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Library Express, Curbside, and Virtual Services

Quick Info

Updated July 7th. All Fairfax County Public Library locations will re-open with limited services on July 13th. 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 will resume on August 1st. This includes:

  • items will be due after their normal circulation period;
  • fines will be assessed;
  • holds will begin expiring again if not picked up.
Please find more information on the County’s  COVID-19 webpage or the emergency blog.

Is Summer Reading happening this year?

Summer Reading is taking place June 12–Aug. 14, and the theme is “Imagine Your Story.” This year it will be a virtual program for children and adults. More information is available on the library’s website.

Can I still access the library's WiFi?

All library locations have limited wireless internet access. While branches are closed, WiFi access is available from parking lots from 6 am–10 pm, seven days a week.

Are there any library resources I can use while 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. When the library reopens for Library Express services, new applicants can visit their local library to pick up and validate their physical card.

What if my items are due while you are closed?

Fairfax County Public Library is accepting returns of borrowed materials. Please return borrowed FCPL materials to the book drop of any FCPL branch (except Lorton Library, which is closed for renovation). If you are returning Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials, please rubber band the materials and, if possible, wrap in a bag in order to protect the binding.
Normal circulation procedures will resume on August 1st. This includes:

  • items will be due after their normal circulation period;
  • fines will be assessed;
  • holds will begin expiring again if not picked up.

Please do not return library materials to staff or the curbside pickup tables. For more information about returns, please see our curbside services page.

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. Beginning August 1st, hold pick-up dates will no longer be extended. Please check your account for updated pick-up dates. No new ILL requests will be processed until further notice, as many other lending institutions are closed too.

What is the status of library programs?

All library-sponsored, in person programs are canceled through September 7th - 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 August 31st. Meeting rooms are not available as part 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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