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Main Library Renovations


Thank you to everyone who joined Richmond Public Library for a Community Meeting about the Main Library

Library Director Scott Firestine hosted a public meeting at the Main Library Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:30pm to reveal the findings and recommendations for the next steps of the Richmond Public Library Facility Master Plan. The meeting included a presentation of our vision for the Main Library, and an interactive Q&A session with the Project Team. The Library is in Phase Two of the Facility Master Plan, which begins with an assessment and design development for renovations of the Main Library.

The meeting:

  • Revealed the vision for the Main Library Renovation
  • Provided an opportunity for our community to share thoughts and provide feedback on the future of the Main Library building

Your Voice Matters

Thank you to everyone who joined us either virtually or in person for our March 1, 2022 Community Meeting. Please continue to visit this page for updates, or to see answers to questions that have been answered.

Your input continues to be important, so please use the form on this page to submit any additional questions. Thank you for taking part in this process, your involvement helps us build a better library for Richmond!

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In 2008, Phase One of the Richmond Public Library Facility Master Plan addressed the immediate and critical infrastructure and technology upgrades of all branch libraries. This phase was completed in 2017 with the renovation and expansion of the West End Branch Library on Patterson Avenue.
Phase Two brings a needs assessment, facility review and redesign recommendation for the Main Library.

photograph of the current main library building
watercolor painting of a redesigned main library