In March of 1955, Council approved an ordinance for acquisition of land at Belmont and Ellwood for a new library branch. The architectural firm of Budina and Freeman was commissioned to prepare plans for the new branch. The groundbreaking occurred in April of that year.


3100 Ellwood Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23221

Branch Manager - Barbara Booth
closing at 6:00pm


Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm:
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm:
Sunday closed
Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm:
Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm:
Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm:
Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm:

Available Services

  • public access
  • Features


    Visit our Reopening page to learn more about all the services being offered during our first phase of reopening.


    Prints are $.15/page for B&W, $.50/color. Copies are $.15/each, B&W only.


    Local and Toll-free: $.50/page Long distance: $1.00 (out-going only).


    Notary services are available. Please call ahead for availability.


    Parking lot has a total of 16 spaces and 2 handicapped spaces. There is some on-street parking around the library.



    Meeting Room


    Belmont Library offers one event space to the public. The Belmont Meeting Room offers a lectern, ceiling-mounted LCD projector, pulldown screen, 5 tables, and 20 chairs. There are four outlets located throughout the room.


    Guests are expected to configure tables and chairs, and also return them to their original configuration.  Rooms are booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, and maximum of 2 months in advance.

    One-to-one Computer Help

    Call us to schedule your one-to-one help session to learn more about computers or other technology.

    Convenient to Carytown, Arts and Museum District

    Belmont is within walking distance to local shops, restaurants, and museums.  Visit Carytown’s many locally owned stores and boutiques or grab a bite to eat in one of its unique restaurants.  A few blocks away, you’ll also find the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

    Upcoming Events at

    Art at Belmont - Create Paint and Pours for all ages



     10:30 am - 12:30 pm


    Join us for some great ART in the PARK and let your inner artist out!  Travel around the world with us as we highlight and create some amazing art based on old techniques.  We will be highlightling the art of Mosiacs...