Due to building maintenance, Cooper Branch is closed until further notice. Beginning Monday, September 24, Cooper customers can pick up their holds at the Montross Branch

John Musante Porter Branch

John Musante Porter Branch

2001 Parkway Boulevard
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 540-372-1144
Public Fax: 540-659-1909 or 540-659-8309

Classes & Events Calendar
Book Sales


  • Monday 9 - 9
  • Tuesday 9 - 9
  • Wednesday 9 - 9
  • Thursday 9 - 9
  • Friday 9 - 5:30
  • Saturday 9 - 5:30
  • Sunday 1 - 5:30

See holiday closings

Branch Manager: Lena Gonzalez Berrios, ext. 7330, lena.berrios@crrl.org

Branch Facilities

The Porter Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is a 23,000 square foot building located in Stafford County, VA. The Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted to name the branch for their chair, John Musante Porter, a library advocate, after he passed away in June of 1992 shortly before the branch was scheduled to open.

Computers and Internet: All branches have public-access computers and wireless Internet access.

MakerLab: STEM exploration space for all ages to enjoy hands-on learning with a wide variety of high and low-tech equipment and activities. 

Meeting Rooms: 100-seat meeting room, which can be partitioned to make two smaller rooms for 50, and additional 20-seat meeting room. Ask about a meeting room.

Exhibits: Two display cases and picture rail in Atrium; Atrium features monthly art exhibits of local artists.

Notary Services: On duty during most branch hours, but call ahead to be certain authorized staff is available. 

Parking: 92 off-street parking spaces around the building

Accessibility Features: 5 accessible parking spaces, ramps at both entrances, wheelchair accessible button to open all outside doors, no interior stairs, accessible restrooms, magnifier/reader and a magnifying glass available at the adult reference desk, walker with basket available at front desk.

Transportation: The Fred Stafford D4, D7, and D8 buses stop at the library. See maps and schedules at www.ridefred.com.

Directions & Map

From I-95:

  • Exit I-95 at the Garrisonville exit, north of Fredericksburg (143 B) and south of Washington D.C. (143 B).
  • You will exit onto Route 610 or Garrisonville Road.
  • Follow Garrisonville Road west about 3 miles.
  • At the stoplight for Parkway Boulevard, turn left into the Park Ridge subdivision. (Beyond the light is the Stafford water tower. If you pass it you've gone too far.)
  • Drive about 1/2 mile on Parkway Boulevard and you will see the Porter Branch on the left.
  • Park Ridge Elementary is directly across the street.