Highlights & Features

Slover Library is one of the most technologically advanced libraries in Virginia, patterned after some of the most amazing in the country. The entire building is wired, with Wi-Fi everywhere as well as a digital way-finding system. The public is free to use the computer labs for work and training, search historical documents through digital archives, reserve meeting space, even test your skills in a video gaming room. With more than 160,000 books and other items available to borrow, classes and events from genealogy to children’s programs, and leading-edge technology at your fingertips, there’s something for everyone at Slover Library.

Lower Level

Computer Room and Training Lab

Reading Area

Magazine Collection

1st Floor

Popular Library with new books and featured bestsellers

Magazines and newspapers

DVD, CD and Audiobook collection

Adult Fiction

Media wall with information about local, regional and national events and news

eResources display about eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines

Self Check-out

Conference Rooms. Reserve with Slover Events.

Maker Studio in Selden Market

Slover Gift Shop

2nd Floor

Youth Library

Playscape- a play area for children ages 0-2 filled with developmentally appropriate play equipment

KidZone for youth ages 3-6

Early literacy gaming computers and tablets

Children's Art Studio - open during free public classes

Picture Books

Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction

Children’s Program Room

Sargeant Memorial Collection — The Slover Library is the new home of one of the largest collections of historical and genealogical research in Virginia and the largest in the Hampton Roads region

Reading Area

Genealogy Resources – learn about your family roots


Yearbooks and Periodicals

3rd Floor

Adult Nonfiction Collection

Reading Area

Public computer stations

Terrace with ornamental gazebo by Kent Bloomer

Sargeant Memorial Collection — The beautiful 3rd-floor cortile of the historic Seaboard Building provides a multi-touch interactive experience showcasing the Sargeant Memorial Collection’s thousands of pieces of search able photos and artifacts that allow multiple users to interact simultaneously with the content

4th Floor

Adult Nonfiction Collection

Study Rooms (Reserve in-person at the 4th floor Information Desk.)

Design Studio

Production Studio

5th Floor

Teen Zone

A casual environment with gaming, computers and study rooms

6th Floor

Meeting room with state-of-the-art audio and video technology to accommodate groups up to 250 for community engagement and programs. There is also a pre-function meeting space that can accommodate up to 30 people and flex meeting room that can accommodate at least 25 people. Reserve with Slover Events.