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The Richmond Public Library System consists of a main library with eight additional branches located throughout the City to serve all of its residents.

 

Inform, Enrich, Empower

 

The mission of the Richmond Public Library is to inform, enrich, and empower Richmond's residents: to enrich lives and expand opportunities for all citizens by promoting reading and the active use of cultural, intellectual, and information resources through a dedication to excellence and professional service.

 

In addition to books, e-books, recorded books and DVD's, all Library locations offer programs and classes, meeting room use, wireless Internet access, and public use PCs.  Fax service is available at each library for a fee to send faxes (not receive); notary service is available by appointment at each library (please call to check hours/make your appointment in advance).

 

The library is engaged is the renovation of all library buildings, with the support of the City of Richmond's Mayor and City Council.  Since 2010, six branch libraries and portions of the Main Library have completed renovation projects.  The final two projects, Ginter Park and West End libraries, will be completed by 2016.

 

We thank the Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library, as well as branch library Advisory Councils, for their support of the library through grants and other funding opportunities, as well as the many hours of volunteer service provided.

 

The Library's dedicated staff is always ready to assist you in making use of all library resources.  We look forward to seeing you at your neighborhood library.

 

Harriet Henderson Coalter

Library Director