Alfred Dickey Public Library

This library was built in 1918 in the Egyptian style popular at the time and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Recently restored, the building is home to a brand new childrens area (lower level), a Louis L'Amour interactive exhibit, and an Alfred Dickey display. 

The Alfred Dickey Public Library, one of the stops on the Louis L'Amour Trail. This building, that still serves as a public library, was the library Louis visited while he was growing up here in Jamestown. It was also one of the places that helped to stimulate Louis' love for the written word. Visit the Louis L'Amour exhibit to learn about his life and family in Jamestown, as well as his professional career. 

The James River Library System offers programming year-round. Be sure to check their website for upcoming events. 


Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM




105 3rd Ave SE in the heart of downtown Jamestown