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NEW: Remaining Library Locations to Close

The remaining open Arlington Public Library locations will close at the end of the day amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak.

Arlington Central Library and the Columbia Pike branch library remained open yesterday and today, after the other library branches closed. The two libraries continued to offer wi-fi and computer use, as well as self-service access to non-children’s materials.

The library system announced the closures, effective as of 9 p.m., this afternoon.

“In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Arlington Public Library is closing all locations,” said the library website. “We made this decision to support the overall health and wellness of our community and for the safety of our patrons and staff.”

All fines and due dates for physical materials are suspended until further notice, and book drops are closed.

“Please keep library items at home until we can resume library operations,” Arlington Public Library said.

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