Richmond County Public Library

About Us

Our Mission:

The Richmond County Public Library (RCPL) partners with Rappahannock Community College to provide resources to serve the informational, educational, and cultural interests for residents of all ages in order to promote lifelong learning. RCPL is also a collaboration between Richmond County, Virginia, the Town of Warsaw, Virginia, and Rappahannock Community College.

The Richmond Count Public Library is a joint-use college/public library located within the main building at the Rappahannock Community College Warsaw Campus. All members of the general public are welcome. We are pleased to offer service to the 12 county region served by Rappahannock Community College – Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Matthews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmorland counties. The Richmond County Public Library is supported by Richmond County, the Town of Warsaw, Rappahannock Community College, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the RCC Friends of the Library.

Library Policies

The following policies govern how we use our library:

  • In-house rules:
    • We are a community college therefore we ask patrons to be respectful of others (including other patrons and community college students and staff).
    • Food and Drink are not allowed (such items may be left at the circulation desk and returned upon exit).
    • Please continue to be respectful and place all waste items in appropriate receptacles and clean up your work station when you leave.
    • Silence all cell phones and electronic devices.
    • Please take all above normal conversation level conversations outside (this includes phone conversations).
    • Do not change the computer settings.
    • Use the Internet responsibly.
    • Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance if needed.
  • Library Cards:
    • All library users are required to obtain a library card or present a valid Virginia DMV issued ID. All library patrons, including Rappahannock Community College Faculty, Staff, and Students are required to present a valid picture ID to obtain a library card. If a patron is under 16, a guardian with a picture ID must be present in order for a library card to be issued to the underage patron. The guardian’s license information will be entered into the account. The guardian is ultimately responsible for any debts which are incurred on the account, until the underage patron reaches the age of 18 years old. Your library card or ID is expected to be presented to check-out materials. If your library card is unavailable or lost, you will be asked to present a valid picture ID in order to check out materials. If an ID is not available, you may be denied your library privileges. A $3.00 fee will be charged to replace a library card.
  • Privacy:
    • The Richmond County Public Library and Rappahannock Community College staff respect all patron data. No information is released to anyone except when presented with proper identification (photo ID) and permissions are given. Patrons are responsible for making sure address and telephone information are up-to-date.
  • Children in the library (includes children in the Children’s Room):
    • Patrons under the age of 12 may not be left in the library (this includes the Children’s Room) unsupervised by a parent or guardian. The guardian must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid picture ID showing birth date.
  • Loan periods and renewals:
    • Circulating Books: 4 week loan,  limit 2 renewals
    • New Fiction Books: 2 week loan, no renewals if there are holds, if there a no holds, then limit 1 renewal
    • DVDs: 1 week loan, no renewals if there are holds, if there are not holds, then limit 1 renewal
    • Audiobooks (books on CD): 4 week loan, limit 2 renewals
    • Juvenile Materials: 4 week loan, limit 2 renewals
    • Interlibrary Loan Materials limits and lending periods are determined by the lending library.
  • Holds/Renewals:
    • Renewals may be requested in-person at both libraries (Warsaw and Glenns) or by phone. Patrons should provide their library card number and/or current mailing address in order to renew material by phone. Providing only a person’s name is considered insufficient identification via telephone to renew materials. Warsaw (804) 333-6710 or Glenns (804) 758-6710.
    • Renewals cannot be requested on materials with holds. Patrons are expected to return materials that have holds in a prompt manner. Upon returning such materials, patrons may request that their name be added to the hold list for future checkout.
  • Fees and Fines:
    • No daily fines are collected for overdue materials. All patrons are responsible for returning materials by their due date. All patrons are responsible for maintaining the physical condition of each library item.
      • Library Card replacement fee: $3.00
      • Photocopies:  $.10 per page
      • Faxing: $1.00 per page (excluding cover sheet)
      • Lost/Damaged Book: $50.00
      • Lost/Damaged Children’s or Young Adult Book: $25.00
      • Lost/Damaged DVD: $50.00
      • Lost/Damaged Audiobook (Book on CD): $75.00
      • Lost/Damaged Interlibrary loan (ILL) replacement fees and fines are determined by the lending library.
  • Material Returns:
    • Library Materials may be deposited in the book drops at either campus (Warsaw: under the flag poles in the front of the building or Glenns: at the front of the building) The outside book drops are available 24/7. Materials may also be returned via mail to the following addresses:
RCC Warsaw Library
52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
RCC Glenns Library
12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
  • Overdue and Lost Material:
    • Patrons will receive one overdue letter as a courtesy. If the patron fails to return the material within 40 days, the material will be declared lost and the patron forfeits all library privileges. When an item has been declared lost, the patron must return the item or pay the replacement fee for the item, (see Fees and Fines). Failure to return the item or pay the replacement fee will result in the submission of patron’s debt to the RCC Business Office for collection using the Virginia Debt Set-Off program. Patron may also forfeit library privileges permanently.
    • If material with multiple pieces is returned with items missing, the patron will be notified via phone. If not returned promptly, the entire material will be considered lost and the borrower will be held responsible for the appropriate replacement fees.

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