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Library Express, Curbside, and Virtual Services

Quick Info

Updated October 1st. Meeting room closure extended through November 30th.

All Fairfax County Public Library locations are open with limited services, except Lorton, which is closed for renovations. Branch hours are Monday-Tuesday 10am - 8pm and Wednesday-Saturday 10am - 6pm. Curbside services will continue to be available Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Normal circulation procedures resumed on August 1st. This includes:

  • resuming regular circulation periods;
  • assessing fines on overdue materials;
  • expiration of holds that are not picked up.

Please find more information on the County’s  COVID-19 webpage or the emergency blog.

Can I still access the library's WiFi?

All library locations have limited wireless internet access. WiFi access is available from parking lots from 6 am–10 pm, seven days a week. There is no wifi access in the City of Fairfax Regional Library parking garage.

Are there any library resources I can use when branches are closed?

Yes. The library has many digital materials, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, Online Courses, and Research Databases. You will need a Library Card, if you do not already have one. If you are new to the library's digital resources, visit Getting Started with Digital for more details. You may also request a "Grab and Go" bag of books -- a staff selected set of books based on reading level and preferences -- by calling your local branch.

Can I get a library card?

Yes. The library's online library card application will provide you with a temporary card number or you can visit your local branch.

What about my holds? I was notified they were ready for pick-up.

Hold pick-up is available using Express Services for indoor pickup or via Curbside Services. Please check your account for pick-up dates.

What is the status of library programs?

Fairfax County Public Library branches will not resume in-person programming until Virginia enters Phase 4 of the COVID recovery - but many programs are being held online! Some details are provided on this guide's Digital Programs tabs. Check out a full list of our digital program offerings and register to attend, where required, using our event calendar.

What is the status of library meeting rooms?

All meeting room bookings are canceled through November 30th. Meeting rooms are not available as part of Library Express services.

Are you accepting book donations?

No donated materials will be accepted as part of Library Express services.

I am a homebound customer with your Access Services branch; will I still receive my items?

The Access Services library is currently open and providing services in person, via phone, mail, email, Overdrive, and BARD to our Talking Books, and Home Delivery customers.

I have questions about my account; what do I do?

Use our Ask Your Library service, email libaccountservices@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call Library Administration at 703-324-3100.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time.

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