Library

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Administrative Office: 8:30–4:30 M–F

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jessica Hudson,
Director

Richard Byrd Library

Richard Byrd Library

Community Branch Hours:
Community branch hours are: Monday - Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Wednesday - 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: Sandy Freund
Board Trustee Member: Willard O. Jasper - Lee District
Volunteer Coordinator: Dottie Jordan (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: 18 Internet stations with Microsoft Office plus wireless access is available.

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

Languages Spoken:
Please call the library to see when the foreign language speaker is available. French, Hindi, Spanish

Phone Menu

703-451-8055
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