The Ohef Sholom Temple Library was established in 1965 primarily as a service to the Temple membership and the Religious School. It also serves members of other congregations, teachers & students of area schools & colleges and the Hampton Roads community at large. The collection contains over five thousand volumes, making it the largest Judaic book collection in Hampton Roads. It has been designated the official Judaic Resource Library for the Hampton Roads Area by the Norfolk Public Library and has been the recipient of the Award of Merit from the Jewish Book Council of America.

The Temple Library Hours
Monday – Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday –  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

The Religious School Library for students is open anytime Sunday school is in session.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 757-625-4295.

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 OST Library Mission Statement

The Ohef Sholom Temple Library is one center of community life at OST, offering opportunities for people of all ages to learn, know, gather and grow. The library is a dependable source of reliable information and of challenging ideas that enlighten and enrich, and of materials in many formats that enhance leisure time and expand knowledge of Judaism, Jewish history and thought. The library encourages the love of reading and the joy of learning, with a Jewish perspective in mind, and offers the assistance people need to find, evaluate, and use electronic and print information resources that help them live successful and rewarding Jewish lives. All members of OST are well served with the recent separation of children’s resources from adult resources, so that each can focus more narrowly on their respective constituent’s needs.