All Norfolk Public Library locations closed until further notice.
Out of an abundance of caution, all Norfolk Public Library locations are closed until further notice. During this time, library staff are available during regular library hours to answer any questions or concerns by phone.
All programs and events are cancelled during this period, including Bookmobile stops and outreach events. This temporary closure is part of City of Norfolk public facility closings. Please visit norfolk.gov for more information on general closures, and monitor the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Public Library's social media accounts for ongoing updates. We also recommend subscribing to City Alert for emergency-related messages from the City of Norfolk.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Returns & Holds
All book drops are open during the closure. All items due during the closure are granted an extension. There are no overdue fees for the days NPL is closed. There are no overdue fees for the days NPL is closed.
Any holds not picked up before the closure are extended and available after the library locations reopen.
Interlibrary Loan Requests are not available until further notice. For questions or concerns, call the office 10:30 AM - 2:30PM on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 757-664-7333 ext. 336.
Book donations are not accepted during this time.
Library Cards & Digital Collections
Library cards due for renewal during the closure are granted an extension.
Many of our online resources are available to all NPL card holders; the digital library is limited to borrowers with a Norfolk Resident card. Any adult Virginia Resident who does not qualify as a resident of Norfolk, Norfolk property owner, Norfolk business owner, or employed in the City of Norfolk can pay a non-refundable annual registration fee of $35 to access our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, electronic videos, electronic music collections, and more. Call any of our locations during operating hours and we can add this option to your library account for online payment.
For accurate updates and helpful tips on illness prevention and Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. Handwashing remains an effective way to combat the spread of germs.