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Norfolk Public Library Collection

The Norfolk Public Library provides books in both regular and large print, eBooks, digital magazines, Audiobooks, CDs and DVDs to meet whichever reading format you prefer.

Can't find a title in the catalog? Recommend a book or other item for purchase by calling or visiting any NPL location to fill out a Patron Request Form with our staff or fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

Our electronic collection is free and available to Norfolk residents, Norfolk property owners, Norfolk business owners, and those employed in Norfolk. Non-Norfolk Virginia residents can access the digital collection for an annual fee of $35.00. Please contact a Norfolk Public Library branch for more information.

These online services are available 24/7:

NPL Online CatalogSearch, place holds, review your account, and check out items from the Norfolk Public Library collection.

eAudiobooks - Download and listen to digital popular fiction and nonfiction audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet, and personal computer.

eBooks - Sample, browse, download and read popular fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults on your smartphone, tablet device, eReader and personal computer.

eKids - Enjoy a collection of popular eBook and eAudiobook titles, magazines from National Geographic and more, and online activities and games for kids.

eMagazines & NewspapersGet access to the most current news and download digital copies of popular magazines for free to your personal computer and mobile devices.

eMovies & Videos - Discover and stream hundreds of Hollywood blockbusters and film-festival hits directly to your mobile device and personal computer.

eMusic - Gain access to hundreds of popular and award winning music albums to download straight to your mobile device and personal computer.

Niche Academy - Visit NPL’s Niche Academy for tutorials that will show you how to use library resources like eBooks, databases, language learning tools, and more!


Additional Services

Accessibility Services

Find books, materials and free services for the physically disabled, visually disabled, hearing impaired or reading disabled through NPL's Accessibility Services.

Reading Recommendations

Contact any of our locations for reading recommendations, help finding the right book, audiobook, magazine, DVD or more. May we suggest these free resources including book lists, book reviews and newsletters to help you select your next title.

Book Clubs & Kits

Take part in NPL book clubs--both in the branches and online, or check out a complete kit that contains everything your book club needs to enjoy reading and discussing your next book.