About the Library
The Norfolk Public Library became the first public library in Virginia in 1904, and its collection
includes classic and popular items from the late 19th century to today.
NPL 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 one main library (currently under construction), ten branch libraries,
one anchor branch library, and the Bookmobile.
All libraries in the NPL system may be used free of charge by all visitors.
We also offer special services: