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Opened September 29, 2007, the Oakton Community Library is certified with a Silver Rating under the Leadership Energy In Environmental Design (LEED) program, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. The American Public Works Association selected the building as its Project of the Year in 2008 for the VA/MD/DC region. PSA Dewberry (architecture and interior design), E.E. Reed Construction (contractor) and Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services team received the Award of Excellence for the Best Building for an Institutional Facility under $20 Million from the National Association of Industrial Properties in 2007 for their combined work on this project.
The Oakton branch serves as a community gathering place, and provides an array of programs and materials for all ages. The 17,304 square-foot facility, which houses a circulating collection of approximately 85,000 items, 12 computer work stations, and a free wireless network, provides views of the changing seasons and local wildlife, with ample natural lighting from oversized windows and a raised clerestory. In 2008 this location was certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Habitat. Outdoor seating purchased by The Friends of Oakton Library extends the library space into the outdoors.
The Oakton collection includes books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and kits for book groups. The Friends of Oakton Library assist generously with their time and monetary support. Programs are offered for all ages, including preschool story times to promote early literacy, activities to motivate school-aged children to use the library, book discussion groups, and much more. Guest presenters are often hosted thanks to the generosity of our Friends group.
Come in and meet our friendly staff, who will help you enjoy all that we have to offer.
Branch Manager: Lisa Kern
Board Trustee Member: Miriam Smolen - Providence District
Volunteer Coordinator: David Mertens (find volunteer opportunities at Oakton)
Friends Group President: Jane Sharnoff
Display Case: One
Access Services: One computer with ZoomText software; Text Enlarger; microphone/podium with assisted listening in Meeting Room.
Reservations can be made for regular hours.
(Number of chairs limited, call branch to check availability)
Meeting Room: capacity 75
Conference Room: 10
Group Study: capacity 4
Quiet Study Room: Yes
Internet Access: 12 Internet stations with Microsoft Office plus wireless access is available.
Parking: 121 parking spaces, 5 accessible
Languages spoken by staff at our branch include: Farsi, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, and Urdu.
Please call to find out when a speaker of a specific language may be available to help.
1: Hours and location
2: Renewals, check books on hold, account assistance
3: Children's services, program information
4: Information desk, reference questions, place holds, shelf check
5: Meeting room reservations
8: Specific staff members
9: Repeat menu
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035