Fairfax County has plans to renovate the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library on Leesburg Pike beginning next spring. Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2016 and continue until Summer 2017. The library will close January 31, 2016 for renovations, and its much smaller temporary replacement space won’t open until mid-March, Fairfax County has announced (see below for a list of other neighboring libraries). The library will be closed until at least August, 2017. It will cost $5 million and bring patrons more computers and an upgraded wireless network, as well as improve the space and prolong the life of the building. During construction, the library will be temporarily housed nearby.
While the library is closed the first floor of 7700 Leesburg Pike (just a quarter mile northwest of the library) will serve as temporary library. This temporary space can accommodate eight public computers and a collection size of 10,000 materials. The library currently has 17 public computers and a collection of 100,000 materials. The Fairfax County Public Library is still figuring out which materials will be available during the closure. The temporary library’s hours are still TBD.
“The renovation of Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library will help us better serve this community by providing a more efficient layout with additional meeting space and upgraded technology,” said Edwin S. Clay III, director of the Fairfax County Public Library, in a statement. The renovation will cost $5 million and deliver more computers and an upgraded wireless network, as well as improve the space and prolong the life of the building.
If you’re looking for another library while Tysons-Pimmit is closed, here are some others nearby:
- Patrick Henry Library: 101 Maple Ave., Vienna
- Dolly Madison Library:1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean
- Thomas Jefferson Library: 7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church
- Mary Riley Styles Library: 120 N Virginia Ave, Falls Church