The Damascus library will open at noon today due to a power outage.

Locations & Hours

Abingdon Library
276-676-6233

MON 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
TUE 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WED 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
THU 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRI 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUN 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Damascus Library
276-475-3820

MON closed
TUE 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
WED 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
THU 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FRI 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUN closed

Glade Spring Library
276-429-5626

MON closed
TUE 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
WED 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
THU 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FRI 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUN closed
* Closed daily 1-1:30 p.m.

Hayters Gap Library
276-944-4442

MON closed
TUE 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
WED 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
THU 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FRI 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
SUN closed
* closed daily 1-1:30 p.m.

Mendota Library
276-645-2374

MON closed
TUE 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
WED 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
THU 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FRI 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
SUN closed
* closed daily 1-1:30 p.m.


Databases

Free access to research databases. Get the facts. Find and cite sources.

All databases are available at all locations.

Accel5

Just in time for the working professional, Accel5 Business Library features short videos on topics including: business competencies, leadership and management, and personal effectiveness. Also includes summaries for business and leadership books, and articles by industry leaders on current working world issues.

Username: libraryva@accel5.com
Password: V1rgin1a

(note the numeral 1 in place of the letter i for the first and last instance of i)

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Ancestry Library Edition

The world’s biggest genealogy database. Billions of records to search to put together your family history. Start by typing an ancestor’s name and the place of any major event in his or her lifetime.

In-library use only, at any library location.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the world’s largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news.

Library card required for access outside the library.

Creativebug

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques taught by design experts and artists. Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of tutorials. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

What will you make today?

Accessible outside the library. Create an account with your email address and password.

Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume is a simple and effective tool to build professional resumes, cover letters, and reference sheets. All you need to log in is your library card. Cypress provides dozens of examples of cover letters, various styles and formats for resumes, and step by step instructions for each task. You can also store your documents for one year.

Library card required for access outside the library.

Explora Public Libraries

A general information resource that includes articles, essays and primary source documents. Provides topic overviews that provide researchers and students a starting point for high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers. Videos and suggested research topics included, too!

For use outside the library:
Username: valib
Password: Read21!

Gale Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary

A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics including Animals, Literature, Science, Technology, and many more.

Library card number required for access outside the library.

Gale Ebooks

A collection of electronic reference books that cover many subject areas, including arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, multicultural studies and social science.

Library card required for access outside the library.

HeritageQuest Online

Includes U.S. Census images for 1790 through 1930, as well as indices for 1790 through 1920 and part of 1930. Also includes 7,922 family histories, 12,035 local histories and 258 primary sources.

Library card number required for access outside the library.

JobNow

Free online career prep, resume help, interview prep, and much more. Use the self-study career tools, and/or access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches for assistance with interview preparation, resume creation, or job searching. The full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests–including the SAT.

Create your own account with a username and password.

LegalForms

Create accurate and reliable legal documents such as Power of Attorney, Divorce, Real Estate, etc. The documents are customizable and easy to use with a step by step approach. Includes Virginia-specific forms.

Library card number required for access outside the library.

LexisNexis

Offers legal and public-records related information including current United States statutes and laws and a large volume of published case opinions dating from the 1770s to the present, as well as publicly available unpublished case opinions from 1980 on. This resource also provides full-text access to more than 26,000 premium sources, including trusted news outlets, company profiles, public records, industry information and social media content.

In-library use only, at any library location.

Novelist

NoveList Plus has information on 200,000 fiction and nonfiction books. Search by author, title, subject or genre. Find out what books are in a series. Get book reviews and book group discussion guides and discover new authors with read-alines (e.g. “if you like Debbie Macomber, try these similar writers”).

Library card required for access outside the library. When prompted for “Patron ID” enter your library card number.

Peterson’s Career Prep

Hands on guidance for the job seeker! Create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing, take a skills and interest assessment to identify potential career fields; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed.com database.

Library card required for access outside the library.

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents. Get all the facts about potential employers and companies for your job hunt, especially prior to your job interview.

Library card required for access outside the library.

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Rocket Languages

Use Rocket Languages to speak and understand a new language better. Choose from 12 different languages, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.

Library card required for access outside the library.

Salem Press

This database collection includes books on literature, history, health and science.

To access, use this password: creeper

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Universal Class

Learn something new today! Universal Class offers hundreds of online continuing education classes. The courses are not just tutorials; they include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress.

To use Universal Class, create an account with your library card.

VetNow

VetNow is an all-in-one suite of free services designed for a wide range of veteran needs, such as updating resumes for civilian life, navigating the VA system, and seeking local resources and support for veterans and their families. Access the self-study tools, and/or get live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators.

Create your own account with a username and password.

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