Address: 11 Winchester Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8500 - then press "2"
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Fauquier County Public Library's Warrenton Library and garden is situated in the heart of Old Town Warrenton steps from Main Street and many historical attractions. The library's administrative office and its Virginiana collection are located in the Warrenton Library. Its garden and upper level entrance are located on Winchester Street.
The Warrenton Library’s former home, the John Barton Payne Building, is across the street from the library’s front entrance. The upper floor meeting room at the John Barton Payne Building is available to rent. The Friends of the Fauquier Library Book Cellar is housed in the building’s basement (entrance on Waterloo Street).
Frequently Called Extensions
- Circulation Desk .... 1
- Children's Reference .... 2
- Adult Reference .... 3
- Library Administration .... 4
- Renew Materials .... 5
Events/Programs at Warrenton Library
More about the John Barton Payne Building
The gracefully columned John Barton Payne Building was home to the Warrenton Library from 1924 through 1982, the building lends itself to hosting a variety of events. Folding tables and chairs are available for large meetings, conferences, retreats, receptions and weddings. A galley kitchen is equipped with a full-size oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. Wireless Internet access is also available throughout the building.
A large conference table sits before a decorative fireplace, above which hangs a large oil painting of John Barton Payne, who served as Secretary of the Interior under President Woodrow Wilson and was president of the American Red Cross for 14 years. Judge Payne donated funds in 1922 to build the first permanent home for the Warrenton Library.