Welcome to the
Mechanicsville Branch Library

The New Mechanicsville Branch Library.

7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, Virginia  23111

Phone: 804-746-9615
Fax: 804-730-4292
Branch Manager, Nancy Verser

Directions and map to the Mechanicsville Branch Library


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


See what's happening at the Mechanicsville Branch Library this month.


"Splash of Color!" Photography Contest

Submissions accepted Tuesday, August 1 - Saturday, August 19

Calling all amateur photographers!  From Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 19, submit your digital photos to ask@pamunkeylibrary.org (one photo per photographer please).  Photos will be posted to the library's Facebook page where folks can like their favorites.

For more information, call or visit the Mechanicsville Branch Library or e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org


Please see the Library's Facebook page for the latest branch closure information and other important announcements.


Like the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library on Facebook.


Branch History

The Mechanicsville Branch opened on November 1, 1967 in one room. The collection contained about 1,000 books. Patrons recall that room as small and cozy, friendly and warm. The library eventually expanded to two rooms.  Population and collection growth eventually required that a new library be built. On moving day, a local food distribution company furnished a large truck and a driver to transfer the library’s collection. Volunteers from local civic organizations provided the labor to move and re-shelve the books. The grand opening for the new branch took place on May 7, 1983.


In May 2006, the library conducted a project to solicit ideas from the community about a new branch library.  An architectural firm, The Lukmire Partnership, Inc., was hired to design the new branch,  and plans were submitted to Hanover County for approval.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held December 9, 2007.  Construction progressed through 2008, and on May 14, 2009, the former location of the Mechanicsville Library closed.  On Saturday May 16, 2009, many community volunteers and library staff helped moved books and other items to the new branch.  The new branch location opened to the public on Saturday May 30, 2009.


The new library has become very popular with the community, with books, CDs, and DVDs checked out by the bagful.  Our parking lot behind the building is often crowded before lunchtime and stays that way most of the day.  Visit the Mechanicsville Branch Library and see what we have to offer you!


Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue



Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road



Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West



Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive



King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road



Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place



Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane



Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road



Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road



West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street



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