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 Manager: Valerie Suttee
Board Trustee Member: Willard O. Jasper - Lee District
Volunteer Coordinator: Shahana Parvas (find volunteer opportunities at Richard Byrd)
Friends Group President: Judy Perry
Access Services: ZoomText
Display Cases: One
Book Sale: Ongoing; Two large book sales per year.
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
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 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.
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.
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
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035