About Us


Powhatan County Public Library was established on May 9, 1988. The current library building was constructed in 2001 and dedicated on November 3, 2001. The library is a department of the Powhatan County government. 


The purpose of the library is to acquire, organize, provide access and offer guidance to a broad range of information, materials, and services. Primarily, this mission is to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, cultural, community, and recreational needs of all people in the County.


The library is locally funded through a revenue appropriation made by the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County, Virginia. The Library also receives state aid funding from the Library of Virginia.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is appointed by and reports to the Board of Supervisors. The director reports to the governing body, the Board of Trustees, and in an advisory capacity to the County Administrator.


Regular meetings of the trustees are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.


Stop by the library and fill out a card application. Then explore the 54,000 titles we have to offer, in book, audio or video formats. If we don't have what you want, we can usually get it. 

Internet Access

Access high-speed Internet, wi-fi and e-database information. 


Bring the kids for fun-filled story times and sign up early for our summer reading program.

Other Services

  • Printer and scanner
  • Fax
  • Copier
  • Proctoring