The library has a large collection of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, video games, magazines and digital collections you can borrow for free. Available for adults, teens, & kids.
There are also many ESL materials & resources in other languages for newcomers.
Go to our Books, DVDs, & More section to browse through our Library Collections.
You can also recommend item you would like us to buy through our online Purchase Suggestion Form.
- clubs & activities for all age groups
- free job search & skills building workshops
- free ESL classes, and orientations for newcomers
- community events and much more!
Use our interactive calendar to find drop-in events or to register for classes at RPL.
Have an event idea? Propose it!
Free Internet & Computers
All library branches have free WiFi, just connect to "Richmond Public Library."
No password required.
Internet access is also available through designated computer stations. Different branches have different types of work stations and booking durations. See details page for more information.
Free Equipment & Spaces
- 3D Printer
- Photo Scanner
- Kobo eReaders
- Accessibility Equipments
- Study Rooms
- Community Table
All you need for booking is a Richmond library card!
Launchpad & 3D Printing
The Launchpad is a library space where our community can learn about technology through collaborative and creative experimentation.
Find out more about 3D printing, digital reading and self publishing tools at RPL Launchpad.
Create & Learn
Digital Publishing Portal
your idea + unique content + publish
Richmond’s portal for community created content. A digital publishing platform with integrated tools where you can publish your creative work and enhance it with simplicity.
To add your content to Create & Learn all you need is your RPL library card: Get A Library Card
Not sure what to read?
We have many recommendation tools to help connect our members to relevant and fun reading materials at RPL.
If you provide us with a valid e-mail address, we will e-mail you a courtesy notice before the due date of your loans and when your holds are available for pick up.
Email notices will also be sent for items that are 1 day overdue, 7 days overdue and 21 days overdue.
Add your email address to RPL's computer system today to start receiving email notifications!
Accessibility & Home Services
Richmond Public Library is dedicated to providing service to all community members.
Our accessibility services include a variety of accessible formats, including large print and audiobooks on MP3 CD or DAISY readers.
We also provide home delivery service of library materials to elderly, disabled and homebound members who are unable to visit the library.