Director's Message

Welcome to the Meherrin Regional Library.  We are happy to offer library services and information assistance to the citizens of Brunswick County, the City of Emporia, and the County of Greensville, Virginia.  I hope you will find us at the library helpful and willing to work with you to meet your needs.  Please explore our website and regard it as your virtual library branch.  Our two branch physical locations are at Brunswick County Library, 133 W. Hicks Street, Lawrenceville, Virginia and the William E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library, 100 Spring Street, Emporia, Virginia.

The Library provides its citizens with information and skills needed for lifelong learning and success, both now and in the future.  In an increasingly complex world, our library is a place where people can go and get assistance with their information needs and with reader's advisory.  The website contains your connections to our online catalog of materials, an ability to download electronic books, magazines, and information to your devices, to connect with a live homework help source, and information about our programs.  Library staff provide such services as resume and job hunting assistance, student learning support and information, help with an extensive local history and genealogy materials collection, and in using our public meeting rooms.  We are a place where people from our communities gather and exchange information and community news.

I encourage citizens to check out our virtual branch website or either of our two branch locations.  On our website you will find information about our story-times, programs, electronic reading connections, and other useful digital connections.  Our library staff are here to help you with your information and educational needs so feel free to ask for what you need.  The Library welcomes your comments, suggestions, and any ideas which could help us to improve.  If I can assist you, please call me at 434.848.2418 or email me at

Polly J. Duffey, Library Director