Computers & Wi-Fi

  1. 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...

Wi-Fi Access

Free Wi-Fi is available in the temporary library location for patrons who bring their own laptops or other wireless portable devices. 

To access Wi-Fi in the library:

1. Choose the "Falls Church Public Library" network on your device.
2. No password is required to connect. 
3. Please note that this is an open, unsecured internet connection. 

Library Computers

  • The temporary library has two public computer stations.  
  • Computers cannot be reserved in advance. Use is first-come, first-serve with a waiting queue when needed.
  • Sessions are limited to 30 minutes. However, if no patrons are waiting for a computer, sessions will automatically be extended. 
  • MRSPL card holders may logon independently up to three times each day. 
  • Guest logons are available for anyone who does not have a card. 

Available Software

  • Windows 7
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Google Chrome
  • Office 2010 (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word) 


  • Black and white laser printing is available from all library computers at a cost of $0.15/page.
  • Patrons using the library's Wi-Fi are currently not able to print from their wireless devices.
  • Use of outside paper or other materials (like envelopes, labels, transparencies) is not permitted with library printers.

Disks & External Devices

Use of USB ("thumb") drives, CDs/DVDs, and other external devices (like cameras) is permitted so long as no external software needs to be loaded and the device is accepted by the computer's security software and profiled settings. Two gigabytes USB drives are also sold in the library for $8 + tax.


Patrons wishing to listen to audio on library computers or personal electronic devices must bring their own headphones. The library also sells ear bud headphones at for $1 + tax.

Internet Filtering

Internet access in the library, including Wi-Fi, is filtered in accordance with Section 22.1-70.2 and Section 42.1-36.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Internet, Wi-Fi, and Computer Use Policy

For more information, please view the library's Internet, Wi-Fi, and Computer Use policy.