Director's Message

Welcome to the Meherrin Regional Library, serving Brunswick County, Greensville County, and the City of Emporia. The library offers assistance and services to the citizens of this region. We strive to provide excellence in public service and up to date resources to fill our community’s informational needs. Please explore our website and you will find a wide range of information, from local history to modern technology, our library has it all. 

As a key community center, our libraries offer meeting room spaces, WI-FI, public access computers, programs, events, outreach, and more. Whether it is Pre-K, primary, elementary, middle school, high school, college, or the self-learner the library provides academic resources, reader’s advisory, and the skills needed for lifelong learning. Within our website are all the digital tools to make your virtual library experience easy and fun. You can access your library account, download books, magazines, audiobooks, music, games, and more. If you like Apps we have those too! Download and enjoy access 24/7 with our free and popular Overdrive, PressReader, Find It VA, and Magzter apps. You never have to worry about late fees or return dates.

The staff of both the Brunswick County Library and W.E. Richardson, Jr. Memorial Library offers assistance with computer help, job searches and resume building. Our library staff is here to help you with all of your informational and educational needs. In addition we offer inter-library loans, story-times, and community partnerships. Each library has rare and unique information on local history and local family genealogy.

Our 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 welcomes your comments and suggestions. Find us on Facebook at  If I can assist you, please call me at 434.848.2418 or email me at

Becky S. Walker, Library Director