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Local History/Special Collections is located inside the Barrett Branch Library.  While the library is PHASE THREE, it is available by appointment only.

Hours & Location
We're closed Friday May 14 due to Staff Day (Tentative)
Mon, May 10 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 11 Closed
Wed, May 12 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, May 13 Closed
Fri, May 14 Closed
(Staff Day (Tentative))
Sat, May 15 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 16 Closed

717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703.746.1706
Fax: 703.746.1708
About the branch

While in PHASE THREE, this branch is only available by appointment only.

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 11Y
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT5/AT8
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus




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