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Local History/Special Collections is located inside the Barrett Branch Library and has different hours of operation. Please note the hours below.

Hours & Location
Mon, Feb 17 Closed
(George Washington Day)
Tue, Feb 18 2:00PM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 Closed
Fri, Feb 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 Closed

717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703.746.1706
Fax: 703.746.1720
About the branch

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

Upcoming Events
Sat, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sprouse Rare Book Room
Learn about what is available and what resources are available for researching the history of women in Alexandria at the Local History and Special Collections Branch.

Tue, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Second Floor
Learn basic ways you can store and protect your own valuable personal photographs and papers with archival methods used by our own Special Collections.