South Norfolk Civic League President Kevin Amick said council voted 9-0 to buy the Gateway property, but they have not decided what will go into that building.
The building will be bought using general funds, and not the Tax Increment Financing money council originally considered.
Council says putting the library into the Gateway building is still an option.
Buying the building using general funds will give council 30 more days to figure out what will go into the 17,000 square foot building.
A Suffolk man told police an HVAC system weighing about three tons was stolen from his property sometime last week.
A Newport News mother was arrested in York County for drug charges while she was with her children, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office.
Sgt. Chris Meier with Smithfield Police confirmed a sexual assault took place at the Smithfield Foods packing plant last month.