Library Cards

Your York County Public Library card opens the door to a world of information. The Library offers books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, electronic resources, Internet access and more.

My Library Card

Renew items, place holds, review holds and view overdue items on your account through the My Account feature in the online library catalog. Enter the barcode from the back of your library card to access your account.

Apply for a Library Card

York County Public Library cards are available to all residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, ages 4 and over, free of charge. To issue a library card to a new patron, the Library requires:
  • Proof of Identity such as a driver's license, military ID or passport.
  • Proof of Address such as a bill, printed checkbook or automobile registration with the patron's current address.
  • Completed application for a York County Public Library card. Applications are available at the Circulation and Reference desk. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for patrons ages 4 to 16.

Loan Periods

  • 21 Days for most books in general circulation, large print books, audiobooks on CD, music CDs, and all magazines except the current issue. Items can be renewed if not on hold for another patron.
  • 14 Days for books designated as new, Caldecott and Newbery Award books, OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks, and RBdigital eBooks and audiobooks. New items are renewable if not on hold.
  • 7 Days for all videos. Items are renewable if not on hold.

Renew Items

You may renew your items in person at the Library, by phone or online. Call the Tabb Library, 757-890-5130, or the Yorktown Library, 757-890-5205, during library operating hours to renew items by telephone. You may renew items online 24 hours a day through the My Account feature in the library catalog. You must have your library card number to renew online. Note that items can be renewed no more than two times in succession.

Return Items

Items may be returned to either the Tabb or Yorktown Library regardless of where you checked them out. Items may also be placed in the outside book drop. Items returned in the book drop before opening will be checked in as if they were returned the previous day.

Fines & Lost/Damaged Items

Fines for overdue materials are listed below. Replacement cost and a processing fee will be charged on all materials lost or damaged beyond repair. The processing fee for adult materials is $5 per item and juvenile materials is $3 per item. Patrons may use Visa/MasterCard, checks and cash to pay fines.
  • Adult books, juvenile nonfiction, audiobooks on CD and music CDs: 10 cents per day per item, maximum $5 per item.
  • Juvenile fiction and children's books (picture books and easy readers): 5 cents per day per item, maximum $3 per item.
  • Videos: 50 cents per day per item, maximum $5 per item.
  • Interlibrary Loan Items: $1 per day per item.

Lost Library Cards

A library card that is lost is replaced once free of charge. There is a $2 charge for subsequent replacements.