­­­The Janaf Branch of Norfolk Public Library opened in 1966. It is named for the shopping center, which is an acronym for “Joint Army, Navy, Air Force.” Janaf, Inc. was formed by retired U. S. Navy officer James Beazley as an investment organization catering to active and retired members of the military. The future site of the shopping center was purchased in 1954, and the first phase of Janaf Shopping Center opened in December 1959.

Learn more about using the Janaf Branch meeting room.

eBook Class

Learn how to browse for and download electronic books onto computers and ereaders. Feel free to bring your own device!

Contact the branch to register: (757) 441-5660. A Norfolk Public Library card and a PIN are required.

(Customers who don’t live, work or own property in the City of Norfolk will need to pay an annual fee of $35 to access eBooks.)


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