Covid - 19

To Address the Ongoing Situation: 

  • Need something to read, watch or listen to? Your library card gives you instant access to our digital resources like Hoopla and Libby.
  • Don’t have a library card? That’s okay! Fill out our form with your information and we will email you a digital library card in 2 business days or less! For more details please see our Digital Library Card Sign Up page.
  • 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 additional updates, announcements and content. 

Important Links for information on the Virus:

CDC Site

WHO Advice

City of Portsmouth

City of Portsmouth - Corona Virus Response Hub

Portsmouth Public Schools - Coronavirus Information & Updates 

Virginia Department of Health - Coronavirus updates

Virginia Department of Health - COVID Check

Covid Explained

Para la comunidad hispanohablante:

COVID-19 Apoyo e Información - Virginia Tech

COVID-19 Apoyo e Información - University of Virginia

Virus Information for Children:

coronavirus-cwp-smClick to download a free children’s book explaining a bit about the virus.

Need Assistance? is an online resource to help you find federal benefits you may be eligible for in the United States

Struggling with rent payments due to COVID? Head to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development's Rent Relief Program to apply for assistance.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has put a moratorium on evictions for most residents of federally subsidized apartments. To see if you qualify, check the searchable database and map

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