Our Mission: 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.
So much to discover
Our history spans two centuries
Our strategic plan guides our path
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Our operations defined
Richmond Public Library Board
Correspondence to Board Members should be addressed to the Main Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219, or call (804) 646-2547.
Richmond Public Library Foundation
The Richmond Public Library Foundation is a charitable nonprofit established in 1997 for the sole purpose of supporting the Richmond Public Library. Its mission is to develop, administer, and allocate tax-deductible private and corporate gifts to provide an extra margin of excellence for the Richmond Public Library.