Pittsylvania County Library


Ancestry for PCPL (in library use)

Ancestry Library Edition is your portal for Ancestry.com’s popular collections, including immigration records, censuses, vital records, family histories, court and legal documents, directories, photos and maps. This can only be used within the branches of the Pittsylvania County Public Library (on one of our public computers or on your own laptop with our wifi).

Ancestry for Virginians (at home use)

The Library of Virginia provides Virginians free public access to select content from Ancestry. Through an agreement with Ancestry.com, the commonwealth’s citizens can access digitized and indexed records and materials that would otherwise require a paid subscription. These specific collections represent a small part of the Library’s vast holdings, some of which would not be available without Ancestry’s assistance. Users are also required to sign up for a free Ancestry.com account prior to accessing this Virginia content.


Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give our Patrons and students the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.


A source for finding out more about your family’s history, the history of a local region, and to assist in genealogy research.

African American Heritage

A resource for information vital to African American genealogical research, including U.S. federal census, freedman and slave records, birth, marriage, and death records, church records and much more.

Find It VA

A collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.

Online Homework Help

Online tutoring help from certified teachers is offered through Credo Literati Homework Help Monday through Thursday from 3 pm-9 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-3 pm.

Tax Forms

Pittsylvania County Public Library will be receiving a limited number of 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms and instruction booklets. There is no set schedule as to when the forms will arrive. Forms are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. For specific availability, please stop in or call your local branch of the library (Library Locations).

If the library is out of a particular form or does not carry a form that you need, patrons may obtain tax forms online (links below):
Federal Tax Forms
Virginia State Tax Forms


Open Educational Resources

A list of links to various OER resources.