Halifax-South Boston Public Library

Online Resources

Hoopla – Free service offered by the library that lets you borrow up to four digital items a month. Just enter your barcode and select the library.

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.

Magzter Library– Digital magazine catalog. Use your library card bar code to sign in. Similar to Overdrive. An app is also available for download to your phone or tablet.

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

Career Resources

Accel5 Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices. Create an individual account to keep track of your reading materials and progress. Or, login as a guest with these credentials:

  • Username: libraryva@accel5.com
  • Password: V1rgin1a! (note the numeral 1 in place of both “i”s)

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Use these self-paced, online classes to learn how to think like an entrepreneur as you prepare to launch a small business venture or plan a career path. Take your passion into the business world. (ELI is the equivalent of 3 college credits).

JobNow Connect with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm. Get help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. Also find unemployment assistance, résumé templates, career assessments, and more. Includes test prep resources and practice tests and career credentialing information for over 140 specific careers

Universal Class Online, self-paced learning, with over 100 classes relating to business and entrepreneurship skills.

VetNow Connect LIVE with a military benefits navigator, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with eligibility questions, connecting with veteran’s benefits and community resources, transitioning from a military to civilian career, and more.

Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code covering basic legal needs–wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, and more. Includes a comprehensive section of templates for small businesses including: invoices, leases, sales agreements, contracts, and more.

Financial Resources

Weiss Financial Ratings  Financial literacy resource.


  • 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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  • Find us

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

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