Richard Byrd Library

Richard Byrd Library
7250 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150

The Richard Byrd Library is a library in Springfield.

The library originally opened as a storefront library in the Springfield Post Office at 6614 Backlick Road on January 22, 1958.[1][2] In March 1965 the library moved to a permanent, purpose-built facility.[2]

The library closed on November 1, 2008 for renovations, and the 43-year-old building was gutted to the bare walls and rebuilt to a design by BeeryRio Architects + Interiors. While the library was being renovated, its collection was moved to the second floor of the Bank of America building at 6315 Backlick Road. The library reopened in 2010.


  1. "Richard E. Byrd Library Dedicated in Springfield." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 1. Jan 21 1958. ProQuest. Web. 12 Dec. 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Happy Birthday, Byrd: Richard Byrd Library in Springfield Celebrates 40 Years on Commerce Avenue." The Connection Newspapers. Connection Newspapers, 8 Mar. 2005. Web. 21 Dec. 2013.

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