For Visitors

Welcome! The RBC Library is open to the public, and anyone may use our computers. Access to our online databases is also available freely to anyone who visits the library. Direction and information about parking is available here.


Printing and Scanning

The RBC Library charges visitors $0.05 per page for all black and white copying and printing. Color printing is available at the circulation desk for $0.25 per page. Save your document to a flash drive, and bring it up to the desk.


The copier is also a scanner. You can scan photos or documents, but you must save them to a flash drive.


Circulation Policies

The RBC Library does allow members of the community and all alumni to checkout books (not DVDs) at no charge. Community patrons include non-students residing in the Tri-Cities area, defined as Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County. All other patrons outside of the Tri-Cities may use materials in-house.


All borrowers must be 16 years old, provide a picture ID and SSN, and adhere to all policies. Fill out the registration form and bring it to the front desk. A parent or guardian must sign this form if you’re under 18.


Materials Loan Period Renewals Fines Number of Items
Books 4 weeks 1 $.25/day Total of 2 items
Audio Recordings 4 weeks 1 $.25/day
All other materials are on-site use only


  • All lost or damaged materials are charged at a $50.00 standard fee per item.
  • Patrons who have $5.00 or more in fines will not be allowed to check out any materials from the library until the fine is paid.
  • Return of materials in a timely fashion is the responsibility of the borrower. Overdue notices are sent out as a courtesy.
  • Any item that is 150 days overdue is assumed to be lost and the patron will be put on the Virginia Debt Set-Off program. Items subsequently returned will be assessed the $25.00 per item overdue fee.
  • Borrowing records are confidential and are protected by Virginia state law which prohibits release of information pertaining to specific materials that a patron has borrowed. The USA Patriot Act did expand the investigative powers of law enforcement.