Basic account services such as applying for and renewing library cards can be handled at the auditorium service points. The process is the same as for holds pickup.
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Do you need to wear a mask at the Library? Please read the County Visitor Face Covering Policy on the Arlington County Government Website.
The Library is unable to accommodate volunteers during this phase of reopening. We will welcome our volunteers back as soon as we can safely do so.
We regret that we cannot accept donations at any Library location at this time.
The Friends of the Arlington Public Library loves our supportive library community and greatly appreciate your desire to give us your gently used books, puzzles, games, CDs and DVDs.
Unfortunately, they cannot accept your donations at this time as:
- We do not have the space to store donations.
- The Friends and the Library do not have staff or volunteers to sort them.
- We cannot add staff or volunteers due to space/social distancing concerns.
- We do not know when the next book sale will be held and have no other mechanism for selling donations.
Until the Friends are able to accept donations again, all items left at the Library will be recycled. Please wait to make book donations until we are able to process them again.
If you want to support the Library and the Friends, please visit the Friends of the Arlington Public Library website to learn about other ways to help.
At this time, fines cannot be paid in person at the Library.
Make payments using a credit card - Log into your Library account and go to Fines and Messages.
Mail payment by check or money order - Make payable to Treasurer of Arlington County and include library card number. Mail to: Central Library, Attention: Circulation, 1015 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201
Daily library overdue fees were eliminated in the FY21 Arlington County Budget. No new daily overdue fees will accrue after July 1, 2020. Overdue fees of $ .30 per day, with a maximum overdue fee of $9.00 per item, charged before July 1, 2020 remain due on library accounts. Lost material fees and other service fees still apply.