Three Libraries Open for Limited Services as One Closes for Renovations

Thursday, Sept. 17, Great Neck, Oceanfront and Windsor Woods branches reopened and the Pungo-Blackwater branch closed temporarily for renovations.

Residents will be able to visit the Great Neck, Oceanfront and Windsor Woods libraries for limited services including browsing and checking out materials, computer, printer and internet access, applying for library cards and registering to vote. 

  • Virginia Beach Public Library is implementing the same safety precautions in the three branches as are in practice now at Central, Kempsville, Princess Anne and Wahab Public Law Library branches, which reopened on July 20:
  • A limited number of customers may be admitted at a time, based on building size.
  • Customers are asked to keep visits to one hour to maximize access for all residents.
  • Staff and customers must wear masks inside libraries.
  • Signs and decals will reiterate social distancing, hand washing and one-way travel.
  • Some spaces and furnishings may be unavailable, including the children’s room at Windsor Woods Area Library. (Children’s rooms also remain closed at Kempsville and Princess Anne.)
  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing.
The Tidewater Community College/City Joint-Use Library will remain closed until further notice, with holds pickup service available on site. 

Pungo-Blackwater Branch Closing for Renovations

VBPL’s Pungo-Blackwater branch closed temporarily for renovations on Sept. 17. Upgrades include new furniture, a more customer-friendly front desk and more. Customers who have holds to pick up will find their items at Princess Anne Area Library. The $104,000 renovation project is part of a $5.8 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to renovate eight of 10 VBPL locations. For more information, visit

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