REFERENCE

Ask a Librarian

The Reference Staff will be happy to assist with locating information and provide reading suggestions to patrons in person, over the phone, or by email.
Reference Desk: 276-645-8781   Email: reference@bristol-library.org

Wireless Printing

Send a document to our self-serve printing station, directly from your personal device.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

If a book isn’t available in our region, we can apply to borrow books via ILL. Please submit an ILL form and we will begin the process. 

Bristol Information

All about the twin cities of Bristol, Virginia, and Bristol, Tennessee, including places to see and things to do.

Medical Links

General medical and health information from Medline, National Institutes of Health, and more.

Book Reviews & Resources

Book reviews from BPL staff and book club members, lists recommended authors by genre, book series order, and more.

Job & Career

Online resources for personal and professional development, including education, job search, resumes, and Veterans Affairs help.

Adult Education GED, ESL

Local adult learning, including GED prep, ESL sessions, computer classes, one-on-one technology assistance, and online learning resources.

Consumer Links

Consumer complaints, charity rating search, recalls, and Bristol Chamber of Commerce.

E-Books

Free e-books and audio books from Tennessee READS, Project Gutenberg, and more.

Genealogy & Local History

Yearbooks, city directories, genealogy databases, newspapers, local historical associations, and more for researching family or local history.

Legal Links

Federal, state, and local codes; download free legal form templates; find information on local legal aid providers.

Research Databases

Online research databases for professional, academic, or research projects; peer reviewed journals; language classes; resume and career information; newspapers; test prep; World Book; Black Life in America; and more!