Princess Anne Area Library to Close for Renovations

Monday, January 07, 2019

​Virginia Beach's Princess Anne Area Library, 1444  Nimmo Parkway, will close Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the rest of Virginia Beach Public Library locations, and will remain closed for renovations for up to six months. While the building is closed, limited library services and programs will still be offered in the community thanks to a partnership with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation.

The "Princess Anne Express Library," operating from the Princess Anne Recreation Center, 1400 Nimmo Parkway, next door to the library, will open on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. Regular hours beginning Thursday, Jan. 25 will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; closed on Sunday. Customers may pick up holds and register for library cards at the temporary location. Due to space limitations at the Princess Anne Express Library, material returns cannot be accepted. Customers may return materials and access full library services at any Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) location except Kempsville Area Library, which is closed for renovations.

Some library programming will be offered at the Princess Anne Recreation Center. Dates and times for these and other VBPL programs are posted at For more details, call (757) 385-2610.

About the Renovations
Princess Anne Area Library renovations are part of a $5.8 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) awarded in 2016 to renovate eight of 10 VBPL branches, all except for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library, which opened in 2013, and the Wahab Public Law Library, where renovations were completed in January 2018. Upgrades at Princess Anne include relocating study rooms to the front of the library, expanding the youth area and enclosing the children's area. The building will also get new carpet and an additional emergency exit.  

Renovations began in December at Bayside & Special Services Library, which remains open as dedicated spaces are added for storytime and for assisting customers who are blind or disabled. Kempsville Area Library, which closed for renovation in December, is getting an enclosed children's area and updated restrooms. Renovations are expected to begin at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library later this month. The building will remain open as the children's area is relocated and enclosed and meeting rooms are refreshed. Renovations at Great Neck, Oceanfront, Pungo-Blackwater and Windsor Woods libraries are expected later in 2019.  

About Virginia Beach Public Library
Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit for more information.


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