Originally known as the Brambleton Branch, this library opened on April 26, 1922 in a store front at 1520 E. Brambleton Ave. A new Brambleton Branch opened at its current location, 961 Park Avenue, in 1986. The branch was renamed Jordan-Newby Branch in 1997 to honor the late Judge Joseph A. Jordan and members of the Newby family. 

Judge Jordan was a Norfolk Attorney, the first African-American to be elected to Norfolk’s City Council, served as vice-mayor, and was appointed as a U.S. District Court Judge. Dr. Thomas Newby was a Norfolk educator and Booker T. Washington High School principal. His brother, Dr. James Newby, Jr., was Chief of Medicine at Norfolk Community Hospital and the first African American to serve on the Norfolk Planning Commission. Their father, James E. Newby, Sr., was a Norfolk educator and principal at Ruffner and Rosemont Junior High Schools in Norfolk.

Learn about reserving a meeting room at Jordan-Newby Branch.


Book Club Bingo APPsizeJoin us for Book Club Bingo every month through the end of May for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Book Club Bingo is easy and fun for all ages and reading levels. Each month, read a matching book, record the title and write a short paragraph. Bring in your Book Bingo Card and book review to the Jordan-Newby Branch to have your card marked for credit. Get five in a row for BINGO: a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The drawing will be held on May 27, 2017. 

Download your Book Bingo Card, or pick one up in branch!


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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