Curbside Pickup

  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...

Curbside website image- meeScan

Curbside Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday Closed

School Pickup and Drop Off Road Closures

Some roads, including parts of Oak Street near the library trailer, are blocked during pickup and drop off times at TJ Elementary School. We still provide curbside service during these times, though you will not be able to drive up and park directly in front of the trailer during these times so we recommend scheduling your visit around them if possible.
  • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 
    • 8:35am - 8:50am
    • 3:45pm - 4:00pm
  • Wed: 
    • 8:35am - 8:50am
    • 1:10pm - 1:30pm

meeScan - our NEW curbside pickup app!meeScan pickup patron view

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 items through 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

  • 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.