Learn how to reserve a meeting room at the Pretlow Anchor Branch.




The Ocean View Station Museum is located inside the Pretlow Anchor Branch Library.


Online Genealogy Databases

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!

Learn how to use Ancestry.com and other online resources for your research. (Adults)

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

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