All locations will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Locations & Hours

Main Library

The library buildings are currently closed.
We are offering curbside services.

Damascus Library

Glade Spring Library

Hayters Gap Library

Mendota Library


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

All databases are available at all locations.

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.

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: va@lib1

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.


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.


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 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 database.

Library card required for access outside the library.

Reference Solutions

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.

Additional databases for Virginia residents are available from the Library of Virginia.

The Library of Virginia subscribes to a number of current and historical newspapers, magazines, and journals, as well as genealogical resources, historical maps, civil war records, encyclopedias and directories, etc. You will need a Library of Virginia library card to access.

Use their online registration system to sign up. Registration requires a valid state issued driver’s license or identification card. Once you get your Library of Virginia library card, you get immediate access to their subscription databases for all Virginia residents.

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