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

Job and Career Help

Unemployment Information

Who qualifies for unemployment?

Where do I go to file for unemployment for the first time?

How do I file for unemployment?

How long will this process take?

Filing for UI will take approximately 45-60 minutes. If filing via phone, call times are longer than usual due to large numbers of people filing.

What reason do I give when it asks why I’ve separated from this company?

For those who are filing because of COVID-19, select Laid Off/Reduction in Force

What makes COVID-19 filing different from any other time?

What happens after I file?

When can I expect to see my first UI payment?

If Governor Northam suspended the one-week waiting period, why do I still have to wait an entire week to receive my benefits?

You cannot receive UI benefits for time that has not occurred yet.

In a usual case of filing unemployment, not due to COVID-19, an individual claim would have a one-week waiting period, then the weekly claim, and then the payment, so under ordinary circumstances it would be two (2) weeks before you would receive your benefit.

You mentioned “weekly claims”, what does that mean?

How much will I receive?


Job Databases

We offer helpful databases to help you prepare for the workforce. Ask a librarian for help getting started on these databases.

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions includes business and residential listings. There are more than 14 million listings for businesses of all sizes. Listings include locations and contact information, corporate structure, salary information, sales volume, number of employees and other information to help potential job seekers. Ask a librarian how to use Reference USA in your job search.

Cypress Resume

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.

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.

For more about Reference USA, Cypress Resume and Career Transitions, see our Databases page.

Search for Jobs Online

Government Jobs

Local Government Jobs

Washington County, Va. Employment Opportunities
Town of Abingdon Employment Opportunities
Washington County, Va. District Job Listings

State Government Jobs

Commonwealth of Virginia Job Listings
State of Tennessee Job Listings

Federal Government Jobs

USA Jobs: official jobsite of the United States Federal Government



General Job Search Sites

Virginia Employment Commission
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development:

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