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Keeping in Touch Back Home
We know it is important to keep in touch with loved ones and friends back in your home country. And in this era of instant communications, access becomes easier every day. You may use your own telephone calling card, buy a calling card at many retail outlets or take advantage of free Internet access available at Sentara and the public libraries. Local libraries close to the downtown Norfolk area also may provide news from home in your own language.

Access to the Internet

Visitors to Sentara hospitals may log onto the Internet at any of our Cyber Café locations. They are located in the cafeteria – such as the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital cafeteria -- under a neon sign that proclaims Cyber Café.

Norfolk Public Library
Internet services are available at all Norfolk Public Library locations.

Foreign Language Newspapers/Magazines
The Internet has, by and large, become the most convenient way to access foreign language newspapers and magazines. Some libraries will also carry these publications.

Old Dominion University Library
Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 663-4154

Old Dominion University's library also subscribes to a few foreign language periodicals. You may visit the library on campus at Hampton Boulevard and 45th Street, or call 683-4154 and request the reference section. They will search for a publication by its specific title.

El Eco De Virginia
101 W. Plume Street, Norfolk
(757) 625-1341

El Eco de Virginia, a regional Latino newspaper, is published bi-weekly from offices in downtown Norfolk. It recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and is the state's oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

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