Colonial Beach's library is a 4,700 square foot facility with over 24,000 items formally known as the Abraham and William Cooper Memorial Branch. Designed by The Lukmire Partnership of Arlington, Virginia, it was funded by a donation from the Douglas Cooper Family and by Friends Of The Library fundraising activities.
Starting out in 1972 in a church basement, it moved to a location on Hawthorn Street five years later and in 2000, it moved to it's present location on Washington Avenue.
The facility sometimes doubles as a driver improvement course test site, thanks to the availability of a classroom onsite. It also offers things like computer classes, kids, teen and adult movie nights, children's storytime, afternoon tea and game nights. See our Events calendar page for dates and times.
Abraham and William Cooper Memorial Branch
20 Washington Avenue
Colonial Beach, VA 22443-2337
804-472-3820 or 540-372-1144 FAX: 804-224-1330
Hours of operation:
Monday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Tuesday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Metered parking from May through October on Washington Avenue in front of the library. There is a marked handicap spot as well. Side streets have free parking. There's also transit service, so come on down!
There are a few free little library streetside weatherproof bookcases around town. One is located at 12th and Meyers and there's another on Irving Avenue in front of Neil and Terry's house (the one with the giant Adirondack chair in the yard).
Holidays and Closures in 2024: