Fairfax County Public Library Statistics and Information

an infographicFairfax County Public Library operates eight regional library branches and 14 community library branches conveniently located to serve more than one million residents of Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. An Access Services branch, located at the Fairfax County Government Center, provides unique services for residents with visual and physical disabilities. The library’s Virginia Room, located in the City of Fairfax Regional Library, maintains a collection rich in regional history and genealogy, as well as local and state government information and legal resources.

In addition to operating the 23 public service sites and providing access to more than 2.3 million books, the library has developed an impressive and expanding array of library services including early literacy outreach, more than 300 educational and engaging events each month, access to public computers and WiFi as well as eBooks and other digital resources for remote users accessible through the library’s website. Nearly five million people visited Fairfax County Public Library in fiscal year 2016.

System Profile

Eight regional libraries, 14 community libraries, Access Services for people with disabilities, Technical Operations and Library Administration. The City of Fairfax Regional Library also houses the Virginia Room.

Budget Information

Information about the library’s fiscal year (FY) 2016* budget.
*Fiscal year 2016 goes from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.

Information about the adopted FY2017 budget* (library info on page 20).
*Fiscal year 2017 goes from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.)

Public Use in FY2016

  • Registered cardholders: 441,683
  • Library visits: 4,727,927
  • Circulation:* 12,042,565
    *circulation indicates the number of materials that have been checked out or renewed by users; one book may circulate hundreds of times.
  • Visits to the website: 4,681,672
  • Database (online resources) usage: 1,591,718
  • Early Literacy Outreach to Preschoolers: 31,415 Children Reached
  • Total Library Program Attendance: 233,929


Library employees (as of April 2017)*:

  • Total: 599
  • Merit: 440
  • Non-merit: 158


Annually volunteers donate over 124,000 hours to the library.

The Library Collection

More than 2.3 million items are available for check out from library branches. Close to 34,000 digital items are available for download including eBooks, eAudiobooks and eVideos.

If you need additional information or statistics about Fairfax County Public Library, please call the marketing and communications office at 703-324-8319 or email libcustomerservices@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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