Seven Cities People’s Library is a grassroots network of justice-minded workers, students and activists based in the Norfolk, Virginia metropolitan area, who are aligned around the shared purpose of fostering community self-empowerment through the liberation of knowledge. Please see our Catalog for current offerings, and use the Contact page to request a rental, or become a library volunteer.



If you have questions about how the library is operated, why we stock the books that we do, or any other concerns, please check here to see if your question has been answered.

Part 1: Mission and Philosophy


Want to arrange to borrow a book from our catalog?

¬†Or become involved by donating books, opening a library “branch”, or volunteering as a book-runner or intermediary?

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Just feel lonely and want to say “hi”?

Fill out the form below, and your friendly neighborhood underground librarians will get back to you within 12-48 hours (pending our day jobs, schooling, and real-world community organizing work)!