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Posted on: May 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Reopening Additional Neighborhood Libraries, Expanding Service at Two Anchors on 5/17/2021

Norfolk Reopening Additional Neighborhood Libraries and Expanding Service at Two Anchor Branches on May 17, 2021

NORFOLK, VA – Beginning May 17, Norfolk Public Library (NPL) is reopening four additional neighborhood branches for Grab-n-Go services. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library and Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library will allow limited visitation.

Eight neighborhood branches will operate two days a week for Grab-n-Go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and NPL’s two anchor branches will open Tuesday through Saturday and allow patrons to browse the stacks or reserve a public computer. Visitation at the anchor branches is limited to one hour total. All Norfolk Public Libraries require wearing a mask and proper physical distancing.

Neighborhood Branch


Days of Operation

Barron F. Black

6700 E. Tanners Creek Drive

Tuesday & Wednesday


879 E. Princess Anne Road

Monday & Tuesday


124 Janaf Shopping Center

Wednesday & Thursday


1610 Cromwell Drive

Tuesday & Wednesday


6525 Hampton Boulevard

Monday & Friday

Little Creek 

7853 Tarpon Place 

Wednesday & Thursday

Park Place

620 W. 29th Street

Thursday & Friday

Van Wyck

1368 De Bree Avenue

Monday & Friday

*Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch

1425 Norchester Avenue

Tuesday through Saturday

*Pretlow Anchor Branch

111 W. Ocean View Avenue

Tuesday through Saturday

*Denotes expanded services




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About Norfolk Public Library: About Norfolk Public Library: The Norfolk Public Library offers access to information, books, programs, and online resources to meet the needs of our diverse community for life-long learning. The library system consists of two anchor branch libraries, eight neighborhood branches, and mobile delivery with an outreach vehicle. All programs are FREE of charge. Visit or call us at 757-664-READ for more information. NPL- Creating a City of Readers.

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