Tazewell County Public Library

Library Services


Library Cards

Library Cards are free with a driver’s license and proof of current of mailing address.

Lending Period

Lending Period
Material Type Lending Period Maximum Lent/Visit Maximum Number of Renewals
Print Books; Audiobooks 14 days 30 items 3
Magazines 14 days 30 items 0
DVDs 7 days 5 1
Ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines Varies Varies Varies
Interlibrary Loans Varies 5 0-1

Fines & Fees

Overdue Materials Fines
Materials Per Day Per Item Maximum Per Item Notes
All TCPL Library Materials (except DVDs) .10 $5.00 Borrowing privileges are suspended when accumulated fines are over $2.00. Privileges will be reinstated when fines are paid.
DVDs .25 $5.00 Borrowing privileges are suspended when accumulated fines are over $2.00. Privileges will be reinstated when fines are paid.
Interlibrary Loan $1.00 No Maximum Failure to pick up ILL is $5.00 per item


Lost or Damaged Materials
Materials Replacement Cost for Lost or Damaged Book Notes
In Print Materials Retail Price $3.00 Processing Fee Added
Out of Print Materials To Be Determined $3.00 Processing Fee Added
DVD or Audiobook Case $3.00
Interlibrary Loan As assessed by lending library.

Renew Materials

The borrower may renew most materials as many as three times, by telephone, in person, or online at My Account. Items can only be renewed online within the time-frame of 4 days before the due date through the due date. Materials which have been put on hold by another customer cannot be renewed. Interlibrary loan materials can be renewed depending on the policy of the lending library. The borrower must notify the interlibrary loan specialist at least 5 days before the due date of his desire to renew this material, and understand that permission for renewal is not guaranteed.

Reserve Materials

Most materials may be placed on hold. Holds are filled in the order received. The requesting customer next in line will be notified by telephone, email or mail when the requested material is available. It will be held for a maximum of 7 days, and then, if not picked up, it will be released to the next customer in line or returned to the shelf. Materials can be held for pick-up at whatever branch the customer prefers.

Please see our Circulation Policies for additional questions.

Business Services

Photocopying & Printing

Customers can print from the public access computers in black and white only. Print copies can be picked up at the circulation desk.

There is a copy machine available for copying in black and white or color on 8 ½ X 11, 8 ½ X 14 and 11 X 17 paper; enlarging or reducing the size of copied documents; and scanning documents and sending them to email accounts.

The charge for black and white copies, regardless of paper size, is $0.15 per page. The charge for color copies, regardless of paper size, is $0.30 per page.


Fax machines are available to send or receive documents. The charge for sending a fax is $1.00 per page. The charge for receiving a fax is $0.50 per page.


The library will do laminating at the cost listed below. This service is available at the Tazewell library only. The charge for laminating is $0.50 per foot.

Meeting Rooms

Library meeting rooms are available to any organization in the community, regardless of beliefs and affiliations. Meeting rooms may not be used for commercial promotion of an individual business or merchant, for personal non-group activity, or for social gatherings. Please see our Meeting Room Use Policy for further information.

Public Computers & Wifi

Public Computers are available for use by library card holders who do not have a fine on their card.  Guests can also use the public computers for free.

All TCPL libraries have Wifi  available for you to use.  You must agree to our terms of service.

Proctored Tests

The library will provide a proctoring service to students taking online or distance education courses. Please see our TCPL Proctoring Policy for further information.

  • 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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