Starting Monday, January 10, the library will change its hours due to staffing issues and COVID-19 concerns. The new hours will be in place through February 2022 and then re-evaluated. Learn more...
In-Person Programs and Conference Room Use Suspended; Group Study Rooms Restricted to 3 or Less; Masks Required in Library
Due to concerns about the recent increase in COVID-19 transmissions in the DC area, all in-person library programs and use of library conference rooms are suspended through January 31, 2022. Group study rooms may still be reserved, but are limited to groups of 3 or less. All visitors age 2 and over, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask in the library (and other City of Falls Church government buildings). Learn more...
You can access your account through the library's online catalog by entering your MRSPL card number and your password where prompted in the upper-right corner of the main catalog page.
See what you have checked out and when the items are due
Change your notification preferences
Bookmark interesting items for later
Request items not currently owned by the library (for purchase or Interlibrary Loan)
Defer reserves for a period of time
Opt to have automatic reserves ("Reserve Express") placed on new titles from popular authors when they are added to the library collection
Don't Know Your Password? Or Need Help Accessing Your Account?
Your MRSPL Card Number
Your MRSPL card number is the 14-digit number listed on the back of your library card and should start 22766.
Your Account Password
In most cases, your library account password defaults to the 10-digit phone number we have on record. Though, if you applied for your card online, you may have set a password when you filled out your application. If you are having difficulty with your password, please contact library staff and we will help you reset your password.
Once logged into you account, you can if you wish set a secure personalized password for you account.
Library patron records are strictly confidential and protected from disclosure by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
Code of Virginia
Read the Section 2.1-342 (B) code online. In accordance with authority provided in the Virginia Code, the Mary Riley Styles Public Library will deny to any other individual or entity information on:
Patron circulation records
Patron registration records
Reference questions asked by individuals
You have the right to receive information about your own record after providing personal identification when making an inquiry.
This means the following things:
Patrons may receive information about their own records only (details about a missing book, for example).
Patrons may pay fines for other family members, but can be told only the amount due, not the specific titles overdue or missing.
Upon request, specific titles of overdue materials or information on fines due will be emailed or texted to the person who has checked the items out.
Notification of reserves placed on library materials will be emailed or texted to the patron who placed the reserve.
Reserved materials may be picked up by someone who has the patron's card, has written authorization from the patron, or who has been given permission to pick up the patron's holds via a note on the patron's account.
Exception: Parents or legal guardians may opt to have full or limited access to the records of their dependents under the age of 14 by filling out a form at the Circulation Desk. Upon reaching the age of 14 a child's record becomes fully confidential.
The text of the library's confidentiality policy, adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, is available for examination. Any problems relating to the privacy of a patron through the records of the library may be referred to the Library Director.