We're here to help you!

Learn the latest on library operations and services.

Maintaining the health and safety of our customers and our staff is our first priority. With that in mind, services and operations may change during this time.

  • Online services are still the safest option.
  • Curbside Pickup is available at all locations.

Please do not enter the library if:

  • you have a fever
  • you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • you have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • you have been advised to quarantine at home due to COVID-19


  • Our hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily, except at Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library.
  • Please maintain at least six feet of social distancing.
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times inside the Library.
  • Visits must be limited to one hour or less for all guests. Computer use is limited to one hour.
  • Chairs and tables have been removed; individual and group study is not permitted.
  • All minors must be supervised by an adult while visiting the Library.

You may:

  • browse our collection
  • check out or return materials
  • connect with a notary
  • ask library staff for assistance


What if I need to return items?

You can still use any of our book drops inside or out. We sanitize items when they are returned to us before they are sent back to the shelves.

What if I want to borrow items like books, movies, music CDs or magazines?

Curbside Pickup is available at all locations. Reserve items online or by phone at least 24 hours in advance.

What about programs and storytimes?

Please check out our programming on our YouTube channel and Facebook!

Still need help?
Please call 757-410-7100 to speak to someone at your library.

For information on cancellations and closures, follow the City on Facebook and Twitter.

  • COVID-19 updates on specific City Department activities and services.
  • Connect with the Regional Health Department Hotline: 757-683-2745.

Need Information?

City of Chesapeake

Find information on specific City Department activities and services..

Chesapeake Public Schools

Access communication regarding closures, feeding sites, learning plans, and other Return-to-School resources; email questions to the school district.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

Get information on Virginia COVID-19 cases and personal home preparedness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Access the latest updates and reported COVID-19 cases in the United States, along with resources for the community, including: preparation, knowing your risk factors & symptoms, managing stress, FAQ, and professional support.

Commonweath of Virginia

Measures outlined by Governor Ralph Northam regarding the health and safety of all Virginians.

Need Help?

Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health

Maintain and improve your mental health with local resources.

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Find a fact sheet listing Coronavirus symptoms, reducing the spread of germs, and what to do if you are sick. CRH updates and links to national, regional and local health and emergency preparedness resources.

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Food distribution and donations have been modified to provide food safely to seniors, children, and low-income families.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Information and support for seniors and their caregivers, including avoiding fraud and scams, care partner support tips, and service statuses. Seniors who are self-isolating are encouraged to call (757) 461-9481 for more resources.


Stay informed on screening and general hospital updates.

South Hampton Roads School Feeding Sites

Explore an interactive map featuring addresses and hours of meal availability for the school districts.

Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Find updates on business closures, as well as information on how to apply for a small business grant, securing childcare for working parents and where to pick up meals for public school students.

Virginia Employment Commission

Access employment services, research job outlooks, file unemployment insurance claims, and find updates on jobs affected by Coronavirus.

United Way

Connect to Coronavirus related assistance, information on utilities, regional effects, and recovery fund donation.