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Library Services During Closure

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Updated March 23rd. All Fairfax County Public Library full-services locations are closed indefinitely. Please note dates have been modified to remain consistent with the current status.
Please find more information on the County’s  COVID-19 webpage or the emergency blog.

Free WiFi
All library locations have limited wireless internet access.
While branches are closed, 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.

Can I get a library card?

Yes. The library has an online library card application that will provide you with a temporary card number. When the library reopens, 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?

Please do not return library materials while the library branches are closed.
Due dates for all physical materials were extended on Tuesday (March 17th); They were again extended on Monday (March 23rd) and will continue to be extended to ensure that no late fees accrue while FCPL branches are closed. Please check your account for new due dates. Overdue fines are suspended while library branches are closed to the public.

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

Hold pick up dates were extended on Tuesday (March 17th); they will continue to be extended beyond the closure dates. Please check your account for updated pick-up dates. Interlibrary loans will also be extended. 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 programs are canceled through May 31st.

What is the status of library meeting rooms?

All meeting room bookings are canceled through May 31st.

Are you accepting book donations?

No donated materials will be accepted while the library is closed to the public.

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

The Access Services library will continue to provide materials via mail to homebound customers.

Can I still access the library's WiFi?

While branches are closed, WiFi access is available from parking lots from 6 am–10 pm, seven days a week.

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

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

Thank you for your patience and support during this time. Feel free to email us at WWWLib@fairfaxcounty.gov or call at 703-324-3100 for more information.

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