|Modernization and renovation of the Main Library began in 1967 and was completed in 1972, including a facade that wrapped around the original building and a 2-story addition. This tripled the size of the original building.|
101 East Franklin Street
|Manager - Natalie Draper|
|Sunday||1pm - 5pm|
|Monday||10am - 8pm|
|Tuesday||10am - 8pm|
|Wednesday||10am - 8pm|
|Thursday||10am - 8pm|
|Friday||10am - 6pm|
|Saturday||10am - 5pm|
Local and Toll-free: $.50/page Long distance: $1.00 (out-going only).
Free - Please call ahead for availability
Parking is available for free 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 are permit-only. Bicycle lanes have been added to East Franklin Street and the library provides bike racks for your convenience.
Black & white: $.15/page. Scanning - Free, requires a flash drive. The library offers flash drives for $3.00.
PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS
80 public computers, 8 children's computers, 2 teen computers. Printing - Black & white: $.15/page Color: $.50/page.
Study Rooms and Event Spaces
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.
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.
Main Library offers several study rooms to the public. These include tables and chairs to seat 8-12 people.
The Main Library houses a Job Seekers’ Area on the second floor, as part of the computer lab. There are six terminals available for patrons who are working on applications, resumes, cover letters, and other items. One-on-one assistance is offered as during schedule times during the week.
Art display spaces
The Main Library is home to several distinct art spaces, including the Dooley Foyer (pictured) and takes part in First Friday exhibitions on a regular basis.
Why the Fourth Amendment Matters: Constitutional Protec...
As part of the Richmond Public Law Library's Celebration of Constitution Day, Historian Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D. and Political Scientist John Aughenbaugh, Ph.D. will discuss the history of the fourth amendment and the evolving nature ...