Most Covid-19 restrictions to using the Richmond Memorial Library were lifted by the Board of Trustees at last night's meeting, and the remainder have been lifted this afternoon by the Governor's announcement. Please join us in celebrating the return of seating, reading, unrestricted computer access, and other library services.
Please note that live, in-person programs for people of all ages are in various stages of planning and promotion, while programs already planned for virtual, outdoor-only, Take To Go, and off-site will proceed as planned. Use our Calendar to find the programs that are targeted to your family's needs.
The Friends of the Library are once again accepting donated materials. For more information about what donations can be accepted, please visit the Friends of the Library information page.
Using the mobile catalog and notice a new look?
Check out our instructional video about how to use the new format to search for items and place holds!
Spotlight on Database: Black Freedom Struggle Website from Proquest
ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
Available at no cost, the content is curated around six time periods:
- Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
- The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
- Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
- The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
- The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
- The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)