Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
757-385-0150

Mission:

A literate populace and the freedom to read are essential to democracy. The Virginia Beach Public Library provides free access to accurate and current information and materials to all individuals and promotes reading as a critical life skill.

Vision:

The Virginia Beach Public Library is in the lifelong learning business. We recognize that an individual's capacity for lifelong learning begins even before birth and continues through one's lifetime. Therefore, the entire community and each individual within it are our customers. The library is not only a source of information, knowledge and learning but is also a forum for "self-education, progress, self-help, autonomy, liberation, empowerment and self-determination."


Reviews

Nicole Hancock

Rating:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Just started going here recently, and will continue as I found it's a much better library than the last one I had been going to. I've never explored much of it, but it reaches far and wide. All the computers have privacy booths. Clean restrooms, water fountains for convenience. There's a small cafe directly outside (not too much options and some of the food sucks). The AC is WAY too cold in here though and needs to be turned down just a notch. Other than, no problems, it's a good library!

Amanda Rupe

Rating:
Monday, June 11, 2018
There is no lock in the family bathroom on the second floor. There's also only one toilet and it is tiny. Great for my three-year-old tough for my five-year-old. Would be nice if there was a child seat on the wall to strap my one year-old into. Instead she had to crawl around on the dirty floor as I helped my three-year-old and got knocked over by the door when someone barged in because there's no lock on the door and my five-year-old was busy washing his hands so he could not hold the door closed. Then the woman who knocked my child over with the door said aloud in a rude voice that she will just have to go all the way downstairs to use the bathroom because she had already been waiting for 10 minutes!! I'm sorry but I had 3 children using the toilet and/or needing diapers in a very small non family friendly family restroom that is in desperate need of a lock!! While she had herself and a 5+ year old! Use the normal bathroom! Some people can be so incredibly rude!! I definitely will not be returning to this library because how much of a pain it is to use their family friendly restroom!

Tia

Rating:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Book store is getting worst. Older workers have attitudes and favorites. The only older lady who was nice--the one who recently retired. At least she helps you and make you feel welcome. I wish she didn't retired. Writing numbers on books seem tacky. Other library write price tags, hopefully they follow their examples. Books should be enjoyed to read from. Writing numbers on book binders, makes the book look cheap.

Satara Brown

Rating:
Monday, April 9, 2018
Nice library, but something needs to be done about temperature control. Visited on several occasions to study, but it is often cold and I must wear a coat. This is understandable during the summer, but not during the winter.

Walter Jacques

Rating:
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Lots of classes on different topics free to the public.