The Lafayette Branch of Norfolk Public Library opened on July 1, 1930 in a storefront at 3126 Cottage Toll Road (now Tidewater Drive), moving to its present location at 1610 Cromwell Road in 1970. Our beautiful Lafayette Reading Garden, a gift of the Lakewood Garden Club, was dedicated in June 2005. This branch has historically served the Lafayette Residence Park neighborhood, which took its name from its proximity to the Lafayette River. The Lafayette River, originally Tanner’s Creek, was renamed in the early 20th century to honor Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette, American Revolutionary War hero.

Learn how to reserve the Lafayette Branch Meeting Room.

eBooks Training

eBooks Now AvailableLearn to browse, borrow, hold, download and return NPL eBooks on a PC or mobile device. Demonstrations will include modeling on a PC with several devices available for practice. You are welcome to bring your own ereader or mobile device.

Contact the branch to register.

Prerequisites: Participants must have an NPL library card number and PIN. 

(Note: 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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