Mechanicsville Branch Library

Mechanicsville Branch Library

7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Phone: 804-746-9615
Fax: 804-730-4292
Branch Manager: Kate Eminhizer

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

See directions & map

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Programs & Events

Reserve a Space at the Library

The Mechanicsville Branch Library has meeting rooms, a collaboration room, and study rooms you can reserve.

– Good for larger groups or presentations.

– Includes monitor with VGA/HDMI/audio port and controls.

How to Reserve a Room flyer (.pdf)

If you have any questions about which room is best for your needs, please contact your local branch library or e-mail

Meeting Room Features

  • Max Capacity: 90
  • Room Divider
  • 90 chairs
  • 13 tables
  • 5.5 cubic feet refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette area w/ sink
  • Podium
  • Whiteboard
  • 2 Projection screens
  • Monitor w/ HDMI/VGA/Audio port & audio controls
  • AV cart w/ a Blu-ray player & sound equipment
  • Ceiling mounted projector w/ HDMI/VGA/Audio port & audio controls

Mechanicsville Meeting Room Photos

Mechanicsville Meeting Room View 1  Mechanicsville Meeting Room View 2

Local Interest

Branch History

The Mechanicsville Branch opened on November 1, 1967 in one room. The collection contained about 1,000 books. Patrons recall that room as small and cozy, friendly and warm. The library eventually expanded to two rooms.  Population and collection growth eventually required that a new library be built. On moving day, a local food distribution company furnished a large truck and a driver to transfer the library's collection. Volunteers from local civic organizations provided the labor to move and re-shelve the books. The grand opening for the new branch took place on May 7, 1983.

In May 2006, the library conducted a project to solicit ideas from the community about a new branch library.  An architectural firm, The Lukmire Partnership, Inc., was hired to design the new branch,  and plans were submitted to Hanover County for approval.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held December 9, 2007.  Construction progressed through 2008, and on May 14, 2009, the former location of the Mechanicsville Library closed.  On Saturday May 16, 2009, many community volunteers and library staff helped moved books and other items to the new branch.  The new branch location opened to the public on Saturday May 30, 2009.

The new library has become very popular with the community, with books, CDs, and DVDs checked out by the bagful.  Our parking lot behind the building is often crowded before lunchtime and stays that way most of the day.  Visit the Mechanicsville Branch Library and see what we have to offer you!