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Adult Circulation

Consists of a wide variety of circulating and non-circulating materials, targeted towards adults and high school students. The purpose of the collection is to meet the general information, reference, instructional, and recreational needs of adults for life-long learning and cultural enrichment and to support the information and homework needs of high school students.

  • Adult Basic Education and Literacy
  • Audiovisual
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Biography
  • Electronic Resources
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language Collection
  • Government Documents
  • Large Print
  • Music
  • Music Cassettes
  • Music CDs
  • Scores, sheet music, librettos
  • Sidney Berg instrumental solo & ensemble music collection
  • Nonfiction
  • Periodicals
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Reference
  • Vertical File

Family Resource Center

Consists of circulating books, audiocassettes, videos and a variety of brochures and pamphlets, targeted towards parents and childcare providers. The collection emphasizes information on parenting and family subjects. Centers have comfortable child-oriented furniture, educational toys and stuffed animals to entertain children while adults locate materials of interest.

  • Audiovisual
  • Electronic Resources
  • Community Information
  • Nonfiction

Local History and Genealogy (Sargeant Memorial Room)

Consists of a variety of non-circulating published and primary source materials, targeted towards individuals conducting local history or genealogical research relating to Norfolk and the Hampton Roads area. The collection also includes selective material on the Commonwealth of Virginia and histories and census information for states contiguous to Virginia.

  • Audiovisual
  • Electronic Resources
  • Maps
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Isabella & Carroll Walker Photo Collection
  • Public Records
  • Census records, with Soundex
  • Local records
  • Reference
  • Special Collections
  • Norfolk High School Yearbooks
  • Norfolk City Directories
  • Norfolk and Virginia Postcards
  • Vertical File
  • Pamphlets and Clippings

Teen Collection

Contains a variety of circulating resources, targeted specifically towards preteens and teens. The majority of the collection consists of fiction written for teens and nonfiction titles that relate to teen issues and personal development during adolescent years. Teens are encouraged to utilize other nonfiction collections to meet their homework and reference needs.

  • Audiovisual
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Biography
  • Electronic Resources
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Nonfiction

Youth Collection

Contains a wide variety of circulating and non-circulating materials, targeted towards babies, preschoolers, elementary students, middle school students, parents and teachers. The purpose of the collection is to encourage and stimulate reading at very early ages and to support the general information, homework, reference and recreational needs for youth of all ages.

  • Audiovisual
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Biography
  • Electronic Resources
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
  • Reference

Library and Information Science Collection

The Library purchases books, audiovisual materials, periodicals and software to support programming needs, projects, planning, management and to encourage staff development. Due to the specialized nature of these materials, this collection is shelved separately and made available to the Norfolk Public Library staff and the public