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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! 


Update: 7/29/2020

Welcome back!

The Richmond Memorial Library has re-opened for limited services, including:

  • browsing and circulating the library collection
  • placing holds on materials using our online catalog or by calling 585-343-9550 x3
  • reference services
  • faxing, photocopying
  • limited computer access
  • virtual library programs
  • community room reservations for groups of up to 25 people wearing appropriate face coverings

Sorry, the library is NOT yet open for:

  • sitting
  • reading
  • gathering
  • playing
  • in-person library programs of more than 25 people

For the safety of library staff, any library patron who is over two years of age must cover their nose and mouth with an appropriate mask or cloth face-covering in order to enter and remain inside of the library building.  Library patrons who are unable to medically tolerate a face-covering may request exemption or accommodation by contacting the Library Director by telephone or email at 585-343-9550 x 7 or

Please return most materials (books, movies, music, etc.) to the drive-up or walk-up book returns located outside of the library.  Materials unsuited for book returns (ie. board games, Playaway devices) can be returned inside of the library.  Sorry, we cannot accept donated materials until further notice.



Board of Trustees meetingMon, May 10th - 6:30 PM
Museum Of Bad Art: MOBA 101Tue, May 18th - 7:00 PM
Library CLOSED for staff workshopThu, May 20th - 12:00 AM

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: 

  1. Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

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Click the links below for more information and to register! You may also register at the reference desk.

Museum of Bad Art Virtual Art Talk- Tuesday, May 18 at 7 pm on Zoom- Museum of Bad Art 101

Click here to find more programs, including in-person programming.



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