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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.

Colonial Beach Library

Facilities include:

  • Public-access computers
  • Printing, Scanning, Copying and Faxing service
  • After-hours drive-up book drop-off
  • Wireless internet access
  • Meeting room with a seating capacity of 50

  • Public art displays in the meeting room hallway
  • Notary Public onsite (but call ahead to confirm availability)
  • AED Defibrillator
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Water Fountain
  • 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
    Sunday CLOSED

    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!

    Free Little Library

    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:

    • CLOSED: George Washington DayMonday, February 19, 2024 Closed All Day
    • CLOSED: Staff TrainingFriday, May 3, 2024 Closed All Day
    • CLOSED: Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024 Closed All Day
    • Early Closing: Potomac River Festival Parade Saturday, June 8, 2024 Closes early: 11:00am
    • CLOSED: Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Closed All Day
    • CLOSED: Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2024 Closed All Day
    • CLOSED: Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2024 Closed All Day
    • CLOSED: Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 27, 2024 Closed All Day
    • CLOSED: Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28, 2024 - Friday, November 29, 2024 Closed All Day
    • Early Closing: Holiday Parade Saturday, December 7, 2024 Closes early: 1:00pm
    • CLOSED: Christmas Tuesday, December 24, 2024 - Wednesday, December 25, 2024 Closed All Day
    • CLOSED: New Year's Tuesday, December 31, 2024 - Wednesday, January 1, 2025 Closed All Day

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