John Marshall Library Closing for Renovation April 15, 2017
John Marshall Library, a branch of the Fairfax County Public Library, will close for renovation at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. Renovations to the branch are expected to take 18 months.
“We appreciate the community’s patience while we complete these upgrades to the John Marshall Library,” Jessica A. Hudson, director of the Fairfax County Public Library, said. “The renovation will achieve the kind of improvements that are necessary to maintain the high quality level of resources and services that our customers deserve.”
The footprint of the renovated branch will be slightly larger, and the layout will be more efficient for current customer usage. The infrastructure will be updated to meet modern technology requirements, and building systems nearing the end of service life will be renewed. The building design will meet Fairfax County green building and Americans with Disabilities standards and be completed to achieve LEED® Silver certification. In addition to energy-saving features, the library will have after-hours meeting room capability, a teen area, a Wi-Fi bar and additional, flexible seating. A PDF with more details about the building is available.
Due dates for library books and other items will be adjusted based on the closing date. Customers will not be able to select John Marshall Library as their pick-up library for holds after March 25. Materials borrowed from John Marshall Library can be returned to any Fairfax County Public Library branch.
John Marshall Library opened in its current location in 1975. A storefront library had been established on Franconia Road in 1963.
Photo of the storefront John Marshall Library, circa 1963.