Curbside Service

  1. The New Library Is Now Open!

    We've officially re-opened!. Come see - and use - our newly expanded and renovated library building at 120 N. Virginia Avenue. All visitors to the library (and other City buildings) are required to wear a mask. Learn more...

Curbside Service

Curbside Hours

Curbside Service will resume in the new building for limited hours:

  • Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm

meeScan - our NEW curbside pickup app!meeScan pickup patron view

As part of the libraries long term commitment to continue curbside service beyond the pandemic, the library is introducing meeScan, a library app with curbside capacities. Through the app, you will be able to request curbside pickup and monitor progress of your curbside pickup request while staff prepares your items for you.

For more information about getting started with meeScan, click here!

How Curbside Pickup Works

1. Reserve your item online

You can reserve items through our online catalog. If you cannot get online, reserves can also be placed by calling the library at 703-248-5031 (TTY 711).

2. You'll be notified when your items are available for pickup 

When your items are ready - usually with 48 hours - you will receive an automated notification via email or text with instructions for Curbside Pickup. If you do not have an email address listed in your account, library staff will call to alert you.

3. Pickup your items via curbside

Once notified, you can pickup your curbside reserves at 120 N. Virginia Ave Monday-Friday between 12pm and 4pm. Please park in the curbside service spots located just outside the library on Virginia Ave.

When you arrive:

  • Open the trunk of your vehicle
  • Open the meeScan app and press START to notify staff you have arrived
    • Open the 'Pickup' tab and follow instructions in the app.
    • You will be able to monitor the progress of your curbside request through the app (see the image above for an example).
  • Staff will bring items out and place them in your trunk, keeping the interaction contactless for the safety of all!
  • If you cannot access the app, call 703-248-5233 for our curbside line

Questions or trouble with the app? Call 703-248-5031

Quick Picks Options

Don’t want to scour the online catalog for specific books? Check out our Quick Pick options, especially useful for Picture Books and Easy Readers.

Safety for Both Patrons & Library Staff

  • Staff who bring your items out to you will practice social distancing (maintaining a separation of 6 ft) and will wear a mask. They will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer between drop-offs.   
  • When you arrive to pick up your materials, please open your trunk and then stay in your car until library staff finishes delivering your items.