All Richmond Public Library locations will close at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 25. All locations will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Day. Our regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 28.

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.

West End

An empty lot adjacent to the building was secured and the library was greatly expanded in 2016. The library's renovation was completed and the building reopened in August 2017.


5420 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA, 23226

Branch Manager - Lisa Crisman


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

Available Services

  • curbside services
  • computers by appointment
  • 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


    Note - notary services are suspended until further notice.


    Parking lot has a total of 40 spaces and 2 handicapped spaces. There is some on-street parking around the library.


    Free; good reception from the parking lot and the patio!

    West End

    Meeting Rooms

    Unavailable until further notice.


    Unavailable until further notice.


    Unavailable until further notice.


    Grab Bag of Books!


    Do you need some new reading material?  Is it too time consuming to try and locate a dozen picture books online?

    How about audio cds for your commute or while you are knitting?  DVDs to binge over the weekend?

    Call the West End Branch and our staff will be happy to fill your request.  Once we have the details it takes only a short time to pull the items and give you a call when ready.

    Curbside pickup is Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and on Saturday from 1-5pm.

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