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Curbside and Virtual Services

Quick Info About Library Services During the Pandemic

Updated March 22, 2021

Temporary Hours for All Branch Locations as of March 22, 2021

Express services available at all locations for in-person visits of up to 30 minutes daily:

while curbside services continue to be offered Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Learn more about curbside services.)

Normal circulation procedures resumed on August 1, 2020. 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. External 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. Inside WiFi use is limited to Express Services time constraints.

Are there any library resources I can use when branches are closed or after my 30 minute visit?

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 via Curbside Services during Curbside hours or self-pickup during Express Service hours. 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 at this time.

Are you accepting book donations?

No donated materials are accepted at this time.

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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