MISSION STATEMENT : William Smith Morton Library supports its two contributing schools (Union Presbyterian Seminary and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond) by providing integrated access to and training in the use of resources in traditional formats as well as information technology that can facilitate the teaching, learning and research of students and faculty. Within the bounds of this curricular focus, the Library also seeks to offer resources to congregations, their members and others for their study and growing understanding of Christian faith and practice.
Mailing Address for the Richmond Library
William Smith Morton Library
Union Presbyterian Seminary
3401 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
Driving directions to the campus
From the North or West
Driving south on Interstate 95 from Washington or driving east on Interstate 64 from Charlottesville (the two routes merge in Richmond for a mile), take Exit 78 (Boulevard) and follow signs for Union Presbyterian Seminary. From the exit ramp, turn left on Boulevard, Route 161 north. Proceed to a traffic light, and turn right onto Westwood Avenue. Follow Westwood to its intersection with Brook Road. Turn left onto Brook Road. The Union Presbyterian Seminary campus is immediately on your right. Park in front of Watts Hall or on Brook Road.
From the South or East
Driving north on Interstate 95 or driving west on Interstate 64 (the two routes merge in Richmond for a mile), take Exit 78 (Boulevard) and follow signs for Union Presbyterian Seminary. From the exit ramp, bear right onto Hermitage Road. Turn right onto Brookland Parkway. Follow Brookland Parkway to its intersection with Brook Road. Turn left onto Brook Road. Follow Brook Road to the next traffic light at Westwood Avenue. Union Presbyterian Seminary is ahead on your right. Park in front of Watts Hall or on Brook Road.
Arriving by Plane, Bus, or Train
If arriving by taxi or limousine service from Richmond International Airport or the Greyhound, Mega Bus, or Amtrak stations, ask the driver to take you to Union Presbyterian Seminary at 3401 Brook Road in Richmond.
Patron Lounge and Cafe
Here in the Morton Library, there is a comfortable Patron Lounge, providing a refrigerator, a microwave, an electric kettle, a hot & cold bottled water dispenser, and some supplies for preparing drinks (you may bring your own Keurig pods). We’ve got two nice sofas in there and power strips for recharging your devices. There are also tables where several people can snack and work together. Two newer desktop computers have been installed there, with a networked laser printer. This space is available any time the Library is open.
A coffee shop and cafe is available in Richmond Hall, offering coffee and tea, some meals and snacks. Richmond Hall is accessible to students, faculty and staff of Union and BTSR. Visitors need to sign out a guest card to have access to the building (for more information, please ask at the Circulation Desk). Please note that payment at the cafe must be made using a credit or debit card — no cash will be accepted. Normal open hours for the Richmond Hall cafe are :
Sept – May
8:00 am – 10:30 am, Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri breakfast
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri lunch
On Wed, Community Lunch only
Closed Sat and Sun
June – Aug
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Mon – Thurs lunch
Closed Fri – Sun