About the library
Central Library provides a full complement of library services: reference services, materials for children, young adults and adults in print and digital formats, including periodicals, movies and audiobook; 19 public access computers; Wi-Fi; faxing, scanning, copying and more.
Central's Makerspace Studio 8601 will offer dynamic programming and educational experiences, including Cricut vinyl cutters, sewing machines, and coding toys like Spheros, Ozobots, and Makey Makey.
Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC) has moved back to Central in a new enclosed space, and includes all of RELIC's materials, including its microfiche readers. RELIC is open for walk-ins, reference service and also by phone 703-792-8380 and/or email at email@example.com Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
U.S. Passport Services: Previously offered only at Haymarket Gainesville and Potomac Community Libraries, Central's "central" location in the county makes it a great venue to offer U.S. Passport Services.
The new enhanced layout allows patrons to have even more access to public access computers, printers, copiers and scanners, mobile printing, and reliable Wi-Fi.
Not only does Central Community Library have more open space for programming and general enjoyment of the library, it now offers a strategically designed layout that allows for a better flow, as well as more study and conference rooms for patrons, including:
- Redesigned Children's Area
- Community Room booking for our civic organizations
- One Quiet Study Room
- Two Small Individual Study/Conference Rooms for up to four people
CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO OUR PATRONS
Virtual Programming: Central joins our other branches in offering virtual programming while our branches continue to offer limited service and contact-free pick up in response to COVID-19.
Staff Support: Central has a redesigned full-service concierge desk with reference and circulation services.
Library Materials: We will continue to offer a full range of library materials: books, children's materials, audio-visual, and periodicals as well as access to our Digital Library and its resources through public access computers.
Central's bathrooms have been renovated and expanded and made ADA Compliant.
New, inviting seating is available, both in the study rooms and open-space areas.
While Central is undergoing renovations, the other 10 branches throughout the county will continue to offer quality services and programs that patrons have come to expect. In addition, library digital services will not be impacted and patrons who frequent Central Community Library can continue to access digital services without issue. PWPL will continue to provide status updates as they occur on pwcgov.org/library.