Tazewell County Public Library

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Universal Class

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Universal Class

The Tazewell County Public Library has recently added a new, wonderful resource: Universal Class. With over 500 continuing education courses in a variety of fields, this free resource is the perfect resource for home school students, parents, job seekers, or anyone just looking to acquire a new skill or hobby.

Available 24 hours a day, you will be able to learn in multiple ways at your own pace. When completing courses, you will receive continuing education courses (CEUs) by finishing exams and assignments. CEUs are globally recognized. If you would simply like to take a class without assignments, you can video audit a class.


How to Sign Up

Enter your email, create a username and a password.


The Course Catalog

With over 500 courses in Universal Class, there are classes for everyone.

Learn a new hobby 
Cake Decorating, Bread Baking, Genealogy, Face Painting & More

Learn Job Skills
Marketing, Accounting, Interview Skills & More

Learn Computer Skills
Learn HTML, Introduction to SQL, Windows 10 & More

For Students & Parents
ABCs of Algebra, American Revolutionary War, and Essay Writing.


How to Register for a Class

Once you choose a class that interests you. There will be a course description, including the number of lessons, the number of exams and assignments, and how many CEUs a particular class is worth. If you decide this class is right for you, simply select “+Join this Class.”

Now, decide if you want to take the class in Video Only Mode or Normal Mode. If you only take a class in Video Only Mode, you will not receive any CEUs. If you take a class in Normal Mode, you must complete assignments and lessons in order to receive any CEUs.

Still have questions about Universal Class? Call the Tazewell Library at (276) 988-2541 and ask for Adult Services Librarian, Chris Wilkes.

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Hours Changing at Tazewell County Public Library (TCPL)

Beginning Monday, July 2, 2018 TCPL will be making changes to Saturday hours and night hours. This is due to the recent budget cuts in Tazewell County which has resulted in a reduction of staff.

TCPL libraries usually open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. On specific nights libraries have remained open until 8:00 p.m. Changes are as follows:

Night Hours

Bluefield Branch: Instead of opening at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, it will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Richlands Branch: Instead of opening at 9:00 a.m. on Mondays, it will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tazewell Main: The library will close at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays Instead of being open until 8:00 p.m. The library’s hours will remain the same on Thursdays, being open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday Hours

All three TCPL libraries will be open 4 hours on Saturdays instead of 8 hours, and will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

New Hours

Day Tazewell Bluefield Richlands
Monday 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 11am – 8pm
Tuesday 9am – 5:30pm 11am – 8pm 9am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday 9am – 8pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm
Friday 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm 9am – 1pm 9am – 1pm
Sunday Closed Closed Closed

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes anyone. We hope this change will not be a permanent one, and that we will be able to restore any cut hours when our county economy improves!


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One of our initiatives at the library is to develop opportunities for outreach in the community. We look for ways to provide services or programs at other locations, outside of the library. This helps us reach
people who are not able to come to the library or who do not know about all the library offers. Here are two of our current initiatives!

Book Buddies! – This is an outreach program to the Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens at their location in Richlands, near Southwest Virginia Community College. Library staff goes to the senior center once a month, taking books and other materials that can be checked out by those who are attending programs at the senior center. There are usually about 20-25 people who are making use of this service and we get very positive feedback!

Trivia Night – This program takes library staff to the new local brewery in Tazewell –  Painted Peak Brewing Company.
Staff have prepared Trivia questions and teams of people participate in the all the fun. The library staff also tells people about what’s going on at the library and has information for them to pick up. This has also been very successful, having 45-50 people participating in Trivia night each time. More people meeting library staff – more people learning about the library and people winning prizes provided by the management of the brewery!

We look forward to developing more outreach programs and services throughout Tazewell County!


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Useful Links for Filing Your 2017 Tax Returns

Internal Revenue Service


Virginia State Income Tax


West Virginia State Income Tax


Other Organizations

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  • Tazewell Library

    129 Main St.
    P.O. Box 929
    Tazewell, VA 24651
    (276) 988-2541

  • Bluefield Library

    108 Huffard Drive
    Bluefield, VA 24605
    (276) 326-1577



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  • Richlands Library

    102 Suffolk Avenue
    P.O. Box 860
    Richlands, VA 24641
    (276) 964-5282

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