The Norfolk District library has approximately 22,000 volumes; collectively 3500 technical reports from the Waterways Experiment Station, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Construction Engineering and Research Laboratory, Coastal Engineering Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency and more, including more than 90 collections of periodicals, 224 videos and cassettes.
Engineering Map Files which are housed in the library, contain civil and military project drawings for the District. There are approximately 25 cabinets of these drawings, some of which are originals and date back to the 1700's.
The library also has topographic maps for Virginia (varying scales); nautical charts; wetland inventory maps; county highway maps; and state highway maps.
Most USACE libraries lend their books and reports to other libraries through regional networks as well as through OCLC Resource Sharing. We are unable to lend materials directly to individuals outside of the Corps of Engineers, so requests to borrow must come from another library.
Please search the USACE Libraries Catalog to find material you are looking for and to help identify the library which may include the title in their collection. Contact the library directly to learn about their lending policies and to find out how they accept inter-library loan requests.
803 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Headquarters is now in the early phase of development for a future online service that will give our customers a new catalog interface that simplifies library and end-user requesting workflows through timesaving resource-sharing tools. In the meantime, please call or email the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers librarian if you have questions or concerns: 978-318-8349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.