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Library Express, Curbside, and Virtual Services

Curbside service is available at all branches Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Curbside Services

Pickups

Starting June 27th, Curbside Services will expand to include Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Starting July 13th, returns will no longer need to be staggered on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Starting August 1st, normal circulation procedures resume. This includes item due dates, fine assessment, and holds expiration.

Fairfax County Public Library’s Curbside pickup of holds and grab bags began Monday, June 1; Saturday hours began June 27. Curbside pickup hours at all branches are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the bottom of this page.) To pick up your holds: 

  • Please park in the designated area of your library’s lot and call the branch phone number posted on the sign. Branch phone numbers can also be found online on individual branch webpages.
  • Provide your library card number to staff on the phone and remain in your car until your holds have been deposited on the pickup table and library staff have returned to the building.
  • Do not return library materials to staff or the pickup tables.
  • 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.

In addition to picking up holds, you may request a particular book or a staff-selected grab bag based on reading level and preferences by calling the branch.

  • Contacting the library with requests ahead of time will provide a faster pickup experience.
  • Please cancel unwanted holds prior to arriving for pickup. If you cannot cancel a hold online, call the branch library where the hold is waiting and let them know.
  • All returned library materials should be deposited in the library’s book drop.

FCPL’s Curbside Services Are Completely Contactless

At no point will you physically interact with the library staff helping you. Other steps we are taking in our curbside pickup process for the safety of staff and patrons include:

  • Library staff will wear cloth face masks, and we encourage you to do so, too.
  • Books will be packaged in a plastic bag to streamline handling.
  • The pickup table will be disinfected regularly.

Returns

All returned items are quarantined for 7 days before being checked-in. Please be patient as they will still show on your account during that time.

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.

Do not return library materials to staff or the pickup tables. 

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