Our finding aids and pathfinders allow you to discover the content of our collections, or assist you in navigating a source or a topic. A finding aid can provide background on a topic of interest, or understanding of a time period or type of source. Copyright
Find out how you may use library materials on a fair use basis only, in accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of the United States Code.Organizations and Resources
Are you looking for local, state, or national genealogical societies or other organizations? You'll find them here. Genealogy Tools
We offer online resources such as Ancestry Library, Heritage Quest, Digital Sanborn Maps as well as organizational tools such as a Research Log and Family Group Records. Ask the Library
We'll answer your short, factual questions within 3 to 5 business days. You can ask us via email, telephone, text message or in-person visit.
Hour with A Librarian
Need help getting started or moving past a road block in your research? Make a date with the Virginia Beach Public Library. We're available, by appointment only, to assist you with your more in-depth research needs. To make an appointment, please contact the Central Library at (757) 385-0150 during normal business hours. M.E. O. Central Library hours:
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (1st Sunday after Labor Day - May)