Local History Room

NOTICE: Local History Room Closing on August 18, 2019 for Library Renovation 

The Local History Room will close on August 18 so staff can prepare the collection for storage during the Library Expansion & Renovation Project. The Room will reopen when the library renovation is completed in late 2020 or early 2021. Read more...

Local History Digital Collection & Index

Search our newly updated and expanded Local History Digital Collection & Index to find (and view) Falls Church related photographs, death notices, and records for thousands of items in the our Local History Room!

Schedule an Appointment

The Local History Room is accessible by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call our Reference Desk at 703-248-5035 (TTY 711) or send an email.


Have a local history question? Perhaps we can help! Send us an email or leave us a message on our Local History Room voice mail at 703-248-5140 (TTY 711).

You can also send us a letter by regular mail at:
Local History Room
Mary Riley Styles Public Library
120 N. Virginia Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
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