To better serve the needs of the Portsmouth community in reserving meeting spaces, the Churchland branch of the Portsmouth Public Library now has an online reservation system.
Beginning Monday, January 9, we will e-mail PreOverdue Notices.
These e-mail notices are a courtesy reminder that your library account has items due within the next few days.
Please visit one of our locations for more information or if you do not wish to receive these reminder e-mails.
Effective January 1, 2012: one week grace periods for library returns will be eliminated. All items will have a loan period of TWO WEEKS except Interlibrary Loans.
Churchland Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Main Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Manor Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Cradock Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Churchland 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6: PM
Twotime and Babygarten, each program runs 6 weeks on Saturdays @ 11 AM to be replaced with the other program for the next 6 weeks.
What is the value of your public library?
Use this calculator to determine the value of the items you borrow, the programs you attend, and the use of meeting spaces.
Library Use Value Calculator
This questionnaire is a tool used by the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Design Team to obtain citizen input on the recreational activities (both outdoor and indoor) that the residents of Portsmouth value and ultimately how to provide better programs and facilities to meet the needs of Portsmouth. Your honest opinions and input are greatly appreciated.
Over the next few months, a new collection of eBooks and downloadable Audiobooks will be available through the library’s web site. In the meantime, please visit one of the following for access to thousands of free eBook titles:
Rocket Languages provides access to several foreign language learning packages including:
Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, American Sign Language, English as a Second Language, and more.
Create an account using the barcode number from a library card for the Portsmouth Public Library.
The Portsmouth Public Library was awarded the 2011 “Outstanding Library Website” award from the Virginia Public Library Directors Association.
Thank you to Mr. LaVoris Pace, Director of Marketing and Communications for the City of Portsmouth, and Ringer/rg for making this web site redesign possible.