Library Branch Info:

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: —Open 6 Days (hours vary)—

TTY 711

7250 Commerce Street
Springfield VA 22150-3499

Valerie Suttee,
Branch Manager

Richard Byrd Library


Effective Monday, Jan. 11, all Fairfax County Public Library branches will provide curbside (Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and virtual services only.

Please stay home if you're sick, if you've been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or if you're awaiting your own COVID-19 test results.

We will continue to offer robust virtual programming for all ages, which can be found on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. Learn about the top 10 ways to access FCPL resources at home.

Please find more pandemic-related information on the county’s COVID-19 webpage or the emergency blog.

Richard Byrd Library

Community Branch Hours:
Community branch hours are: Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

703-451-8055 | TTY: 711

The Richard Byrd Library originally began as a storefront in 1958. The building at the current location opened in March 1965 and was completely renovated in 2010. The library received certification with a Gold rating under the Leadership Energy Environmental Design (LEED) program, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. A distinctive feature of the new library is our weathervane, an accurate replica of the airplane flown by Admiral Byrd during his exploration of Antarctica and his flight over the South Pole.

We offer free Internet access, technology tutoring, programs for children and adults, a weekly English conversation group, and meeting space for the Springfield community. The library has books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and recorded books. Reflecting the diversity of our community, we provide materials for learning English and a World language collection for all ages.

Branch Contacts

Branch Manager: Valerie Suttee
Board Trustee Member: Mr. Keith Foxx - Lee District
Volunteer Coordinator: Chris Duggan (find volunteer opportunities at Richard Byrd)
Friends Group President: Judy Perry

Available Facilities

Access Services: ZoomText

Display Cases: One

Book Sale: Ongoing; Two large book sales per year.

Meeting Areas:

Reservations can be made for regular hours and extended hours.
(Number of chairs limited, call branch to check availability)
Meeting Room: capacity 150
Conference Room: 10
Group Study: capacity 4
Quiet Study Room: Yes

Branch Services

Internet Access: 21 Internet stations with Microsoft Office plus wireless access is available.

Parking: 100 parking spaces, 5 accessible spaces, 3 of which are van-accessible.

Languages Spoken:
Languages spoken by staff at our branch include: Bengali, French, Hindi, Telugu, and Vietnamese.
Please call to find out when a speaker of a specific language may be available to help.

Public Transportation

Metrobus Routes 18J, 18G, 18 H and 18P. For further information, see the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority site.

Fairfax Connector Routes 310, 321 and 322.

Phone Menu

1: Hours and location
2: Renew books and account information, overdue and lost books
3: Library programs and meeting room
4: Items on hold or shelf check
5: Reference information or to place a hold
6: Management team directory
9: Repeat the menu

Library-Affiliated Organizations

Friends of the Richard Byrd Library

Richard Byrd Library Events   
Fairfax Virtual Assistant