Arlington County Government offices & services are operating on modified schedules for the Labor Day holiday. Visit the County website for more information.
Library Operations Updates
On August 25 around 1:45 p.m., there was an incident that began outside of Central Library. A man ran into the lobby for help. He was followed by the suspect. Library staff called 911. The suspect is now in police custody, and the injured man was taken to the hospital for treatment. The preliminary police investigation indicates this incident was limited to the involved individuals and there is no ongoing threat to the community.
UPDATE AUGUST 10: All service has been restored.
We are currently experiencing connection issues with our ProQuest databases, resulting in full and partial outages.
The affected products include:
- Ancestry Library Edition
- The Washington Post Historical
- ProQuest Newspapers
- ProQuest Major Daily Newspapers.
We're working with the vendor on a resolution, and apologize for the inconvenience.
RESOLVED: Saturday, July 30
Arlington County is experiencing an unexpected phone and call center outage.
If you need to contact the Library during this time, please visit us in person, or use the email forms on the Contact Us page.
We apologize for any inconvenience the phone outage may cause.
On July 16, Arlington Public Library will resume Saturday service of the garden tool lending library, The Shed, located at Central Library.
The Shed will be open on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., until October 1, 2022.
The garden tool lending library is available to Arlington residents and property owners, age 18+, with a library card and features hundreds of free tools including hedge shears, pole pruners and pruning saws.
For more information on The Shed, visit https://library.arlingtonva.us/theshed
Arlington County Government offices and services are operating on modified schedules for the July 4th holiday.
Library holds set to expire on Monday, July 4 will be held for pickup until Tuesday, July 5.
All Library locations will be closed Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20, in honor of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, and is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of that event.
UPDATE: Resolved 6/9/2022, 3:45 p.m.
The Library App is experiencing technical issues that may affect search results and access to library catalog information.
Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
Please check back for updates.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States, for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
Arlington County Government offices and services operate on modified schedules for the Memorial Day holiday. Visit the Arlington County website to learn more.
11:10 a.m. update:
Power has been restored and Aurora Hills Library is fully operational again.
Aurora Hills Library is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23. Currently, there is no power at Aurora Hills Library due to Sunday's heavy storms.
- Access to the library catalog and your Library Account will be unavailable.
- Public computers and Wi-Fi will not be available.
- Holds pickup and new item checkout will be available.
All other Library locations are operating normally.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back for updates.