Special Collections

Library Special Collections

The Special Collections Department is located at the rear of the second floor of the Main Library, in the Virginiana Room, and is made up of three research collections and the Inter-Library Loan service. The staff will also accept limited Research Requests.


  • Monday, Thursday - 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virginiana & Genealogy

The Virginiana Collection has been expanded from the original collection of the old Charles Taylor Memorial Library.

Grant Materials

The Grant Materials department houses one of the Cooperating Collections of the Foundation Center.

Local Government

We maintain a hard copy collection of many current City of Hampton documents.

Inter-Library Loan

Can’t find a book or an article? Ask us. We’ll try to borrow it for you from another library.