All Richmond Public Library locations are now providing Express services with computer access by appointment. Visit our Reopening Page to learn more about our phased reopening plan and what services are expanding.


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


Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm: Limited
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm: Limited
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm: Limited
Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Limited
Sunday closed
Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm:
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm:

Available Services

  • curbside services
  • computers by appointment
  • notary services
  • Features

    RPL Express

    Visit our RPL Express page to learn more Phase II or our reopening plan.

    Curbside Services

    Visit our Curbside Pick Up Service page to learn more about all the services being offered during this phase of our reopening.

    Curbside Printing Services

    Visit our Curbside Printing Services page to submit your documents to be printed.


    Free - Please call ahead


    Notary services are available - please call ahead to be sure a notary is ready to help you.


    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.

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