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Borrow Material from other Libraries!
In order to request an item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you must have a valid Newport News library card in good standing. Please also keep in mind the following:
If you need help with the ILL form, please call 757-369-6810 for assistance.
Join the Newport News Public Library
There are two types of library memberships: E-Memberships & Standard Memberships. For either type of membership, begin by registering here.
With E-Memberships, you can now have immediate access to e-books, e-audiobooks, and other digital resources without ever setting foot inside one of our branches. After registering, you will not receive a physical library card. You will use the user name that you created and your PIN which will be emailed to you (an email address is required). That is all you need to do to have access to our digital resources.
If you ever decide you want to upgrade to a Standard Library Membership, which allows you to access all our digital resources plus check out physical materials, use our public computers and borrow materials through interlibrary loan, start by registering here for a new standard library membership. Then visit one of our branches and bring an acceptable form of ID.
Acceptable Forms of ID:
The following sources are acceptable for proof of name and address:
Materials may be renewed up to three times, as long as no one else has requested the item. Use the following methods to renew items:
To renew through the web page or via the 24/7 automated phone service, you will need to know your library card number and your PIN/password. In order to establish a PIN/password, please visit one of our libraries. A PIN/Password cannot be established over the phone.
If you have borrowed an item from a library outside of Newport News, through our Interlibrary Loan service, you must contact the branch where you picked up the item.