All Richmond Public Library locations will be closed Friday, April 19, for Spring Holiday. All libraries are closed Sunday, April 21.  

Mission

“The Quality of a Community can be no greater than its Citizens’ access to Knowledge”

The Richmond Public Library Foundation develops, administers and allocates private funds to provide the extra margin of excellence for the City’s library system by enhancing existing public support for the library and its programs.

The purpose of the Richmond Public Library Foundation is:

  • To promote, encourage, support and aid the Richmond Public Library in its existing and/or future enterprises.
  • To develop funds from all sources, including individuals, business and foundations, to enhance the Library’s public funding.
  • To allocate those funds to the Richmond Public Library to support such areas as new technologies, special projects and acquisitions.
  • To use and administer gifts, grants, bequests and devises for the benefit of the Richmond Public Library.