Temporary Location

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2020.02.07 Temp Location Map

MRSPL Temporary Location


601 S. Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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About Our Temporary Location During Construction

The library opened in its temporary location in the trailers at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (601 S. Oak St.) on Monday, March 9, 2020. Read the City Press Release...

Construction for the Library Expansion and Renovation Project at 120 N. Virginia Avenue is projected to last 12-14 months, with the renovated building opening in May 2021.


Where is the temporary location? And is there parking?

  • 601 S. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
  • We will be in the trailer next to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
  • The site is approximately 0.7 mi SW from our current location.
  • Street parking will be available by the trailer. Please be mindful of posted street signs. 

What hours will the temporary location be open?

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 am -9 pm
  • Wednesday: 1 pm - 9 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • NOTE: We will open at 9:30 am on weekday mornings to avoid overlapping with school drop offs.

What collections and services will be available at the temporary location?

  • About 1/3 of our current collection will be available. (The other 2/3 - including the entire Local History Collection - will be placed in storage and will be inaccessible until the renovated building reopens.)
  • We will continue to buy new books and other materials.
  • We expect to have wi-fi, 2 public computers, and a printer/copier shortly after opening.
  • Story times, book discussions, and other regular programming will continue to be scheduled in a room available in the temporary location. 
  • Limited seating will be available; however, there will not be work or study tables. 
  • Digital collections (ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, digital magazines, streaming movies) and online research tools will continue to be available 24/7.
  • Current issues of magazines and newspapers will be available. 
  • A book drop will be available outside the temporary location. 
  • The temporary location will initially be cash only until the credit card machine is operational. 

What phone numbers and mailing address should be used for the temporary location? 


  • All phone numbers for the library should redirect to the temporary location. 
  • All mail should continue to be sent to 120 N. Virginia Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046.  
  • See our Contact Us page for a complete list of phone numbers and contact information. 

Want to Learn More About the Library Expansion and Renovation? 


If you would like to learn more about the library expansion and renovation project, please:

  • Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/LibraryProject
  • Watch the 8 minute virtual tour, narrated by Library Director Jenny Carroll, of the planned interior layout and design. (video is linked on our website)
  • View the design layout billboards currently on display in the library
  • Ask at any of our service desks!