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McLean branch of Fairfax County Public Library in 2002


The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) is a public library system headquartered in Suite 324 in the Fairfax County Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginiamarker, United Statesmarker. The system, serving all of Fairfax County, is ranked in the top 10 best public libraries in the country for its size, according to HAPLR Index for 2006.

The first Fairfax County Library opened in 1939. Today, there are 22 library branches, eight of which are regional branches, 13 are smaller community branches and one which assists people with disabilities. A new branch will open in the summer of 2008. The library also oversees the county's Archives and Records Management Branch. The library branches span both the county and Fairfax Citymarker serving more than 618,000 registered users. The combined population of Fairfax County and Fairfax City at the last census was over one million. The library system is the largest in Virginia. The current Director of the library is Edwin S. Clay III, who has served in his current position for more than twenty years.

In 2007, more than 11.9 million items were borrowed from the library's collection of nearly three million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and other items. Also in 2007, more than 5.3 million visits were made to the branches and 3.8 million visits were made to the library's Web site.

The library offers a wide variety of services both in the branches and via the Web site. The library has computers for access to the Internet, the catalog, ebooks, downloadable audio books and databases. The library sponsors various programs: national and local author readings and book signings, local musical concerts, and events for the diverse population.

The library has more than 490 full-time employees which includes more than 130 staff with Master’s degrees in library science. Over 3,000 volunteers donated nearly 170,000 hours in 2007. The library often has jobs available and the list[139191] is updated every two weeks.

Branches

  • Burke Centre Library
  • Richard Byrd Library
  • Centreville Regional Library
  • Chantilly Regional Library
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library (Fairfaxmarker) -- Includes the Virginia Room
  • Great Falls Library
  • Patrick Henry Library (Viennamarker)
  • Herndon Fortnightly Library (Herndonmarker)
  • Thomas Jefferson Library
  • Kings Park Library
  • Kingstowne Library
  • Lorton Library
  • Dolley Madison Library
  • John Marshall Library
  • George Mason Library
  • Oakton Library
  • Pohick Regional Library
  • Reston Regional Library
  • Sherwood Regional Library
  • Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
  • Martha Washington Library
  • Woodrow Wilson Library


References

  1. " Directions to Library Administration." Fairfax County Public Library. Retrieved on April 4, 2009.
  2. " Facilities & Locations." Fairfax County. Retrieved on April 4, 2009.


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