The library building will be closed Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will remain closed (along with all City government buildings) on Tuesday, January 19, and Wednesday, January 20, out of an abundance of caution surrounding the Presidential Inauguration. There will be no curbside pickup service those 3 days. Read more...
COVID-19 Library Update
Due to COVID-19, the temporary library trailers at 601 S. Oak St. are closed to the public until further notice.
Contactless curbside pickup service is available to borrow items and the book drop is open for returns at 601 S. Oak St.
As part of the libraries long term commitment to continue curbside service beyond the pandemic, the library is introducing meeScan, a library app with curbside capacities. Through the app, you will be able to request curbside pickup and monitor progress of your curbside pickup request while staff prepares your items for you.
For more information about getting started with meeScan, click here!
How Curbside Pickup Works
1. Reserve your item online
You can reserve itemsthrough our online catalog. If you cannot get online, reserves can also be placed by calling the library at 703-248-5031 (TTY 711).
2. You'll be notified when your items are available for pickup
When your items are ready - usually with 48 hours - you will receive an automated notification via email or text with instructions for Curbside Pickup. If you do not have an email address listed in your account, library staff will call to alert you.
3. Pickup your items via curbside
Once notified, you can pickup your reserves curbside at 601. S. Oak Street anytime Monday-Thursday between 10 am and 7 pm or Friday-Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm.
When you arrive:
Open the trunk of your vehicle
Open the meeScan app and press START to notify staff you have arrived
Open the 'Pickup' tab and follow instructions in the app.
You will be able to monitor the progress of your curbside request through the app (see the image above for an example).
Staff will bring items out and place them in your trunk, keeping the interaction contactless for the safety of all!
Questions or trouble with the app? Call 703-248-5031
Quick Picks Options
Don’t want to scour the online catalog for specific books? Check out our Quick Pick options, especially useful for Picture Books and Easy Readers.
Safety for Both Patrons & Library Staff
Items that you borrow will have been quarantined in the library for at least 2 days.
Staff who bring your items out to you will practice social distancing (maintaining a separation of 6 ft) and will wear a mask. They will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer between drop-offs.
When you arrive to pick up your materials, please open your trunk and then stay in your car until library staff finishes delivering your items.