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Sargeant Memorial Collection to Close Temporarily After August 30, 2014 In order to prepare for the move to Norfolk Public Library’s new main library, Slover Memorial Library, the Sargeant Memorial Local History and Genealogy Collection will close at Pretlow Anchor Branch Library after August 30, 2014. Assistance with local history and genealogy research and data retrieval will not be available until the Slover Memorial Library opens in January 2015. In the interim, please use the following locations for assistance with local history and genealogy services. Many of these locations are staffed by volunteers, so call ahead first to make sure they can assist you. Esther Murdaugh Wilson Memorial Room Portsmouth Public Library 601 Court Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 393-8501 ext. 6521 Email: local-history-collection Edgar Brown Local History and Genealogy Collection Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Virginia Beach Public Library 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 385-0150 (Reference Service) Email:

Wallace Memorial Room (Norfolk County Historical Society) Central Library Chesapeake Public Library 298 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 (757) 410-7147 (Reference Service)

Harrison B. Wilson Archives Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 (757) 823-2002 or 823-2003

Special Collections & University Archives Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library Old Dominion University 4427 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23529 (757) 683-4483


It Won’t Be Long Now! The opening of the

Give the Gift of Nostalgia: The 2015 Norfolk Historical Calendar Theme: Making a Difference The NPL Foundation’s 2015 calendar is available to purchase for just $10!

For more information or to order a calendar online, go to

Slover Memorial Library

is just around the corner. Construction is winding down, and the new high-tech, hightouch library is expected to open its doors to the public in January 2015. Stay posted for more details to arrive soon!

Proceeds support the new Sargeant Memorial Collection in the Slover Memorial Library (opening early 2015).


Creating a City of Readers  Published by the Friends of the Norfolk Library

@Your Library Newsletter Fall 2014  

News and Events from Norfolk Public Library and the Friends of NPL

@Your Library Newsletter Fall 2014  

News and Events from Norfolk Public Library and the Friends of NPL