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The Richmond Public Library wants your feedback! Please consider taking this anonymous three-minute survey. We will use responses to help better serve our patrons and the community. The survey will be available until March 28th. Paper surveys are also available at all Richmond Public Library locations. Click here to take the survey!

Celebrate Youth Arts Month

Richmond Public Library is excited to feature artwork by area students for the month of March.  Please join us for receptions and the exhibits as we celebrate the creativity of these talented students!  Find out more by searching for art in our Events Calendar.

Friends of the Library Book Drive

The Friends of Richmond Public Library are holding their spring book drive on Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Drive into the parking lot of the Main Library and volunteers will be available to help unload your donations of hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, and records.  All books in clean, dry condition ( no […]


The Richmond Public Library will be celebrating Black History Month with various events at your local area branches. From author talks to art exhibits and interactive programs to scavenger hunts, the library has activities and resources for all ages. The Annual Generation Dream Educoncert: The RYPP will host a variety show style “educoncert” honoring the […]


You can access Biblioboardpublic and enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world right now. Biblioboardpatron offers exciting new fiction, popular comic books, award-winning videos, colorful children’s books and much more.  No holds lists, no overdues!  All you need is a Richmond Public Library card. Local authors […]

hoopla – your public library at your fingertips!

hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow each month up to 4* movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! *We’ve increased the borrow limit to 8 items per month through December 2017. With no waiting, titles can […]


Richmond Public Libraries will close at NOON on Wednesday, November 22 and remain closed through Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.  On Saturday, libraries will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Book & Author Party @ Main

Book fans of all ages attended the annual Young Adult Virginia Authors (YAVA) Celebration with munchies, giveaways, a Biblio-trivia game, time to chat with authors, got books signed, and moved to the beat of the Richmond Community High School Jazz Band.  New this year; the Richmond Public Library Foundation is partnering with the Library of […]

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Library cards are FREE and libraries have lots to offer you and your family.  You will find books, eBooks, DVDs, databases, computers, programs for all ages, and much more!  Stop by your neighborhood library or visit us 24/7 online. Fine Forgiveness and Feedmore:  Donate unexpired, non-perishable food items for Feedmore’s Central Virginia Food Bank during […]

West End Library Reopens August 23!

Richmond Public Library is pleased to invite the entire community to a Ribbon Cutting at the West End Library, 5420 Patterson Avenue, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Join us as we hear from the Mayor of Richmond, Levar M. Stoney; City Councilman, Andreas D. Addison; Chair of the Library Board of Trustees, […]


RPL Summer Reading Program Ends August 12!  Our 2017 Summer Reading Program is ending this week but you still have time to complete your reading log and get a prize.  Plus… you’ll get a chance to win your branch library grand prize!  Just turn in your log and fill out a raffle coupon! Read more […]