Halifax-South Boston Public Library

Online Resources

Overdrive Digital Media – OverDrive is a free service offered by your library that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. Every OverDrive collection is slightly different because each library picks the digital content they want for their users.

All you need to get started with free digital content from your library is a library card.

Download and listen or read on your PC, Mac®, Kindle or Smartphone today.

Follow the “Help” link for information about how to use the service with your device.

SOVALUE is the name of the consortium of libraries that are working cooperatively to make this service possible.


Genealogy Research

HeritageQuest Online is an excellent resource for genealogists and historians.

You will need your library card number to access HeritageQuest.

General Research 

Newspaper Research 

African American Newspapers Series I 280 newspapers

African American Newspapers Series II

America’s News Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Danville Register & Bee Explore Danville history through current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.

Career Resources

Peterson’s Career Prep Make the most of your job search

Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms Business, personal, litigation, and federal forms.

  • Hours

    South Boston Branch
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

    Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

    Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

    Halifax Branch
    Monday from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

    Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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    South Boston Branch
    509 Broad St.
    South Boston, VA 24592

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    177 South Main St.
    Halifax, VA 24558 webmaster@halifaxlibrary.com