The book sale at your local branch is a great way to discover a classic gem, find a terrific gift, or complete your collection.
Meeting Rooms and Group Study Rooms
The Fairfax County Public Library has meeting room space available at no charge for use by nonprofit organizations and individuals for educational, cultural and informational community meetings and programs. Library-sponsored programs receive first priority. The fact that a group is permitted to meet at the public library does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group's policies or beliefs. The Library Board of Trustees is the final authority in granting or refusing permission for the use of the room. Some rooms are available after-hours, please click the “Info” bubble for specific room details.
Programs and events
We strive to sponsor events that educate and entertain while connecting people with others who share common interests and goals. Our events include author talks, book clubs for all ages, English conversation groups, technology workshops, writers’ groups, preschool story times, STEM-related children’s activities and much more. Visit our events calendar page to see what's happening near you.
Gadgets and Gizmos
The library offers more than 400 public computers at our 23 branches. Each computer provides Internet access as well as Microsoft Office. Customers can print or make copies in black and white for $0.15 and in color for $1. (Printing not available at Access Services branch.) Scanning to USB is free.
All branches offer free Wi-Fi access.
Wireless printing is available for all library cardholders. Send a print job from your laptop or desktop computer at home, or from your mobile device while visiting one of our locations. Learn more in our Wireless Printing Guide.
Many branches offer computer-related instruction. Visit the library’s Calendar of Events to search for a class.
The following branches offer new microform readers: City of Fairfax, Reston and Sherwood. Printing from the microform readers is $0.15 per page. Customers can also save data to a USB drive.
Computer use is free for customers with a library card. Those without a card, or who do not have their card with them, can purchase a guest pass for $2.
Sessions on library workstations are 30 minutes long. Sessions may extend beyond 30 minutes if no other users are waiting.
Information may be saved to customer CDs or flash drives. The Fairfax Library Foundation sells flash drives for $8 at library branches for the convenience of customers.
Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information accessed by their children.