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...
Borrow a Thermal Camera from the Library!
The library now loans thermal cameras, which can be used to see hot and cold spots in your home where air is escaping or where insulation is insufficient. The camera attaches to your smartphone or tablet and runs off a free downloadable app.
Borrowing and Placing Holds
The cameras can be requested at the Circulation Desk.
There are four cameras:
Two for iOS (iPhone and iPad devices)
One for Android devices using USB-C
One for Android devices using Micro-USB
Cameras may be borrowed for 7 days and may be renewed if there are no holds on them.
Cameras may be placed on hold if they are not currently available.
Overdue fines accrue at $1/day. Lost or damaged cameras are billed at the replacement cost.
To reserve a camera, please visit our online catalog (search for "thermal cameras").
What's In the Box?
Each thermal camera comes with carrying bag, protective case, charging cord, instruction booklet, an explanation booklet for analyzing your findings, and a comment card.
Returning Camera When Finished
Cameras should be returned directly to the Circulation Desk and should be fully charged. Please DO NOT return cameras through the library's book drops.
Let us know what you think! Please fill out the included comment card when you return the device.
Before you spend, make sure you look for ways to save. There may be federal and state tax credits and deductions available for home energy improvements (search the web for "energy efficiency incentives" in your state). Your home energy providers (utility companies such as Dominion Virginia Power or Washington Gas) may also offer rebates and even cash payments, as well as energy saving ideas.
Funding for Cameras
The thermal cameras have been generously donated by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society. Additional thanks to Dominion Camera and the Energy Transition Subcommittee of the Environmental Sustainability Council of Falls Church.