COVID - 19

Important Links:

CDC Site

WHO Advice

City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth Public Schools - Coronavirus Information & Updates 

Virginia Department of Health - Coronavirus updates

To Address the Ongoing Situation: 

  • Following National, State, and our local Emergency Declarations regarding COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, all Portsmouth Public Library locations will be closed to the public from Monday, March 14, 2020 until further notice.
  • All programs and room reservations have been cancelled through April 23rd per Governor Northams directive. Our our online calendar will be updated as needed. 
  • Don’t have a library card? Give us a call at 393-8501 (Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm) and we can set you up to get instant access to our digital resources like Hoopla and RB Digital.
  • Have something checked out already? Don’t worry. Your items will automatically be renewed. Holds have been extended and no bills are being issued while we are closed.
  • Hand sanitizer and other cleaning tools are being utilized in all City facilities including the active disinfecting of frequently used items (e.g. door knobs/handles, light switches, computers, toys, etc.).

Visit our Facebook page for more additional updates and announcements.

Digital Resources during COVID-19


Tumble Books’ databases are easy to use & feature unlimited access from home. Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Our access will continue until August 31, 2020. 

TumbleBooks for ChildrenK-6 children’s ebook database  - K-6 math ebook database 

www.TeenBookCloud.comGrade 7-12 ebook database - all ages audio book database - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd! 

World Book Online:

Putting the "home" in Homework? Looking for games, activities, and learning to quell the boredom? Check out World Book’s suite of learning products at this link with your library card! 


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