near you

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Public Library to offer access to a comprehensive collection of materials, in a safe and appealing environment, to encourage social, economic, cultural, and intellectual growth. Through the careful use of resources and a knowledgeable staff, the Library will contribute to the overall quality of life and meet the ever-changing needs of the citizens of Portsmouth. By encouraging an atmosphere of lifelong learning through traditional library services and emerging technologies, the library will continue to be a relevant part of our community.


The Public Library aspires to offer the citizens of the City a safe, accessible, attractive place conducive to learning, research, enlightenment, creativity and enjoyment.

Hours of operation:
M-F   8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
SAT   8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


A book is a dream you hold in your hand. 
-Neil Gaiman
555 Public Library Drive
Near You, Va  23000
(757) 123-9898

James McCracken

B.S. in History

Associate Librarian:AssociateLibrarian
Shania McCracken

B.S. in Communications

Assistant Librarian:AssistantLibrarian
Ariana McCracken

B.S. in Library Sciences