All libraries will be closed Sundays for the month of August.

Main Library

Expanded evening and Sunday hours, Art Exhibits, Gellman Room Concert Series, several study rooms, music collection.

804-646-4867

101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219


Branch Manager - Ben Himmelfarb
Closed

Hours

Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm:
Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm:
Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm:
Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm:
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm:
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm:
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm:

Available Services

  • public access
  • Features

    FAXING

    Local (including 800 numbers): free
    Long Distance: free

    PRINTING/COPYING

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

    NOTARY

    Notary services are available. Please call ahead for availability.

    PARKING

    Parking is available on-street around the library. There is a surface lot at 1st and E. Grace Streets and a deck at 2nd and E. Franklin Streets. The parking spaces behind the library in the lot are permit-only. Bicycle lanes have been added to East Franklin Street and the library provides bike racks for your convenience.

    WI-FI

    Free

    Westlaw Patron Access

    Access the Database

    Upcoming Events at Main Library

    Beginner Sewing Machine Class for Adults

    Sun

    21

    Jul
     1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

     Innovation Lab

    This sewing machine class is open to adults and older teens who are beginners looking to develop their sewing skills for personal use or as a marketable skill that can be used to support themselves or their families. Class is limited to...

    Family Ice Cream Social + Storytime

    Sun

    21

    Jul
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

     Children's Storytime Area - Main Library

    Come celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Richmond Public Library! Enjoy a sweet ice cream storytime followed by ice cream treats for all to enjoy and an ice-cream-themed craft for children.  Please note: this event will include ...

    Adventures in Virginia State Parks

    Mon

    22

    Jul
     11:00 am - 12:00 pm

     Activity Room - Main Library

    Join us and plan your next adventure in a Virginia State Park! Chat with a Ranger about local wildlife and ways we can keep our parks beautiful. Discover what our state parks have to offer with a fun, nature-based activity in your ...

    Study Rooms and Event Spaces

    Details

    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.

    Event Spaces

    Main Library offers several event spaces to the public.  The auditorium has a maximum capacity of 250 and includes a lectern, 10 tables, and 225 chairs.  The Annex has a maximum capacity of 44 and offers a lectern, 8 tables and 25 chairs.  Both rooms include a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and a screen.

    Study Rooms

    Main Library offers several study rooms to the public.  These include tables and chairs to seat 8-12 people.