Virginia Beach Public Library Adds 16 Hours per Week; Consolidates Phone Numbers
Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) is adding 16 hours to its weekly operating schedule to increase in-person access for the community:
- The Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library is open two hours later Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., for an additional eight hours of access per week. Hours on Friday and Saturday will remain from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Pungo-Blackwater Library adds five hours of access per week by opening an hour earlier; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. (Pungo-Blackwater Library is closed on Fridays).
- Drive-up windows at the Bayside & Special Services Library and Princess Anne Area Library will open at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Oceanfront Area Library, closed for renovations until later this year, will follow the same schedule when it reopens. The additional 30 minutes per day adds three weekly hours of public access via drive-up windows.
Library Phone Numbers
VBPL is consolidating telephone numbers to create efficiencies in staff time in order to provide the additional public service hours. VBPL's main number for customers to call about accounts, operations, programs or research assistance is (757) 385-0150.
Dedicated numbers for the following will remain the same:
- TCC/City Joint-Use Library, (757) 822-7800
- Wahab Public Law Library, (757) 385-4419
- Disability/Special Services, (757) 385-2684
About Virginia Beach Public Library
A community anchor for more than 60 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries, a public law library, and community outreach vehicles including a Bookmobile. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, local history archives, services for those with visual, physical or reading disabilities, and free programs for all ages. In addition to books, music, magazines and video in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections, including take-home technology. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.