book sale room is located on the right just past the entrance to the Children's Library. At the Yorktown Library, the Friends book sale shelf is located adjacent to the magazines. Pay for your items at the Circulation desk.

How do I reserve the meeting room?
The Tabb and Yorktown meeting rooms can be reserved online or by submitting a paper application in person or by fax. Read the guidelines for organizations and businesses to use the meeting room and submit an application.