Fairfax - City Of Fairfox Regional Library

10360 North Street

The City of Fairfax Regional Library opened its doors on January 26, 2008, as Fairfax County Public Library's first truly urban library. Situated at the corner of North Street and Old Lee Highway, the building is considered the eastern gateway to the City of Fairfax. Its exterior and interior architecture suggest a love of history and enlightenment, from the colonial columns and dormers to the soaring yellow pine ceiling.

The oldest library branch in Fairfax, it opened in a small cinderblock building in 1940 and was moved to Chain Bridge Road in 1962. It was called Central Library and served as the library's headquarters until 1982 when it was renamed Fairfax City Regional Library.

The building is well-equipped to serve the needs of its public, with a covered two-level parking deck, large meeting room and two conference rooms, wireless Internet access throughout the building, and dozens of Internet workstations. Cherry reading tables equipped with study lamps have built-in electrical outlets, and a 16-carrell quiet study room allows for individual quiet study. In addition to meeting rooms, a group study room may be reserved. The library has a collection of adult and children's books in Korean, and a large periodical collection, including titles in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and French.


Gail Roberts

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Big selection, spacious. Best part is placing books on hold online, and coming to pick up from holds shelf for the times you want to get in and out quickly.


Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
This library is my favorite. It’s quiet, staff is helpful and friendly it is and located in such a convenient spot. You can easily spend the entire day here.

Nick Oxford

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Best library in Fairfax County selection and seating-wise. Unfortunately you run into a lot of noisy high schoolers here, esp on weekends. Unfortunately the silent reading area could be larger (twice its current size) but I understand some of the difficulties that come along with that. Anyway, this is about as good as our mismanaged libraries get.

Loic D

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Very spacious, good learning environment and friendly staff.

Ed Kwok

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Big and spacious is a plus but can be crowded on weekends. Too bad that the homeless occupy seats for hours at a time. Also the kids section's noise levels carries and the parents don't really care that their child is crying or shrieking. Take them out to the lobby. Wifi is very good but censored. A library that censors information?