The Norfolk Public Library will be closed starting Monday March 16th until further notice
3/17 UPDATE: As of 5pm today, Tuesday, March 17th, the library will cease providing lobby pick up for holds and other requests. We apologize for ending the service, but it has become apparent that this step is necessary to keep our staff and patrons safe.
There are a multitude of online resources available to you through services like Overdrive, Hoopla, Libby, Creative Bug, and the many educational services offering free access. For more information please head over to our website
We will do our best to keep everyone informed as any changes arise. Our original closure statement below has been updated with additional resources. 


3/16 Statement

To Our Patrons:

The Board of Trustees voted in an abundance of caution to close the library effective today, Monday, March 16th with a tentative reopening date of Monday, March 30th in the effort to keep you and our staff safe during this unprecedented situation we are all facing together. 

How will services be affected?

  • NPL will not be accepting returns at this time, all due dates will be extended to April 16th.
  • Passport appointments will not be available during the closure.
  • Need to get in touch with staff? Please use the contact link on our website here
  • Looking for something to do with your kids? Miss Meghan will be offering online story times on our Facebook page (@NorfolkPL) and we will post resources on our website ( Many educational companies are granting access to their resources free of charge while schools and libraries are closed. 

What if I cannot make it to the library?

Never fear, there are plenty of electronic resources available 24/7! Some resources do require a library card. To sign up for a temporary virtual card please click here. If you run in to any issues with your device or account do not hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone during our modified business hours.

Available Resources

Books and Periodicals (eAudio and eBook)



Libby (Downloadable through the Apple, Google Play, or Microsoft Stores)


Niche Academy Online Tutorials (Learn about Facebook, Hoopla, Overdrive, and more!)

Boston Globe Database

New York Times Database

RB Digital Magazines

Arts and Crafts

Creative Bug

Other Resources for Kids

Brittanica Library Children

Kid InfoBits


Additional Resources

We thank you for your understanding and patience.  We promise to continue to be an available resource during this time.

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