At Shirlington and Westover
In November 2020, the Arlington County Board approved bringing back limited temporary workers to assist in reopening the Shirlington and Westover Branches for Express Library Service. (The County continues to have a hiring freeze, in place since March 2020, for permanent Library staff.)
Opening Date to be Determined
While an opening date is not yet set, we want to provide a more detailed view of the new service. Library staff have been working hard behind the scenes to configure the two branches.
When Express Library Service opens at Shirlington and Westover, patrons will be able to:
- Browse collections for up to 30 minutes
- Check out materials
- Pick up holds
- Use self-serve checkout stations
- Use the public single-stall restrooms
All other services will be unavailable, including public seating, meeting rooms and public computers.
Proposed Open Hours
Hours and days are subject to change.
- Tuesday through Thursday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Safety Remains a Top Priority
Arlington Public Library continues to work closely with the Arlington County Government leadership and the Department of Public Health to make decisions about Library operations.
We are carefully considering the safety of library staff and patrons, and the operating status of the Express Library Service locations will be re-evaluated every two weeks going forward.
Ongoing Library Service
At this time, the Holds Pickup Service at Central Library will continue to operate as scheduled and patrons can use online services 24x7.
Thank you for your continued patience. We are eager to reconnect with more library patrons in 2021.
If you have a question that requires a response, need help accessing your Library account or placing holds, please contact us by phone, online chat or text.