The Library is prioritizing access to library collections and core library services, and introducing new operating hours across the system. Library locations and services are reopening in stages, based on the availability of staffing.
Library visitors age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask while inside all Library facilities. Learn more.
Monday/Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday/Thursday: 12 - 7 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Returning to the Library
|What Are You Looking For?||Available||Coming Soon||Not Available|
|Center for Local History||By Appointment|
|The Shed: Garden Tool Lending||Closed for 2021|
|The Shop Makerspace||TBA|
|Cherrydale||Opens September 7|
|Glencarlyn||Opens September 7|
|Friends Book Store at Central Library||✓|
|Friends Book Stores at Other Locations||Fall 2021|
|Indoor Seating and Work Spaces||✓|
|Fine Payments in Person at the Library||✓|
|Purchase Earbuds / Flashdrives||✓|
|Bathrooms / Water Fountains||✓|
|Community Bulletin Boards||✓|
|Central Library Parking Garage||During Library Hours Only|
|Copier||Available at Aurora Hills, Central and Westover|
|Snacks in the Library||✓|
|Notary Services||Not Available|
|Central Auditorium Holds Pickup||Discontinued|
|Express Library Service||Discontinued|
|Other Donations (AFAC, glasses, cell phones, etc.)||✓|
|Children's Toys in Public Areas||TBA|
Details subject to change. Last update: September 2, 2021.
Service Update News
Cash registers at Library service desks will also be unavailable.Read More
Payment in person at Library service desks is unaffected.Read More
Book drops at all other open Library locations remain available.Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions
Book donations will be accepted by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library at all open Library locations after August 6.
The answers to most common questions about donations can be found on the Friends of the Arlington Public Library website. If you don't find the information you are looking for, use this form to contact us.
In person - Use cash or credit/debit at any open Library location.
Online - Log into your Library account and go to Fines and Messages.
By Mail - Send payment by check or money order (payable to Treasurer of Arlington County) and include library card number.
Address mail to:
1015 N. Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22201
We are in the process of welcoming back our pre-existing, trained volunteers. At the moment we are unable to accommodate new volunteers, but we will do so as soon as possible.
All individuals age two and older who enter Arlington Public Library buildings are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more.
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