A Message from the Library System Director

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Provided by Prince William Public Library System

As of Monday, March 16, all Prince William Public Libraries are closed to the public. During this time, we are committed to providing you with a positive experience to the best of our ability.
We’re taking the following steps to provide you with the quality of service you’ve come to expect from us:

Phone Service:

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, all of our branches, excluding Central Community Library and Nokesville Neighborhood Library, will have staff available to answer your questions by phone:
  • Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • All branches will be closed on Sundays

Curbside Pickup:

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, take advantage of Curbside Pickup. Place a hold, then come to your branch to pick it up curbside! Wait until you get email confirmation that your hold is available and, when you arrive at the branch, call inside. One of our friendly staff members will bring out your hold while you wait in your car. Curbside pickup is not available at Central Community Library or Nokesville Neighborhood Library. Curbside Pickup schedule:
  • Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • All branches will be closed on Sundays

Digital Library:

Our Digital Library provides free access to thousands of online and digital resources including e-books, audiobooks, newspapers, and Premium Websites. Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park residents can access all of the library’s digital services without visiting a library branch by signing up for a Digital Library Card. The Digital Library Cards expires in two years. To sign up, click here to select “Don’t have a PWPLS library card?” to register for a Digital Library card.

Expired Library Cards:

If your library card has expired or is about to expire, please call a library branch. Our staff will help to reactive your card to give you full access to our catalog for Curbside Pickup and our Digital Library.

Fines: 

Beginning March 16 through the time that we are closed, you will not incur fines for overdue books. We ask that you continue to return books to the book drop on their due date.

Book Drops are Open:

Book drops at all 11 locations are open. Please continue to drop off books before their due date.

Interlibrary Loans:

We will continue offering Interlibrary Loans (ILL). As in the past, there is a nominal fee when requesting an ILL. This fee will be charged to your account for you to pay online at your convenience.

Virtual Programs:

Our librarians are hard at work creating Virtual Story Times, Music and Motion, and more for you and your family to enjoy. Check our website for details in the coming days.

Friends Book Donations:

At this time, we are not accepting Friends of the Library book donations. Hold onto them! We’d love to take them once we’re fully up and running again.

Update from Prince William County:

Please see the following message from Chair of the Board of County Supervisors Ann Wheeler and County Executive Chris Martino regarding the county’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic: youtu.be/nkSEJhpoKdg
I wanted to thank you all – our community – for your understanding and support.
Sincerely,
Deborah L. Wright, PWPLS Director
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