William J. Howell Branch (formerly England Run)

England Run Branch

England Run is now Howell Branch

806 Lyons Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Phone: 540-372-1144
Fax: 540-899-1707

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: Mary Buck, ext. 7440, mary.buck@crrl.org

Branch Facilities

The Howell Branch is a 30,000 square-foot building that opened in 2010 in Stafford County. The building was designed and constructed following LEED specifications - find out more about the green initiatives incorporated in the building. 

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

Exhibits: Picture rail in the gallery hallway and meeting rooms 1 and 2.  Gallery hallway features monthly exhibits of local artists.

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: 180-seat room which can be partitioned to make two smaller rooms, one meeting room that seats up to 25 theater style and two smaller rooms that seat up to 8 around a table. Ask about a meeting room.

Study Rooms: 4 smaller rooms that seat up to 8 around a table are available to reserve for two hours. Contact the Research Desk to reserve up to one day in advance.

Notary Services: On duty during most branch hours by appointment. 

Parking: 120 off-street parking spaces around the building.

Accessibility Features: 5 accessible parking spaces, accessible drop-off location at front of the building, drive-up book drop, automatic doors, no interior stairs, accessible restrooms, wheelchair and 2 walkers available for use, one set FM transmitter and receiver.

Branch pictures: Click here to see on Flickr. 

Transportation: The Fred bus stops at the corner of Lyons Blvd and Plantation Drive.

Directions & Map

From I-95:

  • Exit I-95 at exit 133B to merge onto US-17/Warrenton.
  • Follow US-17 for about 1.4 miles, then turn right at Plantation Drive.
  • Continue on Plantation Drive for about 1 mile, then turn left on Lyons Blvd.
  • Turn left into the library parking lot.