Manor Branch

Manor Branch1401 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23701 (map)

Library hours:
Monday-Thursday 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday & Sunday CLOSED

Children’s Storytime – Thursdays @ 10:30AM. Ages birth-5. Groups over 10, please call 465-2916

Branch Services

Collection: Books, Magazines, Paperback Exchange (free), Books on Tape, Books on CD and DVD’s.
Technology:9 Adult and 2 Childrens  public computers with high speed Internet Access, Microsoft Office software programs, Printing ($0.25 per page Color, $ 0.15 per page B&W), Photocopier ($0.25 per B&W page and $ 0.50 per Color page).

Branch History

Manor Branch opened on January 6, 1973 in the same building as the (then) Manor High School – now Wilson High School.  It was built in this way as an experiment to combine public and school libraries.  However, this did not work out as planned and the two libraries operate as completely separate entities.  The branch was expanded in 1987 by taking in an unused classroom on one side – which became the Children’s Room, and the former lobby – which became part of the larger circulation desk area.

Manor is very much a community library and meeting place, serving people who live in this area, midcity, and downtown as well as a large number of Chesapeake and Suffolk residents.