Old Dominion University Libraries

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The Old Dominion University Libraries serve the learning, teaching and research needs of registered faculty, staff and students of the Old Dominion University.

The Libraries also provide limited services and resources for academic purposes to the greater community. Policies defining the services and resources available to the general public may be found here.

Contact Us

Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23529

(757) 683-4154

Departments

Administration
Bibliographic Services
Circulation Services
Collection Development
Diehn Composers Room
Digital Services
Hofheimer Art Library
Interlibrary Loan
Library Business Office
Microforms
OCCS Computer Lab
Reference
Special Collections
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Perry Library Virtual Photo Tour

Welcome to the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library. We invite you to take this virtual visit to familiarize yourself with our library’s facilities, resources and services.

Take the tour

Take a virtual tour of the Perry Library.

History

The Old Dominion University Libraries include the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library, the Diehn Composers Room, and the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library.

The University Library was opened in its present location off 43rd Street in 1976, with a major addition and renovation completed in February 1998. It was renamed the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library as a result of a Board of Visitors vote on December 10, 1998. The dedication ceremony took place on April 15, 1999.

Library Facts

The combined library collections total over 3.2 million items (monographs, journals, goverment publications, maps, various electronic resources, music scores and recordings, other media).

As of April 2008, current library holdings included:

  • Over 1,000,000 volumes
  • Over 20,000 journals and other serial publications, many available electronically
  • Over 2,000,000 microform units (fiche and film)
  • Over 68,000 maps, computer data files, audiovisual materials, etc.