About the Library

Powhatan County Public Library was founded in 1976 by the Extension Homemakers. On May 9, 1988 PCPL was established as the library of record in Powhatan. The current library building was constructed in 2001 and dedicated on November 3, 2001. The library is a department of the Powhatan County government. For more detailed information, please see our history page.

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.

Powhatan County Public Library cards are available to residents of Powhatan, Amelia, Cumberland, Goochland, and Chesterfield counties.

Monday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday10:00AM - 4:00PM


  • Printing, scanning, copying, and faxing
  • High-speed internet and wireless access
  • Programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities*
  • Public computers with access to Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Study and conference rooms*
  • Interlibrary loans*
  • Proctoring*

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these services may be limited or unavailable.