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LIBRARY REOPENING

Last Updated: April 4, 2022

On April 4, 2022, all Alexandria Library branches returned to normal operating levels. Masks are encouraged but not required in Library facilities. This follows guidance from the City making masks optional in most settings. Based on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels, Alexandria and most of Northern Virginia is currently at a low COVID-19 community transmission rate.

The Library will continue to follow guidance from the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD), and will adjust policy for City government facilities as necessary to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. Any future changes to Library operations or policies due to COVID-19 will be available on this webpage.

 

MASKS & BUILDING PROCEDURES

 

The Library is currently operating at a 100% occupancy rate, including staff.

Face masks are encouraged but not required in Alexandria Library facilities.

No food is allowed in the Library, however covered drinks will be permitted.

 

 

MEETING ROOMS & PROGRAMS

 

Meeting rooms are open and available for use.

In-person programming has resumed, although some programs may remain virtual. Please double-check the event details before an event.

Visit our event calendar to see a full listing of Library events.

 

 

CURBSIDE SERVICES

 

Curbside Service is available at each branch and can be scheduled here.

 

 

PASSPORT SERVICES

 

Passport service is available by appointment only at the Beatley Central and Barrett Branch libraries. See the passports page for more information.

 

 

CLEANING

 

All branches will continue to receive regular, thorough cleanings.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS & FRIENDS

 

We are welcoming all volunteers and friends who wish to donate their time and skills to Library. 

Visit alexlibraryva.org/volunteer to check out available opportunities.

 

 

HOURS & LOCATIONS

BEATLEY CENTRAL
Sun:  1 pm - 5 pm
Mon:  10 am - 8 pm
Tues:  10 am - 8 pm
Wed:  10 am - 8 pm
Thurs:  10 am - 8 pm
Fri:  10 am - 5 pm
Sat:  10 am - 5 pm
 
TALKING BOOKS *
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
Mon: 10 am - 8 pm
Tues: 10 am - 8 pm
Wed: 10 am - 8 pm
Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm
Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
 
BURKE BRANCH 
Sun:  1 pm - 5 pm
Mon:  10 am - 8 pm
Tues:  10 am - 8 pm
Wed:  10 am - 8 pm
Thurs:  10 am - 8 pm
Fri:  10 am - 5 pm
Sat:  10 am - 5 pm
 
LAW LIBRARY
Sun: Closed
Mon: 9 am - 2 pm
Tues: 9 am - 2 pm
Wed: 9 am - 2 pm
Thurs: 9 am - 2 pm
Fri: 9 am - 2 pm
Sat: Closed

BARRETT BRANCH
Sun:  1 pm - 5 pm
Mon:  10 am -8 pm
Tues:  10 am - 8 pm
Wed:  10 am -8 pm
Thurs:  10 am - 8 pm
Fri:  10 am - 5 pm
Sat:  10 am - 5 pm
 
LOCAL HISTORY *
Sun: Closed
Mon: 10 am - 8 pm
Tues: 10 am - 8 pm
Wed: 10 am - 8 pm
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
 
DUNCAN BRANCH 
Sun: 1 pm -  5 pm
Mon: 10 am - 8 pm
Tues: 10 am - 8 pm
Wed: 10 am - 8 pm
Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm
Fri:  10 am - 5 pm
Sat: 10 am - 5 pm

* BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT THE BRANCH TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

 

 

TEMPORARY CARDS

 

Temporary cards will remain active for 14 days past the issue date. Patrons may visit any branch or make a curbside appointment to have a temporary card converted to a permanent card.

More information about temporary and permanent cards can be found at alexlibraryva.org/library-card.

 

 

COMPUTERS

 

Access to computers is available with no time limit, unless there are other patrons waiting, in which case a 2-hour time limit applies.

More information on computer and internet services at each branch can be found at alexlibraryva.org/computers.

 

 

DONATIONS

 

Material donations are being accepted at Beatley, Barrett, and Duncan locations.

Please see the donate page for more information.