All NPL locations, including Slover Library and the Bookmobile, will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed November 26 and 27. All locations will re-open on Saturday, November 28.


Would you like to receive free chapters from popular books in your daily email?

Click here to join the Pretlow Anchor Branch book club. With your free book chapters, you will also receive a list of events at Pretlow Branch Library.




Ocean View Station Museum inside the Pretlow Anchor Branch Library


Beginning Genealogy

Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC) Classes

Explore Your Family’s History with FREE Classes! NPL is home to the Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC)—one of Virginia’s finest local history and genealogy collections. Whether you’re a local history buff or genealogy novice, our highly-trained staff is ready to assist you with your research needs!

In this class learn how to search wills, deeds, marriage licenses, and other court records. (Adults)

Limited to 20 people. Registration is required. Contact or (757) 664-7485.

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