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John Musante Porter Branch

Location & Hours

John Musante Porter Branch

2001 Parkway Boulevard
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 540-659-4909
Public Fax: 540-659-1909 or 540-659-8309

Classes & Events Calendar


  • 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: Rhonda Belyea, 540-659-4909,

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.

Meeting Rooms: 100-seat theater which can be partitioned to make two smaller rooms for 50, and additional 20-seat meeting room. Make reservations in advance.

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

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

Parking: 92 off-street parking spaces around building

Accessibility Features: 5 handicapped 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

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.