Library Services During COVID-19

  1. Temporary Location Closing July 10 to Begin Library Move

    The library renovation and expansion project is coming to an end and the outside of the new library building is looking great! There’s still work that needs to be done on the inside including moving our entire collection into its new home and setting up public and staff spaces. Our temporary location (at 601 S. Oak St.) will close permanently and we will suspend curbside pickup service starting July 10 at 5 pm so we can begin the process of moving back into our library building at 120 N. Virginia Ave, which will re-open on Monday, August 16, at 10 am. Learn more...

Available Library Services, Programs & Resources During COVID-19

Service or Program Status
Curbside Pickup Contactless curbside pickup service is available at the temporary library location at the 601 S. Oak St (in the trailers at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School): 
Monday-Thursday from 10 am - 7 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm
Book Drop & Returns The book drop outside 601 S. Oak St is available 24/7. Items may also be returned using our contactless curbside pickup service.
Adult, Children's & Teen Programs Book discussions, storytime, and many other adult, children's, and teen programs have moved online. Check our event calendar for a complete list of upcoming programs. 
Contacting Staff Staff continue to monitor phones, email, texts, and social media. Learn more...
Due Dates Due dates, which were automatically extended during the first months of COVID-19, resumed on October 1. Learn more...
eResources Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and music. Stream movies, TV shows, and lectures from the great courses. Access newspaper indexes, genealogical tools, and more! Learn more...
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)  Interlibrary Loan services will be suspended starting Friday, June 25, as we prepare to move back into our renovated library. Returns will be accepted using curbside service until we close the trailers. Interlibrary Loan requests will be accepted once we reopen to the public. Learn more...
Library Card Applications Don't have a card? Apply for one online and we will mail it to you!
Library to Your Door No-cost home delivery of library materials can be provided to any City of Falls Church resident who cannot use our curbside service because they are physically unable. Learn more...
Local History Collection The Local History Collection is in storage and inaccessible until the expansion and renovation of the library building (at 120 N. Virginia Avenue) is completed in May/June 2021. However, some historic photos, local death notices, and yearbooks can be accessed online. Learn more...
Quick Picks Don’t want to scour the online catalog for specific books? We can pull and reserve a random assortment of books for you to pick up curbside! Great for picture books and easy readers... but also for adult fiction and other genres/formats. Learn more...
What to Read Next Recommendations Need help finding good things to read? Tell us what you like and our library staff can make recommendations! Learn more...

UNAVAILABLE Library Services, Programs & Resources

  • Public Access to Library Building
  • Book Club to Go Kits
  • Book Donations
  • Book Sales
  • Computers, Printers, and Photocopiers
  • Exam Proctoring
  • In-Person Programs
  • Local History Room & Collection
  • Meeting and Study Rooms
  • Volunteer Opportunities in the Library