Because of ongoing interior work to improve comfort and convenience at Central Library, the Virginia Room will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Thursday, May 9.
This will mean safely removing and storing the Virginia Room’s fragile historic collections to allow for new carpeting, painting and some reconfigurations including a new home for the Library’s Digital Projects Lab.
We apologize for any inconvenience and expect the Virginia Room space to reopen
on Wednesday, May 22 after Memorial Day. Researchers are encouraged to look for updates on the Library’s website, Twitter and Facebook accounts and to call ahead (703-228-5966) when planning to visit in late May and early June.
Once the research room and collections are again available, the Library’s community history program will officially be known as “Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History.” We think it will give potential users a better understanding of the program’s mission and scope.
The Library appreciates the continued support and understanding from its users as the Central renovations project picks up speed.