Computers for Public Use
Public computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 guest pass (must have photo id) and use the computers for 60 minutes. Public computers have Internet Explorer and Chrome for web browsing and Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Files you create may be saved to your USB flash drive. Files cannot be saved to a CD or DVD disk.
Black and white printing is available for 15 cents per letter-sized page. Double-sided and color printing is not available. Printing can only be done on library-supplied paper.
Coin-operated black and white photocopiers are available for public use. Copies are 15 cents per page for letter and legal size copies. The photocopiers accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 bills.
Donations of Used Items
The Library welcomes your donation of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. Donations are accepted at the Reference desk. We do not accept books with water damage, mold, mildew, missing pages or missing covers. Also, we do not accept magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, medical books, condensed books, or library discards. All donations become the property of the Library.
A large selection of paperback books is available 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
A limited quantity of federal tax forms are available at both libraries. The 1040 Form Booklet and 1040 Instructions (including the instructions for Schedules 1 through 6) are available. They 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. The Library does not have Virginia tax forms. Virginia tax forms are available online at the Virginia Department of Taxation. AARP Tax-Aide is not available at the Library.
An Interlibrary Loan allows the Library to borrow materials for county residents from other libraries. For more information, view Interlibrary Loans.
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.
Learn how to apply for a library card, renew items online, access your account online, and more.
Looking for a Great Read
The library offers a readers’ advisory service to connect patrons with a list of personalized reading recommendations. Please fill out the Looking for a Great Read survey. The information provided on the survey will allow staff to offer reading recommendations based on your specific interests and tastes. Once the survey is submitted, library staff will get back to you within a week with a customized list. All submissions are confidential.
York County residents with library cards in good standing can borrow a Nature Backpack at the Youth Services desk. Contact the Tabb Library, 757-890-5110, or Yorktown Library, 757-890-3236, to check backpack availability and place a hold. Backpacks can be checked out for two weeks. Renewals are not available. Backpacks must be returned to Youth Services desk where they were checked out. Fines for overdue backpacks are $5 per day. Replacement costs will be charged on all items lost or damaged beyond repair.
Each backpack comes with a parking pass for free parking/entrance to all Virginia State Parks. Backpacks also feature: pocket guides to weather, edible wild plants, and medicinal plants of the Eastern Woodlands; port-a-bug field observation container; Big Foot Leave No Trace Ethics Card; star map; compass; binoculars; dip net; and suggested activities.
Notary service is available free of charge at the Tabb Library. Call Tabb Reference at (757) 890-5120 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.
Wireless Internet Access
Free wireless Internet access is available to library users with laptops or other wireless devices with Wi-Fi capability. Wi-Fi access is also available 24/7 in the Tabb Library parking lot. Wireless users must configure their own equipment.